Learning.com Marks 15 Years of Partnering With Schools, Districts and States to Enhance Learning

Company expands product offerings with a new solution that helps districts build and share digital curriculum.

Learning.com, a leader in helping districts implement digital learning initiatives, celebrates 15 years of creating education technology solutions for K-12 schools. The company works with schools, districts, associations and state governments and currently serves nearly 5 million students across the U.S. and 11 countries worldwide.

Learning.com was founded in 1999 to help teachers integrate technology into everyday instruction. Since the inception of its flagship digital literacy curriculum EasyTech, Learning.com has adapted to address education trends related to digital content, Next-Generation Assessments, project-based learning, 21st century skills instruction and more.

“We’re proud that throughout our 15-year history, we’ve helped educators make a positive impact on the lives of millions of students around the globe,” said Keith Oelrich, Learning.com CEO. “It’s humbling and inspiring to work with a passionate, smart and committed group of employees who make Learning.com a fun, vibrant and dynamic company.”

To meet the changing needs of today’s districts, Learning.com launched Curriculum Foundry, which will help districts seamlessly access, organize, and share digital content. The product provides a searchable content repository that includes vetted open education resources (OER), as well as a district’s existing digital content and tools to build curriculum. Curriculum Foundry is being piloted this fall and will be ready for district implementation in January 2015.

To read more about the Learning.com story, visit http://www.learning.com/about.

About Learning.com
Learning.com helps districts implement digital learning initiatives with award-winning content, tools and services. By incorporating Learning.com’s curriculum and assessments into core instruction, educators help their students develop 21st century skills. With Learning.com’s digital content management solution, districts can seamlessly access, organize and share digital content to meet their instructional goals. Learning.com also offers industry-leading professional development services to support educators as they integrate technology into the classroom. Founded in 1999, Learning.com currently partners with more than 2,500 districts to help prepare their students for success in college and future career opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.learning.com and connect with us athttp://www.twitter.com/learningdotcom.


Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to Address Leaders from CTE Community
Will speak on the value of CTE in sustaining America’s workforce and economic competitiveness

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) today announced that U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez will provide an address during the ACTE Awards Banquet, to be held Wednesday, November 19 in Nashville, TN.

“I am ecstatic that Secretary Perez has accepted our invitation to speak during the ACTE Awards Banquet,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “The ACTE Excellence Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership and passion in their work to advance career and technical education, and we are fortunate to welcome Secretary Perez to this event in recognition of his commitment to preparing Americans for the careers of tomorrow.”

The ACTE Awards Banquet will be held at the Gaylord Opryland during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2014, and honors the winners and finalists of the ACTE Excellence Awards. Perez will discuss the importance of CTE in providing students with the spectrum of skills essential to be work-ready in today’s global economy.

Secretary Perez has demonstrated a commitment to CTE, both in his public statements and his efforts to increase equitable access to the skills training students need for 21st century careers. During his tenure, he has overseen the Administration’s efforts to expand Registered Apprenticeships, worked with other federal agencies to promote career pathways, administered the Ready to Work Partnership and Youth CareerConnect grant programs and is now leading the implementation of the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Registration for the event will be available until November 12. To learn more about the ACTE Awards Banquet and CareerTech VISION 2014, please visit www.CareerTechVISON.com. Members of the media who would like to attend this event should contact Sean Lynch at slynch@acteonline.org or 703-683-9312.

About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.




Flipped Learning Pioneers Honored at 2014 Bammy Awards

Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams recognized for ‘standout contributions’ to the flipped classroom movement

CHICAGO (Oct. 7, 2014) – Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, flipped learning experts and co-founders of FlippedClass.com, were recently acknowledged at the third annual Bammy Awardsfor their “standout contributions” in helping teachers maximize their time in the classroom. Created to help reverse the negative national narrative that dominates education, the Bammy Awards is a cross-discipline honor that identifies and recognizes the extraordinary work being done across the entire education field every day.

The co-founders of FlippedClass.com, an organization that leads flipped learning training programs around the globe, were recognized at a black-tie, red carpet event in Washington D.C. for paving the way to flipped classrooms. The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences organizes the Bammy Awards.

“It’s an honor to be included in a group that includes Dr. Timothy P. Shriver, Sir Ken Robinson and Rafe Esquith,” said Bergmann.

“Jon and I accept this recognition on behalf of all the educators who are using flipped learning methods to engage students and, ultimately, re-think the way we approach instruction,” said Sams.

FlippedClass.com, the pair’s new venture, brings flipped learning training consultants to schools, districts, states and nations. The organization will also introduce two new flipped learning conferences in 2015: FlipCon Texas and FlipCon Middle East (Dubai). Bergmann and Sams have co-authored two books, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day andFlipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement.

For more information about the organization, visit www.FlippedClass.com. To learn more about the Bammy Awards, go to www.bammyawards.org.

About FlippedClass.com

FlippedClass.com delivers effective flipped learning training to schools, districts, associations, governments and organizations around the globe. Co-founders Jon Begrmann and Aaron Sams, along with a cadre of flipped learning experts, travel the world to share best practices for creating learner-centric classrooms that enable teachers to maximize their class time. Bergmann and Sams have co-authored two books on flipped learning topics. Former educators, Bergmann and Sams are commonly regarded as the flipped learning pioneers. For more information about FlippedClass.com training and upcoming flipped learning events, visit www.FlippedClass.com.

About the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences

The Academy is comprised of over 223 prominent education leaders. Members of the Academy include a profoundly eclectic cadre of persons involved in education, including Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University; Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education; Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; author and thought leader, Dan Pink; and the executive directors of NAESP, AASA, PTA, NASN, ASBO, ISTE, COSN and NASSP.