Newsela for Clark County Public Schools

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DPS educators and students have access to the following world-class content platforms for the 2021-2022 academic school year:

Newsela ELA

Newsela ELA addresses the literacy and content needs of all teachers across all subject areas.

The Newsela SEL Collection

This CASEL-aligned, easy to use resource supports elementary, middle, and high school students in navigating mindfulness, self-awareness, and self-management.

Logging In

When you log in for the first time

Go to newsela.com

Click Join Now in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Newsela will ask you a few questions about your role and your school:

If you are a teacher, parent, or administrator please select I’m an Educator for full access to your subscription. (Selecting “I’m a student”’ will restrict access to features and content. If you are an educator who signed up as a student in error, please contact us.)

Importing Classes and Rosters from Clever

In Newsela, go to your Classes page by clicking your name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting the Classes tab from the settings menu.  

Click Sync with Clever.

Select the classes you want to import, choose a grade level and subject for each, then click Import Selected Classes.

Here is a video explanation of rostering.

If you have questions about using Newsela and Clever together, click here.





Getting started: Next steps for Educators

In addition to signing in to their Newsela account, we recommend teachers utilize resources on the Educator Center to get familiar with the four products they now have. Here are some suggested resources to get started.

  1. Video: Welcome to Newsela Learn more about how Newsela can provide relevant, accessible, and engaging content for your students. 

  2. Video: Adding students with Newsela This short video provides clear next steps on adding your students to Newsela so that you can see student activity and ensure they see assignments. 

  3. Remote Teaching Toolkit This is a toolkit designed specifically for educators who are tasked with teaching remotely. It includes strategies for connecting with your students remotely, prepared text set assignments, and office hours with Newsela's professional learning team.

  4. Flipped Classroom Toolkit This toolkit includes resources for virtually "flipping" your classroom. It includes resources such as unit planning templates, templatized parent letter, and regularly updated tools.

  5. Newsela Educator Center This is a one stop shop for all things Newsela-related. Need support with something? Want to see how others are using Newsela to facilitate learning? Want to bolster your Newsela capabilities? This is the spot.

  6. Educator, Parent, and Student Resource Toolkit This one-pager contains links to resources that educators and families might find helpful as they navigate distance learning and Newsela. It includes links to tools that help explain different aspects of using Newsela.

  7. Office Hours for Remote Learning This includes regularly scheduled live office hours. Bring your questions about how to leverage Newsela! Our team of experts has answers.

Getting Started Checklist for Educators

  1. Access your Newsela account by following the instructions above.

  2. Learn more about how Newsela can provide relevant, accessible, and engaging content to your students. Watch

  3. Review how to add students to Newsela so that you can see student activity and ensure they see assignments. Watch

  4. Learn more about teaching with Newsela by completing this short, self-paced course covering PRO features. Complete the course

  5. Review Power Words and how this feature can support your vocabulary instruction. Watch

  6. Complete this training program, designed to recognize leaders in the Newsela community. Complete the course

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