Putting the “New” back in Newsela! Back to School Updates for Indiana Educators

Event Details

  • Date:
    • September 19, 2023 - September 19, 2023
  • Presenter Name:
    • Mark Gallo
  • Registration Deadline:
    • September 19, 2023
  • Start / End Time:
    • 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (EST)
  • ESC Member Price:
    • Free
  • Non Member Price:
    • Free
  • Facilitator:
  • Location:
Event Cancellation Policy
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Newsela takes authentic, real world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for 3-12 classrooms. Texts are published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Today, more than 3.3 million teachers and 40 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s accessible to everyone, aligned to standards, and attached to activities and reporting that provide visibility into what students are learning and how teachers are leveraging the content in instruction. In this session, Newsela will discuss new features like Content Settings, a new collection to support Indiana Civics, and a new partnership with Formative.


  • Review new features
    • Content settings
    • Indiana Civics collection
    • Formative Partnership for quizzing and SIS integrations
  • New Indiana Civics content
  • All content available at 5 reading levels creates accessibility for all learners

Target Audience:

  • Curriculum Leaders
  • Title/Special Education
  • Building Level Administrators
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Classroom Teachers Grades 3-12
  • Software/Technology Staff

Special Instructions:

Newsela is a proud partner of ESCI and provides discount opportunities to any Indiana school district that is a member of any of the 9 service centers located in Indiana.  See the Partnership Page for a full vendor list.


Event Cancellation Policy

NIESC Cancellation Policy

Registrants who notify NIESC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.

  • Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but one week before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop, will pay 50% of the registration fee.
  • Registrants who neglect to call or notify NIESC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full registration fee.
  • On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees