In this step, you will:

  • Plan to model Footsteps2Brilliance with your students 
  • Add Footsteps2Brilliance into your class routine 

1. Understand the goal

Research has shown that students who use Footsteps2Brilliance programs for at least 45 mins each week accelerate learning exponentially.

Your goal is to ensure students use the Footsteps2Brilliance apps effectively and independently for at least 45 minutes each week. Remember that learning happens best in short, frequent sessions.

2. Help students use the app effectively: 

I Do

Use an interactive whiteboard or projector to read books, write or edit class books, and play games together. Model how to navigate and model expected learning behaviors.

For additional ideas, see Lesson Plans.

We Do

Have students work in small groups or pairs to read books, write books, and play games together. Monitor groups and guide behaviors.

For additional ideas, see Lesson Plans

You Do

Invite students to use the program independently in your classroom and/or at home only after you have demonstrated expected learning behaviors.

Footsteps2Brilliance is designed to enrich your teaching by providing students with

  • multi-sensory interactive practice

  • immediate feedback

  • language support

  • unlimited repetition to achieve mastery

Every Footsteps2Brilliance activity is a formative assessment that provides you with data to make informed decisions for ongoing instruction.

3. How to Create and Monitor Assignments for Grades 1 - 3

Students in Pre-K, K, and 1 should start the school year using Clever Kids University. Once this routine is established, you may want to add assignments that align to your themes or units of study.

Students in Grades 1, 2, and 3 will work on assignments you create that align to your units of study. 

Learn more about assignments here.

Next Up: Monitor your class usage

Need more help? Sign up for Office Hours or email us at