Ontario Province-wide Implementation of ExploreLearning Gizmos Exceeds Expectations
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ExploreLearning, a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD), announced the renewal and expansion of its partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Education providing access to the company’s flagship simulation library, Gizmos, to teachers and students province-wide.
Over the past three years, the demand for Gizmos from Ontario’s school boards has been strong and usage has grown consistently. Gizmos are now being utilized in 2,300 schools serving over 250,000 students. With the new partnership agreement providing full coverage of math and science in grades 7-12, the company expects another record setting year in the province.
“Science consultants, coordinators, and leaders across Ontario are very grateful to have a long-term agreement for teachers and students to access ExploreLearning Gizmos. Feedback received from elementary and secondary science teachers indicate that they are a great teaching and learning tool that supports inquiry, differentiation and assessment,” reports Sean Hanna, chairperson of the Science Consultants & Coordinators Association of Ontario.
David Shuster, Ph.D., founder and publisher of ExploreLearning, adds that “The Ontario Gizmo implementation is the largest in North America and is a model for success. Working in concert with instructional leaders across the province, we are achieving our goal of helping a great number of Ontario students to deepen their understanding of challenging math and science concepts.”
ExploreLearning.com is home to the world’s largest library of interactive, online simulations for math and science in grades 3-12. With more than 450 Gizmos online, ExploreLearning’s growing base of inquiry-based learning materials provides a powerful enhancement to the way teachers teach and students learn. Gizmos bring research-proven instructional strategies to classrooms in all 50 U.S. states, and in 31 countries around the world. ExploreLearning is a Charlottesville, VA-based business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD) based in Dallas, TX. For more information, please visit http://www.explorelearning.com.
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