FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESmartBrief teams up with edWeb.net on Connected Teaching and Learning PLC to provide extended reach to SmartBrief partners

PRINCETON, NJ, March 31, 2014 – SmartBrief, the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry, is hosting a free professional learning community around Connected Teaching and Learning on edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community. The community and its professional development webinars will give SmartBrief partners a new channel for reaching EdTech leaders.

EdTech industry organizations can add the sponsorship of a Connected Teaching and Learningwebinar to their SmartBrief on EdTech marketing plan to expand their outreach.  SmartBrief on EdTech will customize packages that combine a presence within its popular e-newsletter with exposure in the Connected Teaching and Learning community and its webinars – for increased results.  Sponsorship will help EdTech companies with thought leadership, market access, business development, and other company goals.

Technology is changing student instruction and professional development, and it’s more important than ever that educators connect and share. The Connected Teaching and Learning community is a forum for educators to come together online to engage, innovate, and discuss best practices for the classroom. As the program’s host, SmartBrief on EdTech will bring the latest EdTech news, trends, and case studies to the community.  This collaborative community is free, and it will provide webinars and online discussions to help educators connect and collaborate.

Joe Riddle, Group Publisher, Education and Workforce, at SmartBrief says, “We deliver news to tens of thousands of educators, daily, and many of them have asked us for an online community, to share their opinions on the news we cover. We are so pleased to partner with edWeb, for our online community, and we encourage any educator interested in discussing connected teaching and learning to join the conversation.”

Lynn Scott, Senior Program Director for edWeb.net, added, “Working with SmartBrief on this program is a truly a win-win situation for everyone involved.  Educators who participate will benefit from quality PD webinars and timely discussions thanks to SmartBrief on EdTech’s expertise in the field.  And SmartBrief’s partners who participate as Connected Teaching and Learning webinar sponsors will be able to connect with their market in a meaningful way through our highly interactive webinars and community discussions.”

Educators can join the free Connected Teaching and Learning community on edWeb to stay informed about upcoming webinars, join in discussions with peers and industry experts, and gain access to valuable resources.  The community is a collaborative forum, and community members are invited to share their expertise by presenting a webinar to their peers. Interested educators are encouraged to contact edWeb’s Lynn Scott to submit a request to present.

For more information, please contact: 

Lynn Scott, Senior Program Director, edWeb.net
203-599-5819 | lynn@edweb.net

Joe Riddle | Group Publisher, Education and Workforce, SmartBrief
202-407-7857 | jriddle@smartbrief.com

About SmartBrief
Serving over 5 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities. Visit www.smartbrief.com for more details.

About edWeb.net
edWeb.net is a professional social and learning network for the education community that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with colleagues, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb hosts free professional learning communities on key topics in education and won the 2012 Edublog Award for Best Free and Open Professional Development for Educators. edWeb reaches 3.5 million educators in the U.S. through our membership and our partnership with MCH Strategic Data. Learn more at www.edweb.net. Follow @edwebnet on Twitter.

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San Francisco Unified School District Selects Edgenuity as Online Learning Provider

 

Scottsdale, AZ – March 31, 2014 – Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced that it has been selected by the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to serve as the district’s online learning provider for grades 9-12.  Edgenuity’s curriculum and instructional model have met a rigorous set of standards and can now be used for credit recovery and supplemental instruction across all of SFUSD’s 17 high schools.  SFUSD is the seventh largest district in California and serves over 55,000 students each year.

 

“Today’s students are truly digital natives, having grown up with technology in every part of their lives, so we are thrilled to partner with Edgenuity to provide San Francisco students with an online learning platform that is familiar, rigorous and engaging,” said Bill Sanderson, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for SFUSD.  “Working with Edgenuity, we look forward to maximizing the impact and effectiveness of online learning to help at-risk students and increase overall student achievement and graduation rates.”

 

“Edgenuity is pleased to partner with the San Francisco Unified School District, empowering them to meet the unique needs of their students and improve academic outcomes,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity.  “Our online, research-based curriculum is coupled with tools that provide teachers with rich data to closely monitor student progress and personalize the learning experience.  Through this platform, we can help schools better prepare students for college and career.”

 

SFUSD’s approval process included an RFP and a three-stage process of review.  Edgenuity was approved because it offers an instructional design with multi-dimensional pedagogy and multiple learning paths, adequate methods to assess student learning, and content that is continuously refreshed and up-to-date.  Another determining factor was Edgenuity’s plethora of UC doorways approved a-g course offerings.

 

Edgenuity is being rolled out in the district this month, with plans to expand the program to provide additional blended and virtual learning options for students as an alternative to the traditional school setting.  Through Edgenuity, the district is offering one of the first online, a-g approved wet lab Chemistry classes in the state of California.

 

About Edgenuity

Edgenuity (formerly E2020, Inc) provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers a range of Core Curriculum, AP®, Elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Credit Recovery courses aligned to the rigor and high expectations of state, Common Core and iNACOL standards and designed to inspire life-long learning.  Fully flexible for use in any blended or online learning model, Edgenuity supports an environment where personalized learning is possible. With more than 200 semester-long courses and growing, Edgenuity has already driven outcomes for more than one million students in schools and districts across the country.  For more information, and to see Edgenuity in action, visit Edgenuity.com.

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