Pearson Honored as a TrainingIndustry.com Top 20 Training Outsourcing Company for Second Consecutive Year
Company’s Professional group recognized for providing organizations with high-quality and comprehensive training and professional development solutions and services
NEW YORK – Pearson announced today that it was named a Top 20 Training Outsourcing Company by TrainingIndustry.com for the second consecutive year. TrainingIndustry.com provides its readers with annual lists of top trainingoutsourcing companies based on extensive research, interactions with companies around the world, and thorough analysis of the capabilities, experience, and expertise of hundreds of learning organizations. Pearson’s Professional group partners with corporations, associations, non-profits, and government agencies to create effective services and solutions that align with their learning and professional development goals to improve employee productivity, business and organizational results.
The 20 companies named to this year’s list were selected for the features and capabilities of their training programs; size and growth potential; quality and number of clients/users; geographic reach; and awards, recognition and competitive differentiation.
Among examples of Pearson’s innovative training outsourcingpartnerships is its collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).Serving more than 71,000 members, AHIMA is the premier association of health information management professionals worldwide. In 2014, Pearson partnered with AHIMA to expand the organization’s online education offerings by providing consulting and course development services, learning technology, and access to nearly 200 online, self-paced courses.
“Pearson is honored to be recognized once again among this list of outstanding training companies,” said Kenna Ose, senior vice president of business development, Pearson. “This honor from TrainingIndustry.com is a testament to the pioneering vision of the leading organizations that we work with every day to design and deliver professional training and development programs that provide their employees with the skills that make them successful in their professions and their lives.”
To learn more about Pearson’s professional training and development partnerships, visit http://www.pearsoned.com/professional/.
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more, visitwww.Pearsoned.com.
Northern California’s Largest K-12 School District
Selects Voyager Sopris Learning’s Curriculum Solution
Diverse Elk Grove Unified School District Adopts LANGUAGE! Live
DALLAS, Texas and ELK GROVE, Calif., May 5, 2016 –Elk Grove Unified School District, the largest K-12 school district in northern California, has adopted LANGUAGE!® Live California, a comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum from Voyager Sopris Learning™ for 7-12 grade intervention.
Provider of evidence-based preK-12 instructional solutions and professional services, Voyager Sopris Learning designed its curriculum solution to specifically help struggling adolescent readers and writers achieve grade-level reading expectations.
The LANGUAGE! Live California adoption follows an extensive review process and three-month pilot program within the district, which directly compared the solution’s success against that of leading competitors. LANGUAGE! Live has been shown to significantly improve student performance while meeting the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the California ELA/ELD Framework.
Located in southern Sacramento County, Elk Grove Unified School District serves more than 62,000 students in 65 schools. The state’s fifth largest K-12 school district, covering more than 320 square miles, lies in one of California’s most diverse areas where students speak more than 88 languages and dialects.
“Elk Grove Unified School District is a progressive leader in K-12 education,” said Jeffrey A. Elliott, President, Voyager Sopris Learning. “We couldn’t be more proud to partner with Elk Grove Unified School District in strengthening ELA/ELD instruction throughout the district. Having recently completed a highly successful pilot program, we’re excited to see the power of LANGUAGE! Live California extended district wide.”
Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman noted, “We know that if students are reading on grade level by the end of third grade, they’re far more likely to graduate and go on to be successful compared to their peers who are reading below grade level. Our investment in LANGUAGE! Live is our commitment to help all of our struggling students build the necessary literacy skills to ensure the same post-high school opportunities as their peers.
LANGUAGE! Live California blends the best of online instruction with the important aspects of teacher-directed instruction to empower struggling learners and close the reading and writing gap. Proven effective with a wide range of student populations, and meeting the California CCSS and the California ELA/ELD Framework, LANGUAGE! Live ensures:
- accelerated learning;
- intensive instruction of foundational skills; and
- exposure to grade-equivalent standards, text and vocabulary to move students to reading independence.
LANGUAGE! Live is built on nearly two decades of research and was developed by Dr. Louisa Moats, an internationally renowned literacy expert; lead author of LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development; author of numerous journal articles, books, and instructional materials; and a past vice president of the International Dyslexia Association.
To read detailed results, take an interactive tour, and watch videos of LANGUAGE! Live California in action, visit www.languagelivecalifornia.com.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 65 schools: 40 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 40 career-themed academies and pathways within 13 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and strive for having every student learning in every classroom, every subject, every day.
About Voyager Sopris Learning
Voyager Sopris Learning™ is an education partner committed to unlocking the full potential of every teacher and every student. We believe that the best way to meet and exceed standards in education is to address the underlying systems of teaching and learning, and to nurture those systems at their most fundamental levels. Our suite of instructional and service solutions is based not only in research but also in real classroom evidence, ensuring that every solution is as easy-to-implement and teacher-friendly as it is effective. We offer a variety of digital and blended instructional tools and assessments, as well as professional development and school improvement services, all of which are designed to help every teacher deliver nothing short of the highest-quality instruction to every student. Voyager Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD), based in Dallas, Texas.
Singapore Math® Publisher Marshall Cavendish Launches New Math On Online Assessment Program With Free Webinars
Program for grades 3 to 5 assesses students’ math skills to help teachers determine their readiness for state assessments in math and what concepts need review
TARRYTOWN, NY, May 6, 2016 – Marshall Cavendish Education, publisher of the Singapore Math® curriculum, launched a new online math assessment program, Math On, for grades 3 to 5 with a series of free webinars for educators this month. With more than 1,800 questions, Math On helps educators prepare students for successful first encounters with online state assessments in math and works on any computer or mobile device. The latest math exams are a new world for students. Math On prepares students for success with rigorous questions that mirror the style and level of questions on the PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests. Every question is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This standalone program supports any math curriculum. Educators are invited to attend a free 30-minute webinar to learn about how Math On can help students achieve the best results on the latest state math assessments, and are available at multiple times on five May dates, starting on Tues., May 10, and Thurs., May 12. May 17, 19 and 26 are also available. Educators can register for their choice of date and time athttp://www.mceducation.us/mathon/. All participants receive a free 30-day trial of Math On and one may win a copy of Marshall Cavendish’s best-selling professional development book, “Bar Modeling.”
Math On provides teachers with fully customizable unit assessments that enrich students’ conceptual understanding, familiarize them with technologically enhanced questions, and prepare students for all state and national tests of mathematics performance. The user-friendly program with a colorful interface is a comprehensive and easy-to-use assessment tool accessible to students, teachers, and administrators. Teachers can choose to assign assessment questions in either practice mode with hints and instant feedback for students for formative assessment, or in testing mode for summative assessment, where students answer questions as they would on any state or national assessment. A wide range of question types reflect those used in next-generation assessments, including drag-and-drop, multiple choice, matching, and graphing questions. Students are able to access hints and feedback while attempting questions in formative mode, meaning they learn while they are tested. Straightforward reporting tools allow teachers and administrators to pinpoint problems and review students’ mastery of topics at a glance. Teachers can analyze results by student, test, or class.
Math On provides several exit tickets, a quiz, and a test for each unit. Teachers can use these as they are, modify them, or create their own. Math On’s ready-made assessments are customizable, and teachers can select from an easily searchable question bank to create original assessments.
“As next-generation math assessments transition to computer-based testing, teachers are concerned about online format of tests and new question types, like the need for students to explain answers to assess thinking strategies,” said Vivian Cheng, Area Director US, at Marshall Cavendish Education. “We have answered their concerns by creating a formative assessment solution to help students and teachers prepare for the end-of-year assessments. Math On will fully prepare students for the CCSS assessments. The program is also a great stand-alone assessment package for schools that can integrate with any math curriculum that they use.”
Math On’s thoughtful and modern features and benefits for teachers make it fast and easy to get the information and data they need while, proactively preparing students to achieve their best on math assessments:
- Tests are graded automatically, reducing demands on teachers’ time
- Teachers can grade free-response questions within Math On with exemplars, rubrics and sample answers provided
- Easy reporting tools make it simple for teachers to pinpoint the needs of struggling learners and provide intervention
- Instant data analysis allows teachers and administrators to review students’ mastery of topics at a glance and differentiate instruction
- Teachers control whether assessments are formative or summative
- Teachers can review individual student responses to identify at a glance which questions caused difficulty and determine mastery of CCSS
- Administrators can review CCSS mastery for each student, class, and grade level
- Students see worked solutions so they learn while they are testing
- Students, teachers, and administrators can access Math On from anywhere with an Internet connection
Math On is available now as an annual online subscription through Marshall Cavendish Education. The suggested purchase price for Math Onbefore June 30 starts as low as $8.99 per user, plus it includes an extra three months free (total 15-month subscription). For information about Math On, educators are invited to sign up for a webinar, visit Marshall Cavendish atwww.mceducation.us/mathon, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 821-9881 x337.
Marshall Cavendish Education
Marshall Cavendish Education (www.mceducation.us) is the authentic provider of Singapore Math® educational solutions. The company’s holistic approach to learning and teaching is fundamentally changing math education in the United States by providing teachers with the same pedagogy, curriculum, supplemental materials and digital resources that have put the company’s Singapore students at the top of all global math performance studies.
For nearly 40 years, Marshall Cavendish Education has been a leading academic publisher of K-12 math textbooks, workbooks, and digital curricula, as well as a respected provider of professional development for educators. With headquarters in Singapore, Marshall Cavendish Education has been on a mission to revitalize math instruction in classrooms worldwide. The company’s products have been adopted by educators and embraced by students in over 50 countries.
Sunburst Digital brings the #1 selling K-12 Keyboard Proficiency Program to the Cloud
to Spark Anytime, Anywhere Standards-Based Learning
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL — May 9, 2016 – Typing is boring – right? So what’s the secret that has made Type to Learn the proven, gold standard for teachers, students and schools across the country looking to springboard learning for the last 12 years?
One can best imagine instructionally sound teaching and learning as an old-fashioned teeter-totter. Picture great teachers delivering relevant and engaging information that’s able to unlock key ideas and learning constructs. Students absorb the momentum of those big ideas and spring back with their own ability to elaborate. Learning escalates through reading and writing practice. As the process completes itself, a child’s ability to effectively comprehend and express their thoughts can be measured. That’s precisely how Type to Learn works.
Today’s technology invites a promise that teaching and learning moments can truly happen anytime, anywhere. Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets, Smart Phones, and Thin Clients offer this generation of 21st century learners a cost-effective chance to advance their capacity to grow knowledge everywhere. Type To Learn Cloud Edition places K-12’s #1 Keyboard Proficiency program in every learning environment without any installation or technology hurdles.
“Typing is the primary means of interfacing with any mobile device, triggering the instant ability to communicate with other devices and other people. Learning how to use the keyboard is an essential 21st Century skill kids need to effectively share their ideas, elaborate their thoughts and express themselves,” offers Joe DeSario, GM of Sunburst. “A child’s capacity to be proficient in typing truly acts as a springboard to all forms of learning. Type To Learn is not just a cute name – it’s a proven methodology for unlocking a pathway to learning both in and out of school.”
Type to Learn’s strength lies in its ability to motivate students by presenting high-interest content in a success-oriented environment. “The on-going assessment and evaluation system built into Type to Learn Cloud Edition ensures that students are challenged as they learn, but are also provided the necessary scaffolding to promote personal accomplishment,” said Dr. Leigh E. Zeitz, an Associate Professor for Instructional Technology, Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Northern Iowa.
Type to Learn Cloud Edition is now available from Sunburst athttp://typetolearn.sunburst.com
About Sunburst: Sunburst has connected educators with instructional technology and digital content solutions for three decades. We sell, support, and provide curriculum services directly to schools. Our solutions are found in more than 95% of US school districts. We selectively work with educational development companies launching products by helping schools and partners take risk out of innovation. We believe implementing instructionally sound digital content solutions enhances teaching and raises outcomes.
Campus Technology Reveals Dr. Richard DeMillo to Keynote 2016Conference
DeMillo, Computer Scientist and Bestselling Author, will present how the willingness to disrupt the status quo will shape the future of the 21st century Institution
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – May 10, 2016 – Campus Technology Conference, a higher education technology event produced by LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, today announced Richard DeMillo, Ph.D., computer scientist, author, and executive director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will be the Opening Keynote presenter for the 23rd annual higher education technology event. Setting the tone for the four-day event being held Aug. 1 – 4, 2016 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, DeMillo’s presentation, A Revolution in Higher Education: Tales From Unlikely Allies, will explore the complex issues confronting contemporary institutions and how unexpected partners are working together to transform higher education.
DeMillo has authored more than 100 articles and books, including Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities and Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators will Make College Accessible and Affordable. He is the former Chief Technology Officer of Hewlett-Packard and a recent winner of the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in education practice.
“Mr. DeMillo is a recognized expert in higher education technology,” said Dr. John Hess, Campus Technology program chair. “He will present an important field level analysis of substantial challenges and will prepare attendees to develop and evaluate promising solutions.”
DeMillo’s keynote will also deliver an in-depth look into the world innovators are building.
“Instead of seeing only crisis and limitation, Mr. DeMillo is focused on positive and future-oriented visions that emphasize opportunities for learners and institutions while highlighting the continuing value of higher education,” said Hess.
In addition to DeMillo, Campus Technology 2016 will include dozens of leading higher education tech experts presenting real-world insight and solutions to institutions’ various technology challenges in seven unprecedented conference session tracks: IT Leadership and Policy; CIO: Next Generation; Technology Solutions; Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age; IT in the Digital Age; IT Management and Networking; and Online and Blended Learning. The event’s Expo Hall will host more than 100 exhibitors showing attendees the latest education technologies through live presentations, hands-on product demonstrations, poster sessions, tech classrooms and more.
“Attendees can visit with more than 100 companies providing solutions for privacy and security to mobile learning or network infrastructure,” said Rebecca McKenna, vice president of Global Events and publisher at LRP. “With more than 40 types of products represented it’s a great opportunity to explore or take advantage of a demo.”
About Campus Technology
The Campus Technology Conference brings together thought leaders from the fields of higher education and technology to explore innovative solutions and to develop effective strategies for campus administration, infrastructure, teaching and learning, and more. Conference speakers and attendees occupy a variety of campus leadership positions including chief information officers, vice presidents of technology, and other executives, as well as a variety of academic and technology professionals who are working to manage resources effectively, build seamless networks, and create new educational and enterprise models for the future. Developed in consultation with members of an advisory board of academic and administrative experts from colleges and universities nationwide, each annual conference emphasizes strategic initiatives, technological innovations, emerging trends, hands-on workshop experiences, and opportunities for collaboration and partnership with industry leaders as well as within and among institutions. For additional information about the conference, please visit www.CampusTechnologyConferences.com.
About LRP Conferences, LLC
LRP Conferences, LLC, an affiliate of LRP Publications, produces professional conferences and trade shows annually including: Campus Technology Conference, Women Leaders in Education Conference, Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo, Recruiting Trends Conference, and Talent Acquisition Tech Conference.
About LRP Publications
LRP Publications, founded in 1977 by Kenneth Kahn, is a broad-based media company serving business and education professionals. Specializing in the fields of education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers’ compensation and disability, the company publishes hundreds of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos and online resources. Additionally, LRP publishes two industry-leading magazines: Human Resources Executive® and Risk & Insurance®, plus delivers top-quality training and professional development with eLearning, conferences and tradeshows including: HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities®, National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo, among others. For a complete list of LRP products, eCourses and conferences, please visit www.lrp.com.