Welcome to Voyager Sopris Learning
At Voyager Sopris Learning™, our mission is to work with educators to help them meet and surpass their goals for student achievement. We offer unparalleled support in three key areas: meaningful student assessment; in-depth teacher professional development; and evidence-based instructional solutions.
Jeffrey A. Elliott
President, Voyager Sopris Learning
Jeffrey A. Elliott is President of Voyager Sopris Learning, where he leads the company’s efforts to provide innovative, evidence-based instructional and professional service solutions to help schools meet and surpass their goals for student achievement.
Prior to his work at Voyager Sopris, Elliott was President/CEO of The Virtual High School, an online learning provider serving middle and high school students. He led the company’s efforts to provide fully virtual and blended learning programs focused on career and college readiness, with a specific emphasis in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Elliott was President/CEO at Advanced Academics from 2003 to 2012, after joining the company in 2002 as Chief Operating Officer. During his time with Advanced Academics, the organization grew into one of the leading providers of online education for public school students in the United States. He led the company’s pioneering strategy to serve at-risk students and the deployment of its comprehensive online learning model.
From 1999 to 2002, Elliott was with Seattle-based Wright Group/McGraw-Hill Education, where he served as Vice President of Business Development overseeing three divisions of this leading educational publishing company. While at Wright Group, he successfully integrated and managed international acquisitions, including publishing operations in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
In 1996, Elliott joined newly formed Tribune Education as Director of Strategic Planning and Development. There, he was responsible for the company’s strategic planning as well as identifying and executing acquisitions and joint ventures. From 1983 to 1996, Elliott served in a variety of management roles at Chicago Tribune Company. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
About LANGUAGE! Live
The LANGUAGE!® Live instructional model has been proven to yield up to two years' growth in just one semester. With a comprehensive approach to literacy intervention, LANGUAGE! Live balances mastery of foundational skills through online learning with teacher-directed small- or large-group instruction in more advanced literacy skills, such as close reading, writing, speaking, and oral comprehension. Learn More
About Step Up to Writing
Every Step Up to Writing® strategy is now built to support specific standards in the areas of writing, vocabulary, language, reading, and speaking & listening.
The new edition has four grade bands, targeting proven Step Up to Writing strategies to specific grade levels and subject-area learning in those grades. Implementing Step Up to Writing in every grade establishes a common writing language across grade levels and content areas. Learn More
LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development responds to the need for high-quality literacy educators. Developed by literacy expert Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D., LETRS provides the deep foundational knowledge necessary to understand how students learn to read, write, and spell—and why some of them struggle. Learn More
TransMath® is a comprehensive math intervention curriculum that targets middle and high school students who lack the foundational skills necessary for entry into algebra and are two or more years below grade level in math. The new Third Edition emphasizes fewer topics in greater depth while accelerating students to more advanced math, from number sense to rational numbers to understanding algebra.
LANGUAGE!® The Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum® provides intensive intervention. It integrates reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, foundational skills, and spoken English, rapidly advancing students who score below the 40th percentile on standardized tests. Its parallel curriculum, LANGUAGE! Focus on English Learning® is specifically designed for English learners. When delivered as designed, LANGUAGE! documents accelerated literacy gains of two to six years in a single academic year.
About Passport Reading Journeys
Passport Reading Journeys, with Updated Content, is an engaging literacy solution for middle and high school students reading significantly below grade level. The research-based reading intervention program uses a blended approach focused on engaging students with age-appropriate instruction and content that includes real-world relevant, captivating Expedition themes and technology components that support and enhance instruction.
About Read Well
Read Well is an innovative K-3 reading and language arts solution that helps students build the critical skills needed to be successful readers and learners. The research-based program allows teachers to effectively target students at all stages of development. Through a blended approach of whole-class instruction, differentiation small-group instruction, motivating technology, and individual student practice, teachers have the flexibility they need to meet students at their skill levels and adapt instruction accordingly. Read Well meets the challenges of the CCSS - along with the needs of each child.
About Voyager Passport
Voyager Passport gets students excited about reading through the use of a blended solution model using both print and technology components. The program is organized into Adventures that include Adventure Checkpoints and Adventure Centers, which allow instructors to quickly assess and monitor progress and provide students with independent practice that helps build fluency, extend understanding, and broaden students' reading experience. Learn More
The REWARDS® family of reading and writing intervention materials is specifically designed for adolescent struggling learners. Educators nationwide have embraced REWARDS as a powerful short-term intervention that results in long-term literacy achievement. The program supports any core curriculum and offers flexible implementation options. The ultimate goal of the REWARDS family is to increase fluency rates, deepen comprehension of informational and content-area texts, and increase precision in sentence writing. Learn More
About We Can Early Learning Curriculum
Developed to serve all Pre-K children, We Can is a proven, evidenced-based, early learning solution that supports teachers of all experience levels—addressing key foundational skills in the Common Core State Standards and other state standards for kindergarten. The robust, multidisciplinary curriculum provides a clear roadmap for early childhood success—featuring easy-to-implement lesson plans and a wide range of innovative learning tools. We Can integrates assessment with instruction and offers teachers multiple opportunities to observe children, identify their capabilities and needs, and monitor their progress. Learn More
Vmath® is a targeted math intervention program for struggling students in grades 2–8 that provides additional opportunities to master critical math concepts and skills. Vmath is specifically designed to reinforce grade-level expectations. Through a balanced, systematic approach, Vmath creates successful learning experiences for students and develops confident, independent learners of mathematics. With a blended print and technology solution, or a digital-only option, Vmath delivers essential content using strategies proven to accelerate and motivate at-risk students. Learn More
About DIBELS Next
DIBELS Next measures are quick and efficient measures that indicate if a student is on track for reading success. With both universal screening and progress monitoring components, these measures are critical tools for educators as they: 1) Identify students who need intervention support, 2) Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, and 3) Support the RtI/multitiered model. Learn More
RAVE-O is a one-of-a-kind, small-group reading intervention that targets serious reading challenges. Its unique, cutting-edge approach balances science and motivation to accelerate learning, close and prevent the achievement gap, and promote fluency, comprehension, and deep reading. Learn More
About Ticket to Read
Ticket to Read® is a self-paced, student-centered online program that results in improved reading performance. As students complete tasks in the areas of foundational skills, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, they earn points that can be used to decorate their personal clubhouse or stock their toy store. Learn More
VmathLive® empowers students to master math content at their own pace in a motivating online environment. The learning is structured so that students work sequentially through the lessons and can earn badges, trophies, and points. New to VmathLive: 20 games that focus on CCSS for mental math! Learn More
NUMBERS is an innovative, rigorous mathematics professional development offering based on the instructional planning, assessment, and differentiation necessary to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in elementary and middle school. Learn More