Support for Educators: Using Lexia Programs At Home
Lexia Learning understands that, whether you are in the classroom or supporting students remotely, you are at the heart of student success. We want to make sure that you have the resources you need to continue to support students and their families during extended time away from school. Here are some key resources to help you support the successful implementation of Lexia® products.
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In addition to the information on this page, this Remote Learning with Lexia Programs Data Sheet provides information about key program features to help inform contingency planning and support the successful continuity of student learning.
- Sharing Login Information with Families
- Expanding Use: Rostering and Access
- Free Access to Lexia Academy - eLearning for Educators
- Accessing and Sharing Program Resources
- Monitoring Progress and Supporting Families
Sharing Login Information with Families
Please provide parents or guardians with the following:
- The email address of a staff member who has an account in the myLexia® administrator dashboard (this is used to connect the program to your school's account).
- The student's username and password. It may help to print login cards from myLexia so that you can send them home with students or email them to families. Go to the Manage Tab (in myLexia), Click the box to the left of the class name, and select the Print Login Cards button at the bottom.
- Another way to share login information is using Home Letters available in multiple languages:
- If your school uses a Single Sign On portal or LMS to log in, provide families with the URL, username and password, or Clever badge. If your school or district uses Clever for Single Sign On, you can visit support.clever.com or view these additional resources to support home access.
- The following learning module may be helpful for planning:
- Using Core5 at Home (includes information transferable to PowerUp as well)
For technical support while using the program at home, families can contact Lexia Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Lexia Customer Support is not able to provide parents with student usernames or passwords, or teacher emails.
Expanding Use: Rostering and Access
In some cases, sites will be rostering new or additional students at this time. If you are not the member of the team that oversees account provisioning for Lexia, the best course of action is to reach out to the person or department that typically rosters accounts, and let them know that you will be expanding use.
If you oversee the provisioning of Lexia accounts, we strongly recommend that you continue to use the same method for rostering accounts that you have up to this point to limit the disruption to staff and students. You will likely use one of the following methods:
- You can individually create each student, class, and staff account in myLexia. (click here)
- You can import spreadsheets to create your staff and student accounts. (click here)
Note: Any staff member with a Teacher access role can create students and add them to a class. (click here)
Automated Provisioning Options
Your school or district may already be using automated provisioning and/or Single Sign On (SSO) for students, which could impact the ability to manually create student accounts. More information about automated provisioning is found in our Setup & Technical Information page. If you already use automated provisioning and are unsure how best to add new student accounts, Lexia Support is happy to discuss what alterations you will need to make.
NOTE: If you do not already use automated imports, Lexia does not recommend changing your provisioning method for this purpose. The reason is that a standard transition to automated imports can take 2-3 weeks, and we expect this timeframe to be extended during this time. In order to ensure students are able to quickly get started, if your district is not already using automated imports, it is best to forgo switching to automated imports at this time.
eLearning for Educators with Lexia® Academy
To refresh your knowledge or get up to speed on Lexia program features quickly, you can take advantage of free access to Lexia Academy through June 20, 2020*. Lexia Academy provides you with the opportunity to learn at your own pace through a series of eLearning courses. You’ll explore content around Lexia products as well as best practices for literacy instruction. You can complete the courses in any order and apply what you’ve learned to your own instructional plan in order to better support your students.
Accessing and Sharing Program Resources
Accessing Program Resources
Log into myLexia and click the Resources tab on the left-hand side.
- Setup & Technical Info: This page has links to documents related to administrative setup, licensing, etc.
- Resource Hubs: There is a Resource Hub link for each program to which you have access. The hubs contain teacher’s manuals, scope and sequence documents, information for parents about using Core5 and/or PowerUp from home, and more.
- Training on Demand Videos: These brief videos demonstrate how to manage myLexia accounts and how Lexia programs support student learning.
- Site-Specific URL: Create links or bookmarks using your site-specific URL for each student program to bypass the teacher email entry page and simplify the student login process.
- Lexia Academy: An eLearning resource that helps educators prepare for implementation success and learn best practices around literacy instruction.
- Consider sharing resource pages developed to support families in guiding remote learning:
- Consider sharing some of the following with families as a packet or via your learning management system.
- Visit myLexia.com > Resources for
- Core5 Lexia Skill Builders, Lexia Connections, and Lexia Lessons
- PowerUp Lexia Skill Builders and Lexia Lessons
- You may choose to share these resources with families in the following ways:
- Download PDFs from myLexia and email to families
- Download PDFs from myLexia and share as assignments or class resources via your school’s Learning Management System (LMS) and/or using Google Classroom
- Print packets to send or mail home
- Direct families to Lexia’s At-Home Resources Hub to view and download materials; Provide recommendations to families as appropriate.
- Following are a few considerations and suggestions when sharing these materials:
- Skill Builders and Connections can be excellent resources for families. Consider sharing answer keys along with Skill Builders.
- If it is expected that families will be delivering Lexia Lessons to support progress in online activities, educators should provide specific Lexia Lesson recommendations directly to families.
- If home printing is limited or unavailable consider the following:
- Skill Builders: Students can write the answers to many questions in a notebook. Alternatively, a PDF mark-up or annotation tool can be used to complete many of the Skill Builders electronically if they cannot be printed.
- Lessons: Most Lexia Lessons can be delivered without printing the PDF. Often, the reproducible materials that accompany the lesson can be created by hand or viewed electronically.
- Additional supplemental resources can be also be shared with families and include the following:
- Visit myLexia.com > Resources > Core5 Resources Hub > Support for Instruction for:
- Core5 Flash Cards
- Lexia Close Reads for Core5
- Printable Core5 Comprehension & Fluency Passages
- Core5 Writing Prompt Pack
- Visit myLexia.com > Resources > PowerUp Resources Hub > Classroom Resources for:
- Printable PowerUp Comprehension Passages
- Visit myLexia.com > Resources > PowerUp Resources Hub > Support for Instruction for:
- PowerUp Writing Prompt Pack
- PowerUp Writing Prompt Pack
- Visit myLexia.com > Resources for
- Families can reinforce literacy skills at home by reading with their children, encouraging independent reading, and by using the following resources that can be downloaded and emailed to families: Core5 At-Home Tips (English) and Core5 At-Home Tips (Spanish)
- For extended periods of home use, consider whether you will be delivering Lexia Lessons virtually and/or provide the documents to parents or guardians to assist with learning. Most Lexia Lessons are scripted and require minimal materials to be delivered.
- Families may also find some of these additional Lexia resources helpful for practice at home:
Monitoring Progress and Supporting Families
- You can log in to myLexia.com using a supported browser or the myLexia mobile app to monitor student progress.
- We recommend that you log in at least once a week to check the Class Action Plan and, if possible, follow up with families as needed to support students.
- You may choose to communicate updates about usage and progress with families via email and may consider downloading and sharing recommended Lexia Lessons with parents or guardians for instruction to be done at home.
Need more help? Contact our Support Team!
Chat: Click the Chat icon in the upper right-hand corner of myLexia
Support is available weekdays, 8 AM to 6 PM EST.
Important note about home access: To protect the privacy and security of students, Lexia Learning representatives do not share login credentials with anyone who is not a staff member with a myLexia account. Schools must provide usernames, passwords, and teacher emails to parents and guardians if they wish to have students access the program remotely. If parents contact Lexia Customer Support to request this information, they will be directed to contact their school, and our Customer Support will assist the school staff member as needed to address any request.
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*At this time, we are offering free access to Lexia Academy through June 20, 2020 for our school and district customers in the U.S. and Canada only.