Good—and bad—behavior happens. Keeping parents, teachers, and students on the same page about those behaviors is our goal. Hero Engagement Tools allow teachers to deliver real-time communications to parents, who can then respond directly. Students (and their parents) are able to see individual performance, promoting more positive behavior. These features and more were added to the Hero platform to help bridge the communication gap between school and home, helping to make more active participants in student success.
Hero Engagement Tools bring school-wide behavior programs to the next level. Administrators set behavior goals, which students and parents see in the form of individual progress charts. Students (and their parents) can see where they stand in the context of the school-wide goals. And milestones help motivate and encourage students along the way.
Open the lines of communication between school and home—and no one else. With Hero Engagement Tools, student behavior conversations are kept private, and are visible only by the administrator, teacher, and parent. Even the parent account setup is done so with security measures in place. Schools issue their own “keys” for parents to set up their individual portals, ensuring that the accounts are secure, right from the beginning.
With Hero's student app, students see their points and rewards in real time, use their Hero passport to check in to events (or detentions), look up their schedules, and even see a record of their behavior actions to see their progress. This gives students a stream of instant feedback on their behavior, and the app can even push notifications about detentions or goals that the student has achieved.
Reach parents in real time with push notifications from the Hero app (or emails, if they prefer) so they are always aware of what's happening with their student's behavior. From there, the parent can ask questions, see records of their student's behavior, and get advice on how to intervene. This also lets parents bring school conversations into the home—helping to discourage bad student behavior and celebrate the good things they do.
More engaged parents result in higher performing students. By using Hero to bridge the gap between parents and the classroom, school leaders are paving the way to student success.
To say teachers are "busy" would be an understatement. With Hero, teachers can initiate meaningful dialogue with parents without adding mountains of paperwork to their already busy schedules.
When you give parents an easy way to get engaged, they can help support the behavior initiatives you're trying to get across in school—at home. Not just the bad stuff, but the good stuff, too.
Give students a sense of where they fit in—big picture—with your school-wide behavior initiatives. When they can see their points values, they take responsibility for their own behavior.
For over a decade our company has evolved and so has the world of education. EdTech companies are working with schools and districts nationwide to improve student outcomes at all levels. This evolution requires companies operating in this market to become more and more focused, nimble, and dedicated. When we launched the new Hero product in January 2014, we found the name resonated. Hero became far more than a product. Hero became what we live, every day. Our customers, partners, and everyone we’ve met along the way have responded so well to the Hero brand, it’s humbling. To support our commitment to our current and future customers, we are building a new organization to focus solely on K-12 education. Effective November 1, 2014, we are known simply as Hero K12. And we couldn’t be more excited for the future.
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