There are three models that have proven to be the most effective when implementing Purpose Prep SEL courses: full class period implementation, partial class period implementation, and fully virtual implementation. All three models include teacher involvement and student access to devices and differ only in the amount of time students spend per lesson.
This page outlines the steps on enrolling a student in a course. The amount of time students are expected to spend is approximately 15 hours per course. However, teacher-led discussions and offline work required for the end-of-lesson and end-of-unit written assignments add significant time for students, and these are critical elements to successful implementation. For example, students are asked to seek out mentors and family members for interviews and activities. They are also asked to complete online research for selected assignments.
Purpose Prep SEL courses are highly customizable, allowing the teacher to remove content, add supplemental materials, and even create activities. Each lesson can be accomplished in approximately 30 minutes, or can be extended to a full class period, such as a teacher using a video as a jumping-off point to a rich discussion.
It is highly recommended that teachers monitor student responses as soon as the assignment has been submitted for a score or daily. These written assignments are very important to monitor as they may contain sensitive discussion topics that require prompt attention.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are nine courses offered in the Purpose Prep content library:
- Character & Leadership Development
- College & Career Readiness
- Mental Health & Wellness
- Personal Development
- Social & Emotional Success
- Unlock Your Purpose
- Climate & Culture Transformation
- Trauma-Informed Living
- Restorative Practices & Principles
Videos range from 1 to 6 minutes. After the video, a student will answer a quick check on learning question.
The default options currently applied to these courses are the recommended options from Edgenuity and Purpose Prep. This includes the 50% passing threshold for quizzes since they are considered low-stakes assessments, 90% on assignments and 10% on quizzes. Educators should focus on the writing assignments and classroom/student discussions while facilitating these courses. The following options should not be applied since they do not work with Purpose Prep courses:
- Prescriptive Testing
- Spiral Review
- Exam-Only course creation
While it may seem daunting to learn a new system before school starts, we have created a quick-start guide of resources in an effort to reduce some of the stress.
In partnership with Purpose Prep, Edgenuity offers social and emotional courses to middle and high schools seeking to help their students develop productive attitudes and pro-social behavior. Incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom not only increases academic success, but also improves students' attitudes toward school and reduces stress, anxiety, and depression.
Find downloadable resources to support the implementation of Purpose Prep.
|Teacher Facilitation Guide||Instructional Routines for Purpose Prep||Implementation Models|
|Prevention On Purpose Content Outline||Intervention on Purpose Content Suite||Purpose Pathways Content Suite PK-5||Restorative Practices Alignment|
|Sample Letter to Parents||Experts Guide||Modules Outline|
Find Comprehensive CASEL alignment documents for the following courses:
|Character and Leadership Development||Climate and Culture Transformation||College and Career Readiness||Mental Health and Wellness|
|Personal Development||Restorative Practices and Principles||Social & Emotional Success||Trauma-Informed Living||Unlock Your Purpose|
For New York specific documents, click here.
What do I need to know about the Edgenuity LMS to manage my Purpose Prep courses successfully?
Check out this learning path to help you get started with Purpose Prep.
|Understanding the Homepage||Learn about all the buttons on the homepage after logging into the system.||Homepage|
|Add Student Account||Need to add a student account? Learn how to create new student accounts and various options that can be applied to a student account.||Create a New Student Account|
|Classes||Classes allow educators to organize shareable student account groups, making it easier to manage students in multiple places.|
|User Groups||User groups allow educators to organize student accounts, making it easier to manage the student roster in various places. All educators can create and manage their own user groups in ways that make sense for them. User groups are only seen by the educator that created them, and therefore, cannot be shared with other educators.||Creating a User Group
Adding Students to a User Group
|Enrolling Students in Courses||
Learn how to enroll individual students or groups of students in a course.
Should an educator prefer to have students self-enroll in a course, there are two options available- Open Enrollment and Access Code Enrollment. The Open Enrollment allows an educator to select one or more courses to students in a selected grade. Students in that grade can self-enroll in the course(s) available to them. The Access Code Enrollment is a feature that allows an educator to set up a code for a course. Students will use that code to self-enroll in the course.
|Exploring the Course Structure||Become familiar with the structure of an Edgenuity course. Each hyperlink allows the educator to view the content the student will see.||Accessing the Course Structure|
|Exploring the Course Documents||Find teacher documents related to the selected course.||Accessing the Course Documents|
What do the new grades mean and how can I use them with my Purpose Prep courses?
|Overall Grade||Actual Grade||Relative Grade|
Purpose Prep-Specific activities
|Call to Action||These activities are located at the end of each lesson. Students are required to submit a response that needs to be graded by an educator, and that score will be factored into the course grade.|
|Grade Weights||The default grade weights for the two types of activities included in the Purpose Prep courses are: Assignments (90%) and Quizzes (10%).
*The quizzes are low stakes check-ins in the Purpose Prep courses, so the main focus for educators should be the written assignments.
|End of Unit Assessments||At the end of every unit, a student will complete a quiz, written reflection, and a mentor activity.|
Where can I access, view, and grade work completed by a student?
|Accessing a Student's Gradebook||How do I get to a student's gradebook?||Accessing the Gradebook|
|Resetting an Activity||Can I reset a student's activity?||Resetting an Activity|
Where can I find more information on how my students are scoring as a group?
|Accessing Classroom Data- Quiz||Is there a way to find how all of my students scored on the quizzes?||Gradebook- Quizzes|
|Accessing Classroom Data- Activities||Where can I find how the students did on specific activities in the course?||Gradebook- Activities|
Edgenuity has a variety of ways to monitor students as a whole. Some key reports are outlined below, but feel free to check out some additional reports in our Report Library.
Multiple Student Reports
Is there a place to find real-time data on my students' progress?
|Alerts||There are three different icons shown under the 'Alert' column, what do they mean?||The orange alert means the student is waiting for a review of his/her work before s/he can access the assessment. The yellow alert means the student has submitted work that needs grading. The red alert means the student is out of retakes on an assessment.|
|Progress tab vs Course tab||What is the difference between the Progress tab and the Course tab?||The Progress tab displays each student's basic information for each course- their grade, start date, target date, date of first grade, date of last grade, days since last action, target completion, and progress.
The Course tab provides details specific to individual student courses. This page is useful when comparing students assigned to the same course, as it provides a graphical representation of student progress.
|Interpreting Dates and Progress on the Dashboard||There looks like a lot of information on this page. What are some key parts to pay attention to?||
Some of the key columns to pay attention to are: Start D
Is there a page where I can keep an eye on student's overall performance in a course? I'd like to track their progress, pacing, grade, and even the last time they had a gradebook entry.
|Active Tab||Is there a list of all my student enrollments?||Accessing the Active Enrollments|
|Action Buttons||What are all the actions that can be taken with an enrollment?||Action Buttons|
|Other Tabs||What do the other tabs, other than Active, do?||Manage Enrollments tabs|
Looking for ways to pair filters together? Check out our best practice suggestions on this page.
Individual Student Reports
Is there a report where I can see a summary of a student's progress in a course?
This report is accessible to an educator and a student. It outlines a student's grades, progress, due dates, attempts, and scores.
|Accessing the Course Report||Where can I locate this report?||Accessing the Course Report Via the Student's Grades|
|Understanding the Course Report||There seems to be a lot of information on the report, what does it all mean?||Understanding the Course Report|
This is a familiar resource, but now that the courses are in Edgenuity's LMS, will the completed number of activities now populate?
Yes, an educator will be able to fully track active and idle times as well as the number of completed activities.
|Accessing the Session Log||Where is this report located?||Accessing the Session Log|
|Understanding the Session Log||What does all this information mean?||Understanding the Session Log