Digital Solutions for Personalizing Learning Take Center Stage at ISTE 2012

June 25, 2012

Pearson´s Innovative Technologies Span Curriculum, Devices, Platforms; Support Schools´ Move to Common Core State Standards

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

Exemplifying the ISTE 2012 theme, Pearson is “expanding horizons” for students and teachers around the world through the power of digital solutions that personalize learning, increase access to high-quality, affordable education and, most importantly, improve student achievement. This week at the premier education-technology event, Pearson´s experts will showcase a compelling array of mobile and digital learning, professional development, and instructional management solutions. These solutions are designed to support schools and teachers as they move to the Common Core State Standards, now adopted by 46 states, as well as other new rigorous standards, to ensure college- and career-readiness.

Programs and services showcased at ISTE 2012 include:

–Mobile Apps and Learning Platforms: Pearson´s mobile learning solutions span the curriculum and variety of device platforms in today´s classrooms. Now available for Android as well as Apple devices, Pearson´s eTexts are the foundation of its digital courses and mobile curriculum offerings, with more than 20 programs in this interactive format. Launched in January, Pearson´s iBook textbooks feature interactive student versions of five of the company´s bestselling middle and high school math and science books delivered directly to iPad. The two newest iBooks, debuting at ISTE 2012, are Prentice Hall Algebra 2 Common Core and Pearson Chemistry. Pearson also offers more than 40 free or inexpensive student learning apps available in the iTunes store. These engaging and fun apps provide students with preparation and practice tools, including videos, assessments and interactive learning games.

–Dash Class: Pearson´s new classroom management app for teachers will be unveiled at ISTE 2012. With Dash Class, teachers can create classes and records for students, take observational notes as they move about the classroom and load a clipboard with the notes they use most often. Dash Class is available for iPad at $3.99 on the App Store. To mark the launch of Dash Class at ISTE, the app will be free through June 27.

–GradPoint: GradPoint is a rigorous, standards-based curriculum, delivered on an award-winning, intuitive online learning platform that allows teachers to personalize learning for students in grades 6-12. GradPoint supports virtual and blended learning, credit recovery, dropout prevention, alternative education, English language learning, summer school and more, all on one platform with engaging curriculum developed by industry leaders.

–Zeos: Zeos is an online standards mastery program that utilizes “gamification,” or the application of elements of game-based learning design, to engage students in grades 3-10 in assessment practice in reading/language arts and mathematics to prepare them for high-stakes state and Common Core tests.

–Principal Compass: Developed in collaboration with ASCD, Principal Compass is the only cloud-based comprehensive program for principal leadership development, reflecting the principles of Dr. Robert Marzano´s extensive studies establishing an evidence-based framework for principal growth and development. The digital professional development program includes numerous self-paced online modules correlated to Dr. Marzano´s research; onsite coaching and team professional development; access to more than 3,000 classroom and practitioner videos; benchmarking of principals and their teams´ self-assessment data against competencies for effective school leadership, identified from studies of more than 300 high-performing principals; and progress monitoring.

–WriteToLearn 8.0: Pearson´s award-winning online literacy tool is now fully optimized for iPad and features new adaptive support for vocabulary development, as well as additional tools for helping English Language Learners (ELL) and struggling learners build literacy skills aligning with the types of academic literacy skills set forth in the Common Core State Standards.

–pd21: From gaining proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite to social media tools and applications such as SketchUp (for learning to design) and GeoGebra (for understanding algebra), pd21 helps teachers integrate a wealth of powerful resources into their classrooms in practical and engaging ways to transform student learning and achievement. pd21 meets teachers at their individual level of technology proficiency, providing various options for courses, from self-paced, online tutorials to anytime, anywhere workshops that focus on meaningful technology integration and 21st century teaching.

–Online Learning Exchange(OLE): Pearson´s media-rich, reliable web-based destination for K-12 teachers to create their own customized lessons, OLE can supplement any curriculum and brings together tools for teachers to aggregate their own content, quality third-party resources, and numerous digital assets from Pearson´s instructional materials, all tagged by subject, grade and educational standard.

–Schoolnet for PowerSchool: Bringing together two of Pearson´s award-winning solutions, Schoolnet for PowerSchool offers easy-to-implement, preconfigured tools that unify student management and instructional improvement activities. Now in one platform, Schoolnet for PowerSchool enables districts to turn instructional planning, delivery, assessment and adaptation into a smooth cycle of continuous improvement.

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