2020-2021 School Year

MindRise OnLine , OnCall, and OnDemand programs

are available and advantageous for 

virtual AND on-campus learners.

For on-campus students, MindRise programs are a significant asset for student progress

and help to reduce class sizes to accommodate social distancing.

For virtual learners, MindRise programs offer the personalized, face-to-face instruction

that students desperately need to succeed from afar.  

If your students will be  transitioning between virtual and on-campus instruction, 

MindRise programming transfers with them without interruption in support.   

Call or email today to find out how MindRise can support your students this school year.

512-663-6210

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What We Do

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MindRise delivers high-impact instruction using three specialized programs: MindRise OnLine, MindRise OnDemand, and MindRise OnCall. Students work in rigorous, small group sessions throughout the school day in programs that are both research based and proven to be effective.  We work with students of all levels to both accelerate their understanding of the TEKS and maximize their success on STAAR.

 

Why We Do.

...

PASSION

 

We are passionate about helping

students reach their full

academic and personal potential.

...

Every child deserves success, and

we want to support your campus in

ensuring your students achieve it

EXPERIENCE

The MindRise team has decades of

experience in educating students.

...

Our highly effective programs have

substantially advanced understanding,

performance, and confidence for

many thousands of students

 

Our Impact

MindRise Results

Our impact is measured by performance level gains:

% of students rising from Did Not Meet to Approaches

% of students rising from Approaches to Meets

% of students rising from Meets to Masters

Statewide performance gains average at only 2 - 3% each year, while

students in MindRise programs earn gains of 19 - 65%.

 

The MindRise team is proud to have delivered successful programs throughout the past decade to thousands of students on dozens of campuses across Texas. 

 10+

Years

 50+

Campuses

 10,000+

Students

 

Our Programs

MindRise delivers high-impact, customized instruction to deepen TEKS understanding and improve STAAR results through 3 specialized programs . . .

MindRise

OnLine

Accessible from home or school, MindRise OnLine uses our highly engaging, innovative live learning platform with interactive tools, collaborative workspace, and shared-screen technology for face-to-face small group (5:1) instruction. Using highly skilled instructors and research-based curriculum with authentic STAAR practice, MindRise students make decidedly impressive gains, moving up performance levels at a substantially higher rate than other students. While the state average performance level gains hover around 2 to 3 percent, MindRise students show up to 65 percent performance level gains. That’s a game-changing 25 times higher than the norm.

Clips from MindRise OnLine Programs

MATH

reading

MindRise

OnDemand

Accessible from home and school, MindRise OnDemand offers a full library of video lessons with 1 to 3 videos per TEK/SE or TEKS cluster. Each video is identified by the specific TEK/SE covered, so teachers can assign lessons with ease. Concepts are taught in an engaging, step-by-step process with the instructor on screen to create a personalized feel and connection. In addition to explicit instruction of concepts, each video includes student practice and review. Teachers can use these videos as a review for students who need extra support, for students returning from an absence, for instruction when subs are present, and more. The Algebra OnDemand series is available now with all other STAAR tested subjects and grade levels coming soon. 

Clips from MindRise OnDemand Programs

Coming soon

MindRise

OnCall

Accessible from home, MindRise OnCall programs offer virtual learners the immediate, one-on-one assistance essential for staying engaged and motivated from afar. Expert MindRise instructors in all grades and subject areas stand ready to explain concepts, answer questions, and review skills at any time throughout the school day. Students have the option to pre-schedule OnCall sessions or to jump in at the moment they need assistance. MindRise OnCall uses our highly engaging, innovative live learning platform with interactive tools, collaborative workspace, and shared-screen technology for face-to-face instruction. With support from MindRise instructors, students gain a better understanding of concepts and the confidence to complete assignments. 

Subjects

MATH & ALGEBRA

MindRise Math and Algebra instructors teach for conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and substantive problem-solving. Student groups are actively engaged in their learning and in the application of their knowledge. Manipulatives are used throughout the programs to deepen concept understanding. Mathematical discussions highlight each lesson with students sharing their ideas and explaining their thought processes.

READING, ELA I, & ELA II

MindRise Reading instructors teach for active understanding of text content while spiraling in fluency and vocabulary. As they read, students make connections, ask questions, generate inferences, and draw conclusions, generating deep and thoughtful understanding of the material and setting them up for comprehension success. Instruction includes thorough coverage of all comprehension components, including inference, conclusion, summarization, main idea, author's purpose, and analysis of varied texts, including fiction, informational, poetry, and drama.  

WRITING, ELA I, & ELA II

MindRise Writing instructors engage students in creative thought and application, leading students in developing their ideas, organizing their thoughts, and expressing their creativity on paper. Students engage in productive brainstorming sessions, compose rough drafts, thoroughly investigate and edit their rough draft, before finally penning their final draft. In addition, students develop their editing and revision knowledge. 

SCIENCE & BIOLOGY

MindRise Science and Biology instructors create an environment for scientific inquiry, keeping students active, engaged, and reflective. To ensure active participation and thorough understanding, students are asked to think critically about science concepts, including making predictions, interpreting data, drawing conclusions, and citing evidence for support. With an emphasis on science vocabulary, students create diagrams, develop analogies, and make connections to develop a deep understanding of concepts and phrasing. Groups engage in scientific discussions to develop students' structural framework of understanding, keeping them actively engaged and reflective for deeper understanding.  

SOCIAL STUDIES & US HISTORY

MindRise Social Studies and US History instructors draw students into the excitement of history through a variety of techniques, including connecting history to current events, posing provoking inquiries, telling the human story behind events, encouraging discussions and debates, and tapping into student creativity. Using timelines, graphs, charts, maps, and images, instructors show connections and relativity to allow students to visualize events and concepts. Lessons focus on historical facts, cause and effect, main ideas, analysis, sequencing, and summarizing.  

April 2019

The MindRise instructors keep us active and participating and asking a lot of questions. The instructors helped me to understand things that I didn't get in class. I was really nervous about STAAR but now I'm not because I know I'll do great. We should have tutoring more often. I really hope they come back every year!

- MindRise Student

 

Our Staff

Throughout our programs, the connection established between all of the constituents – MindRise Instructors, Academic Coaches, and Directors, along with campus teachers and administration – creates a strong team atmosphere, where everyone is working seamlessly for the success of the students.

The MindRise Team

MindRise Instructors are college degreed educators who are dedicated to meeting the goals of our programs and the success of each student. Their focus is to ensure that each day is filled with rich academic advancement, meaningful relationship building, and continued confidence development. By investing in each student's educational and personal growth, MindRise instructors create an environment of genuine support and trust, which provides the necessary foundation for solid academic growth. All of our instructors bring:

 - Strong content acumen

 - Engaging instruction delivery 

 - Talent for connecting with students

 - Genuine passion for student progress

MindRise Instructors

MindRise Academic Coaches

MindRise Academic Coaches are at the helm of each program, making certain our programs are of  absolute exceptional quality and are completely turn-key. MindRise Academic Coaches are highly qualified educators with superior communication, organization, and leadership skills. Our Coaches expertly cultivate positive learning environments with rigorous instruction delivery and alignment to campus targets. By carefully coordinating MindRise services with campus goals, the Academic Coach creates a seamless instructional approach which integrates classroom instruction with instructional sessions and establishes consistent expectations across all learning environments. 

 

Donna Drake, M.Ed., has directed hundreds of school-day programs for thousands of students on over 50 campuses. Having worked in education for over 20 years, she also brings the experience having been a teacher and administrator in Title I schools. Throughout her career, she has maintained a primary focus on the success of at-risk students, working tirelessly to prepare them for the brightest of futures. 

MindRise CEO

 
Gradient

Included in MindRise programs:

Highly Skilled Instructors

Educator talent search and recruitment (OL, OD, OC)

Multi-step interviews with content testing & sample lessons (OL, OD, OC)

Hiring including orientation and paperwork (OL, OD, OC)

Fingerprinting & background checks via FACT Clearninghouse (OL, OD, OC)

In-depth teaching and mentoring training (OL, OD, OC)

Expert Program Management

Full-scale program management (OL, OD, OC)

Leadership in rigorous instruction delivery (OL, OD, OC)

Oversight of positive behavior support strategies (OL, OD, OC)

Continuous professional development delivery (OL, OD, OC)

Ongoing instructor evaluations and feedback (OL, OD, OC)

Continuous Campus Communication

Regular conferences with administration (OL, OD, OC)

Scope and Sequence Correlation (OL, OD, OC)

Real-time grade book and attendance sharing (OL, OD, OC)

Individual & group progress TEKS/SE updates (OL, OD, OC)

Monthly progress summaries (OL, OD, OC)

Dynamic Curriculum and Resources

Proven and effective curriculum (OL, OD, OC)

Essential supplies (OL, OD, OC)

Online manipulatives (OL, OD, OC)

Effort based incentive program (OL, OD, OC)

Deployment of substitute instructors (OL, OD, OC)

Full-Scale Administrative Services 

Payroll processing (OL, OD, OC)

Payroll taxes (OL, OD, OC)

Workers compensation (OL, OD, OC)

Unemployment benefits (OL, OD, OC)

W2 filings (OL, OD, OC)

 

  FAQs

During the pandemic, can virtual learners use MindRise programs?

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Yes! MindRise OnLine can be accessed from any location and is a great asset to virtual learning students.

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Yes! MindRise OnDemand videos are accessed through the internet and are a great, concise teaching tool for virtual learners.

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Yes! MindRise OnCall is accessed through the internet and helps students stay motivated and complete assignments.

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Yes! MindRise OnLine can support student progress and help to reduce class sizes for social distancing requirements.

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Yes! MindRise OnDemand videos are a great, concise teaching tool for all learners.

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While MindRise OnCall is designed for virtual learners, it can also be used on campus if desired. 

During the pandemic, can on campus students use MindRise programs?

Which subjects and grade levels does MindRise offer? 

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All STAAR tested subjects and grade levels. 

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Algebra is currently available with all other STAAR tested subjects and grade levels coming soon.

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All grade levels (K-12) for Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies.

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 Students log onto the MindRise site via our live learning platform. Instructors and students collaborate using an interactive whiteboard and live-feed video. Using research-based curriculum, our instructors teach concepts in the main "room" of the platform. Students periodically shift to their personal breakout rooms to practice and demonstrate newly learned skills where the instructor joins each student to monitor their understanding, discuss concepts, and answer individual questions as they arise.

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Students log into their assigned TEKS video to watch an engaging step-by-step explanation and demonstration of that specific TEKS concept. MindRise OnDemand features enthusiastic instructors who students can both hear and see, creating a familiarity and connection which inspires students to actively engage in the learning process.  Each topic includes thorough instruction and an opportunity for students to practice with academic support and encouragement from the instructor each step of the way. 

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Students sign up for a scheduled block of time or jump into a session when needed. Each session is one-on-one and targeted to that students current needs. Once a student signs onto the MindRise site, the student and instructor communicate using our interactive whiteboard and live-feed video. The instructor explains concepts, answers questions, and reviews skills to increase the student's understanding and motivation. 

How are MindRise programs delivered?

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Each MindRise instruction group consists of 5 students. The total number of student groups is up to each campus. Most campuses have 100 to 500 students participating in the MindRise program. 

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Each On-Demand video program is accessible to all of a classroom teacher's students at any time throughout the school year. 

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MindRise OnCall is available to all of the campus's registered students. 

How many students participate in MindRise programs?

Do same students attend the entire program?

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To ensure the maximum impact, we maintain the same students for the duration of the program. 

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Teachers may offer the videos to their students however it works best for their classroom. 

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All students have access to OnCall throughout the program.

If a student can no longer attend the MindRise program, can another student take that slot?

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Yes, if a student is no longer enrolled in a MindRise program, a new student is able to take that slot for the remainder of the program.  

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All students in the teacher's class have access to the videos at any time throughout the school year. 

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All students have access to OnCall throughout the program.

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The length of MindRise OnLine programs are dependent on each campus's goals for student progress. While every program yields growth, longer programs see the greatest gains in both TEKS understanding and STAAR performance. Most campuses choose MindRise programs that run 4 to 9 months. 

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Each OnDemand program is available to classroom teachers for the entire duration of the school year. 

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The length of MindRise OnCall programs are dependent on each campus's need for student support. 

How long do MindRise programs run?

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MindRise OnLine programs take place during the school day.

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MindRise OnDemand programs take place during the school day.

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MindRise OnCall programs take place during the school day.

When does MindRise instruction take place? 

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Students attend an average of 4 to 8 hours per week. 

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Student participation time is dependent on each classroom teacher's schedule and need. 

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Student participation time is dependent on each student's need. 

How many hours per week do students attend MindRise programs?

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Campuses can choose any daily time segment that works with their schedule. Most campuses choose somewhere between 45 and 90 minute daily segments. 

Notes:

- Sessions are priced in 45 minute segments.

- Some campuses choose for their students to attend from 90 to 180 minutes every other day.

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Student participation time is dependent on each classroom teacher's schedule and need. 

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MindRise OnCall sessions are dependent on each student's need at that time. Most sessions are between 5 and 30 minutes.

How long is each MindRise session?

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Virtual Synchronous: MindRise OnLine can be worked into students' schedules at any time during the school day.

Virtual Asynchronous:  MindRise OnLine can be offered during the school day at the student's convenience.

On-Campus: Schools can choose to offer MindRise OnLine during electives, intervention classes, or core classes in order to reduce class sizes and accommodate social distancing.

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Virtual Synchronous: Teachers can assign MindRise OnDemand videos can be assigned at any time during the school day.

Virtual Asynchronous:  MindRise OnDemand can be offered during the school day at the student's convenience.

On-Campus: Teachers can assign MindRise OnDemand videos anytime throughout the school day. Most teachers choose their class time or during an intervention class.

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MindRise OnCall is available to all students at anytime during the school day.

How do campuses arrange time for students to attend MindRise sessions during the school day? 

Where does MindRise instruction take place? 

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Virtual: MindRise OnLine can be accessed in any location.

On-Campus: MindRise OnLine instruction takes place in computer labs, classroom computer stations, or on student laptops.

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Virtual: MindRise OnDemand can be accessed in any location.

On-Campus: MindRise OnDemand instruction takes place in computer labs, classroom computer stations, or on student laptops.

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Virtual: MindRise OnCall can be accessed in any location.

On-Campus: MindRise OnCall  instruction takes place in computer labs, classroom computer stations, or on student laptop

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MindRise OnLine programs include the instructors, curriculum, online platform, and student headsets (as needed). The only items supplied by the student and/or campus are computers and internet access. 

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MindRise OnDemand programs include the video instructor and curriculum. The only items supplied by the campus (or student) are computers, internet access, and headphones (if needed). 

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MindRise OnCall programs include the instructors, online platform, and student headsets (as needed). The only items supplied by the student and/or campus are computers and internet access. 

What materials does MindRise supply for its programs?

What is the pricing for MindRise programs? 

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Most student sessions run between $7 and $10. The rate is dependent on the length of the program and number of students participating, with the lowest rates associated with longer programs and/or larger student counts. 

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Yearly video program access pricing is dependent on the number of campus teachers, with the first teacher being $9K, the second teacher being $6K, and all additional teachers being 3K.

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Most daily instructor rates run between $250 and $400. The rate is dependent on the length of the program and number of instructors requested, with the lowest rates associated with longer programs and/or large instructor counts. 

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Most campuses/districts use grant funds, such as Title I, ESSERF, Gear up, Priority Schools, etc. to pay for MindRise OnLine.

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Most campuses/districts use grant funds, such as Title I, ESSERF, Gear up, Priority Schools, etc. to pay for MindRise OnDemand.

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Most campuses/districts use grant funds, such as Title I, ESSERF, Gear up, Priority Schools, etc. to pay for MindRise OnCampus.

How do campuses pay for MindRise programs?

 
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