Learn Storm

Students in grades 3-8 at St. Joseph’s Catholic School are participating in Learn Storm.

What is Learn Storm?  Idaho is the first state-wide roll-out of Learn Storm!  Currently, students in Ireland, Bay Area (CA), Chicago, and Idaho are participating in Learn Storm.   Learn Storm is a 9 week math challenge from Khan Academy.  Sal Kahn came to Idaho to kick off Learn Storm at the beginning of February.  St. Joe’s very own Mrs. Russell and Mrs. Weaver are Learn Storm Idaho Ambassadors, and they had the chance to talk to Sal Kahn and promote Learn Storm throughout the state.

Learn Storm:

  • Builds confidence in every student – LearnStorm rewards growth and diligence as much as achievement, so that every student has the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work.
  • Strengthens Common Core math skills – Students work on Khan Academy’s adaptive learning platform with thousands of interactive exercises, with step-by-step hints, and supporting videos.
  • Rewards school teams as well as individual students – Students can work independently and as members of their school team, building school pride, and earning the chance to attend an epic, in-person final celebration.
  • Is easy to sign up and participate from anywhere – all your child needs is an Internet connection and a Khan Academy account.
Here is sample weekly activity so parents can learn more about how Khan Academy is encouraging students to learn about and adopt a “Growth Mindset”:
Here is a GREAT video that explains how LearnStorm works (with a child describing the competition)
Why is Learn Storm so cool?  Learn Storm is giving students an incentive to LEARN!  Students work toward badges and a possible invitation to a celebration event.  Students are not just learning about math–they are also learning about learning: grit, perseverance, and hustle!

How is St. Joe’s performing in Learn Storm?  This week, St. Joe’s is currently in 15th place for Mastery (total points) and 23rd place for Hustle (total points).  There are over 300 schools, 37,000 students, participating in Idaho.  One of St. Joe’s 3rd grade students was 1st place this week in Hustle points!!!!

Learn Storm Leaderboard