CSMlearn has developed CSM, an online course that builds the essentials of high performance that lead to success in school, college, work and life – including math and literacy, problem solving, active learning, persistence, confidence, high personal expectations and self-efficacy. CSM is a next-generation advanced adaptive learning system, and is the first (and to our knowledge still only) learning system to personalize instruction simultaneously in academic and how-you-learn, -act and -feel domains. This personalization allows for an unprecedented range of users, from high school dropouts to corporate managers with advanced degrees, all taking the same CSM course – CSM has one of the broadest use cases of any course.
CSM gains college credit – often satisfying general education math requirements for a bachelor’s degrees (even though it does not teach algebra) – at colleges with around 800,000 students and growing. In a study by Stanford Research Institute against gold-standard courses from Pearson and McGraw-Hill, CSM had the largest math and literacy gains and the highest student engagement. Furthermore, CSM is uniquely aligned with the Common Employability Skills, the most widely-adopted employability framework, and is gaining recognition as a training program in the energy and water industries. Finally, CSM includes an embedded mini-course with a new type of career guidance course that instead of focusing on choosing a career, teaches the skill of making career decisions throughout your life.
While we have clients who are individuals or single organizations (school, colleges, adult education, workforce development, or employers), our future is in large community-wide programs centered on regions like Greater Philadelphia (in conjunction with Drexel University School of Education), West Viriginia, Minnesota, and Colorado, uniting each community in shared purpose, commitment, accomplishment and pride (e.g. see the following website on our work in Philadelphia - www.ExcelTogether.org). These represent some of the largest education+workforce programs ever attempted in the US, with the potential for unprecedented equity outcomes benefiting communities and underserved populations.
CSMlearn’s mission is to help all people reach their potential in education, work and life, with an emphasis on the underserved. CSMlearn is a Public Benefit Corporation and a Certified B Corp, and on the path to non-profit status.
CSMlearn has developed CSM, an online course that builds the essentials of high performance that lead to success in school, college, work and life – including math and literacy, problem solving, active learning, persistence, confidence, high…