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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.

What We Do

Innovative, evidence-based instructional solutions and services are at the core of what we do. 

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About LANGUAGE Live
About Step Up to Writing
About LETRS
About TransMath

Who We Are

Our leadership team comprises individuals with diverse backgrounds in teaching and school administration; education technology and publishing; school turnaround; research and efficacy; systems engineering; curriculum design; and educator training/professional development. Meet our president

Implementation Support

Antavia Hamilton-Ochs, English teacher at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Alaska, shares her experience working with Voyager Sopris Learning Support Services.

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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

About LETRS

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

About TransMath

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. Learn More

About Velocity

Velocity® optimizes 1:1 learning for K–5 student success in English Language Arts. It is the next generation of adaptive learning, transcending all other technologies by optimizing every aspect of a classroom. It optimizes the way teachers teach, the way students learn and the way education is experienced. Imagine a technology that empowers and enhances both teachers and students – that’s the Velocity classroom. Learn More

Giving Back

We take our role as a responsive corporate citizen seriously. We are committed to giving back to the communities where we do business. One of our areas of focus is ensuring every child has the school supplies needed to actively participate in their classes. To this end, we partner with the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF), donating a portion of back-to-school web store sales to the KINF Second Responder® program. Learn more

Memberships

Corporate Member, Voyager Sopris Learning

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is “the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For more than two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 10 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.” (Source: cosn.org/about-cosn)

Corporate Member, Cambium Learning Group

Digital Promise “works at the intersection of education leaders, researchers, and learning technology developers” with the mission to “improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans through technology and research. … Digital Promise is an independent, bipartisan nonprofit, authorized by Congress in 2008 as the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies.” (Source: digitalpromise.org/pages/our-story)

Corporate Member, Cambium Learning Group

ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education) is “the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.” (Source: iste.org/about)

Corporate Member, Cambium Learning Group

SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association) is “the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age.” (Source: www.siia.net/about/about-​siia)

Awards, Recognitions, Endorsements


ISTE 2016 Best of Show

2016 Winner: Velocity

AAP REVERE Award 2016

2016 Winner: LANGUAGE! Live

Winner of 21st and 22nd BESSIE Award

2015 & 2016 Winner: LANGUAGE! Live

LANGUAGE! Live 2016 SIIA CODiE Finalist

2016 Finalist: LANGUAGE! Live

2015 EDDIE Award Winner

2015 Winner: LANGUAGE! Live

District Administration Top 100

2014 Top 100: Read Well

Authors & Advisors

Learn more about the experts behind our proven solutions and their commitment to improving lives through learning.

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