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19Jan/140

Mobile Learning, New Standards, College and Career Readiness Highlighted in 2013 Pearson Virtual Conference


New York (PRWEB) October 29, 2013

Mobile learning, new curriculum standards and ensuring that all students graduate college-and career-ready are the main topics that stellar education leaders will present in an upcoming free virtual conference from Pearson. “A New Frontier: Re-Imagining the Next Generation of Education” is a professional development opportunity with nine sessions on today’s hot topics that educators can attend from the comfort of their classrooms or homes – anywhere they have access to the Internet. Among the presenters are top science and social studies experts as well as leaders in educational change.

What: The presenters and interactive virtual sessions include:

o    Every Child, Every Day: An Inside Look into Digital Conversion (keynote), presented by Dr. Mark Edwards, superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District, N.C.

o    Teaching and Learning with Backchannels and Informal Assessments, presented by Richard Byrne, digital learning consultant, FreeTech4Teachers.com blogger

o    Hands-On, Minds-On: Rigor and Science, presented by Michael Padilla, Ph.D., professor of science education, University of Georgia, Athens

o    Achieving the C3: An Exploration into 21st Century Social Studies, presented by Kathy Swan, lead writer of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, associate professor, University of Kentucky

o    What's New? Let's Take a Look at the Conceptual Shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards, presented by Dr. Karen L. Ostlund, 2013-2014 retiring president, National Science Teachers Association, UTeach, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

o    The Idea of America: Teaching Civic Engagement Through American History, presented by Kelly Govain, coordinator of teacher development, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

o    Smithsonian Museum Resources & Inquiry Learning, presented by Naomi Coquillon, youth and teacher programs manager, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

o    College Readiness in Science. What's Ideal - and What's Real?, presented by Dr. Kenneth Miller, biology professor at Brown University, high school biology author

o    The DBQ Project and Common Core: A System-Wide Approach to Historical Thinking and Evidence-Based Argument Writing, presented by Chip Brady, co-founder of The DBQ Project

When: Nov. 12-15, 2013

Where: For more information or to register, visit http://www.Pearsonk12.com/vcon2013.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information about Pearson, http://www.pearson.com.







15Oct/130

California Middle School Helps Struggling Students Conquer Math with ALEKS Individualized Learning


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013

Deborah Burton, a seventh and eighth-grade math teacher at Big Bear Middle School in Big Bear, Calif., considers the color-keyed pie chart in ALEKS as one of her favorite teaching tools. The interactive pie chart displays the results of a students current knowledge and each pie slice corresponds to a particular group of math topics, such as fractions or equations. The larger the area of a slice that is darker, the more mastery the student has of the topic area. Content mastery can be visually tracked by determining how much of each slice is dark.

Before class begins each day, Burton studies students pie charts to determine which topics her students are ready to learn. For the first 10 minutes of class, she calls groups of students to the whiteboard to work on problems before sending them to the computer lab for independent study. She then spends the remainder of the class working with students as they work individually on the topics they are ready to learn.

ALEKS accomplishes two big goals: filling in the gaps of students knowledge and teaching them the topics they are ready to learn right now, said Burton. Normally, I would have to take the whole class to the lab and spend time focused only on the students who need the most help. Or, I would teach the whole class the same topics, even though not everyone would be ready to learn it. ALEKS allows for extremely targeted teaching, which is just wonderful.

With its completely individualized approach to learning, ALEKS enables students to successfully master course material by targeting their learning on the material they are precisely ready to learn right now. Since ALEKS is web-based, and accessible directly via common Internet browsers, students can quickly access their accounts anytime, anywhere, via a tablet, laptop or traditional computer. All ALEKS courses feature user-friendly answer input tools that allow students to enter mathematical expressions and free-response answers that avoid multiple-choice and demonstrate true content mastery.

Before coming to the middle school, Burton taught math for 18 years at the high school, which is where she first used ALEKS. Already sold on the program, Burton became a highly vocal advocate for bringing ALEKS to the middle school. Her enthusiasm convinced Principal Tina Fulmer that the program would help the math department meet its goals for the school year, and Fulmer and Burton worked together to find grant money to help cover the costs.

Once Burton began to use ALEKS at the middle school three years ago, the impact was immediate: Students who had been learning at a basic level were now at levels of advanced learning. After using ALEKS for a year, Algebra Readiness eighth graders more than doubled the increase of California Standards Test (CST) score typically seen at the school. Moreover, 56 percent of these students scored at least Proficient, compared with the usual 40 percent. Scores on the CST increased an average of 30 points, and students who used to need constant attention no longer required Burtons help, as they were now motivated and successful working independently.

For Principal Fulmer, ALEKS has been well worth the investment. Whenever she visits classrooms, she has found students to be completely engaged with the work and empowered enough to work at their own pace. Even students who dont struggle with math have been eager to share the success theyve found with ALEKS.

I had a student come into my office to show me her math grade, which was at 133 percent. When I asked her what she was doing, she said Im addicted to the ALEKS program. Even though this student already had an A, she was excited to keep going and push herself as far as she could.

In another instance, Fulmer was contacted by a parent who was in tears because her daughter was failing math. She was able to use some additional funding to give the student access to ALEKS from home. Within one month, the student went from a failing grade to a C- and her mother was thrilled. Her daughter was so motivated by her quick progress that she spent every spare minute at home working on ALEKS.

The success Big Bear Middle School has experienced is nothing short of extraordinary and is a prime example of how ALEKS makes for a truly personalized learning experience, allowing each student to learn at his or her own pace," said R.G. Wilmot (Wil) Lampros, president of ALEKS Corporation. "As always, our primary goal at ALEKS is to give educators powerful tools that enable them to help students master the basics of math in order to prepare them for life beyond the classroom."

Read more about the success at Big Bear Middle School: http://www.aleks.com/k12/ALEKS_at_Big_Bear_Middle_School.pdf

To learn more about how ALEKS works, visit: http://www.aleks.com/video/how_aleks_works. A free trial of ALEKS courses is available to teachers and administrators at: http://www.aleks.com/free_trial/instructor

About ALEKS Corporation

ALEKS Corporation is a leader in the creation of web-based, artificially intelligent educational software. In 2013, ALEKS was acquired by McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company. ALEKS assessment and learning technologies were originally developed by a team of cognitive scientists, mathematicians, and software engineers at the University of California, Irvine, with major funding from the National Science Foundation. ALEKS is founded on groundbreaking research in mathematical cognitive science known as Knowledge Space Theory. Through adaptive questioning, ALEKS accurately assesses a students knowledge state, and then delivers targeted instruction on the topics a student is most ready to learn.

ALEKS has been used by millions of students in over 100 different mathematics, science, and business courses at thousands of K-12 schools, colleges, and universities throughout the world.

For additional information, visit: http://www.aleks.com







21Sep/130

Yamaha DGX-650 Portable Digital Grand: Classic, Acoustic Touch and Tone with Tech Forward Learning and Playing Features


Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

Yamaha introduced its new DGX-650, a Portable Grand digital piano that is ideal for piano students and hobbyists of all ages. This entertaining alternative to an acoustic upright piano offers several features that make learning and playing piano more fun than ever, including upgraded piano sound and CD-quality audio recording and playback, as well as the ability to play chords with a single keystroke and interactive software that helps players quickly learn songs of their favorite artists from many genres. It includes a stand and a sustain footswitch, and is available in two attractive finishes: black with rosewood side panels or spotlight white.

The DGX-650 has category-leading touch and tone with PureCF sampling, which integrates the authentic sounds from the critically acclaimed nine-foot Yamaha CFIIIS Grand Piano into this powerful portable keyboard. Yamahas Graded Hammer Standard action provides the natural touch response of a full-size grand piano -- the lower keys are heavier and the higher keys become gradually lighter through the different registers. Extra-large, front-facing speakers provide a full and rich room-filling presence.

The DGX-650 is an ensemble digital piano that is ready to be enjoyed by a wide range of aspiring pianists, from those looking to learn and grow their musical abilities to those who may want the experience of playing with a band, said Dane Madsen, Yamaha Digital Piano Marketing Manager. Players of all abilities will appreciate the comprehensive learning features, great sound and connectivity that make it possible to easily share performances with friends and relatives.

The DGX-650s XG song file compatibility and optional You Are the Artist series songbooks allow players to learn and play along with recordings of their favorite songs made popular by artists like Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Adele, Johnny Cash and more. With this special collection of piano songbooks and play-along recordings, piano music can be experienced in several ways. The piano part of a song can be played on the DGX-650s keyboard while XG song files play all of the backing band parts. Songs can be slowed down to allow players to practice at a comfortable tempo before speeding up when theyre ready. Players can even practice one hand while the DGX-650 plays the other. You Are the Artist series songbooks and XG song files can be purchased at yamahamusicsoft.com/xg or any authorized Hal Leonard music retailer.

Sharing music is now easier than ever with new USB audio recording capabilities. CD-quality audio recordings of performances can be loaded onto computer and emailed to a friend, posted as a video on YouTube or simply transferred to an iPod.

The DGX-650 has many key features that intuitively assist beginners and novices in expressing themselves musically. Smart Chord mode enables major and minor chords to be played with just one key and is suitable for a variety of genres. For example, when playing a jazz song, players can automatically create complex 7th and 9th chords. When playing pop music, simpler three-note chords can be created. With Smart Chord, these instant four and five-note harmonies are now possible with a single finger.

A stereo 3.5mm AUX line input enables external audio devices to take advantage of the DGX-650 speaker system and offers another way aspiring artists can play along with their favorite songs stored on iPods, CD players or computers.

8Sep/130

InfiniteSkills “Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video” Gives an Insight Into Professional Digital Imagery


(PRWEB) May 25, 2013

Software training firm InfiniteSkills Inc. last week introduced its "Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorial," a course designed to teach fundamental photo editing skills using Adobe's flagship application.

The latest release of Adobe Photoshop includes important new features such as shake reduction, smart sharpen, conditional actions, and several other important improvements.

InfiniteSkills' Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video covers all these new features as it provides a comprehensive introduction to many key elements of using Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop CC Tutorial Video

Course author Andy Anderson is a career photographer, professor, and designer, with decades of commercial and artistic publications to his credit. He has authored 17 best-selling books on graphics and design. Focusing on the Adobe Creative Suite line, Anderson works and trains others in using Photoshop, Premiere, Elements, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver.

Benefitting from the insight and perspective developed over the course of an award winning career, Anderson begins by explaining fundamentals like setting up custom Photoshop preferences and navigating the workspace efficiently. Complex topics such as color correction, exposure, Photoshop layers, image navigation, and more, become clear and simplified in Anderson's fluid but targeted teaching style.

In addition to the basic workflow navigation and editing effects, Anderson explains advanced techniques, tapping into Photoshops power with features such as working with the Camera Raw plugin, using filters and blending, how to perform advanced selections and save time with Actions, working with custom brushes, and much more.

"This program is a never ending story," Anderson says. "A course explaining everything you could ever want to know about Adobe Photoshop wouldn't exist because it would be infinite. This is a fundamentals course. And I promise you that by the end of this class you will have your feet on the ground solidly in Photoshop and be off and running."

Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the Learning Adobe Photoshop CC page of the InfiniteSkills website:

http://www.infiniteskills.com/training/learning-adobe-photoshop-cc.html

InfiniteSkills offers its Learning Adobe Photoshop CC Training Video either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $ 99.95. Though the compatibility of programs varies, all InfiniteSkills titles and formats are compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems, and shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, InfiniteSkills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos.

About InfiniteSkills Inc.

A leader in the field of software training, InfiniteSkills strives to offer the highest quality training available at an affordable cost. InfiniteSkills tutorials are task-oriented instructional videos, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples, guiding users as they carry out critical objectives. InfiniteSkills offers a comprehensive range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and iPad editions, keeping with company aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.







31Aug/130

Real Estate Scorecard Celebrates UBSC Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s 1960’s Throwback Fun


Bluffton, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 24, 2013

Hilton Head Lakes residents with a passion for learning have some of the best schools in the Low Country within a stones throw of their South Carolina coastal community. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Beaufort South Carolina's program (OLLI) has 1,300 members and is one of the largest programs in the country. The UBSC Hilton Head Gateway Campus is less than five minutes from Hilton Head Lakes gated entrance. Whats new for the fall? Andrea Sisino, Director of the OLLI program and resident of Hilton Head Lakes, shared with us OLLIs new 1960s throwback topics which include taking a look into landing on the moon, the invention of computers, the Cuban missile crisis, and events surrounding John F. Kennedys assignation. There are 205 classes in all.

OLLI provides unique and intriguing learning opportunities specifically designed for adults who are age 50 or over who want to grow intellectually without having to enroll in a formal college program. Currently, there are over 50 pages of classes to choose from on topics ranging from politics and history to local food, music, and dance listed in their college class schedule. Some of the class offerings are : Yoga, Music (e.g., The Dance Band Era), Photography, Dance (e.g., Learning the Carolina Shag), Winespeak, Local Foods, Bluffton Walking Tours, Gardening, and a class on writing memoirs to document the events of your life. There is something for everyone. OLLI is a very cost-effective program with an annual membership cost of $ 40.00 and $ 85.00 for an unlimited number of classes for each of the fall and spring semesters. Fall registration begins August 5, 2013.

There are eight universities/colleges within a half hours drive of Hilton Head Lakes, West Bluffton's only boatable lake and golf community offering new affordable cottage homes under $ 200k. Among them are: The University of South Carolina Beaufort (5 minutes), Savannah College of Art and Design (20 minutes), Armstrong Atlantic State University (30 minutes), and Georgia Tech Savannah (20 minutes).

Armstrong Atlantic State University offers a Road Scholar program. Road Scholar is a revamped version of the greatly popular Elderhostel program. The Road Scholar program offers all-inclusive opportunities to explore your region and even the world. With the connections Elderhostel has made since 1975, they are able to provide information and experiences you wouldnt necessarily be able to access on your own. The local programs through Armstrong Atlantic, one of best schools in the Low Country, are held at some very historically rich locations throughout Georgia such as Historic Savannah, downtown Savannah, and Tybee Beach. At each venue, there are interesting and in-depth lectures, field trips, and incredible cultural experiences. Because the university has an all-inclusive venture, they take all of the work out of planning so that students are able to focus on their attention on the learning experience.

Lifelong Learning of Hilton Head Island, Inc is a locally run organization very close to the South Carolina coastal community of Hilton Head Lakes. They offer two six-week terms in each of the fall and winter and a four-week term in the spring. Most classes are held on weekdays, but special presentations and lectures take place on Saturdays. Lifelong Learning at Hilton Head Island, Inc offers classes such gardening, ethics, space exploration, architecture, literature, and art. Terms typically consist of twenty courses, and members may select as many or as few as they like. The organization is peer-led and peer-taught, with courses being held in many different Lowcountry real estate venues around Hilton Head. The annual membership is $ 30.00; the six-week sessions are $ 45.00 each, and the 4-week spring session is only $ 35.00 which makes this program very affordable.

Top ranked schools not only enhance personal growth, but they add intrinsic value to Lowcountry real estate developments. With these exemplary lifelong learning programs offered at the best schools in the Lowcountry, its convenient to indulge in the joy of learning living in Hilton Head Lakes.

About Real Estate Scorecard:

Real Estate Scorecard writes unbiased real estate reviews providing in-depth information about popular gated communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, all in an effort to help people discover where to retire in the Southeast.

Website: http://realestatescorecard.com







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27Aug/130

Adaptive Curriculum’s Web-Based Concept Mastery Solution Wins 2013 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Virtual Learning Solution


Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 13, 2013

Adaptive Curriculum (AC) today announced that its web-based concept mastery solutions for math and science won the 2013 SIIA CODiE Award for the Best Virtual Learning Solution for the second year in a row.

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced Adaptive Curriculum as one of 28 CODiE Award winners in the education technology category. An SIIA CODiE Award win for ed tech companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner has been selected by a combination of educators, who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA member-company peers, who vote to select the winners from among the finalists. The CODiE Awards have been recognizing product excellence for more than 27 years.

Designed for grades 5-12, Adaptive Curriculum engages digital-age learners by integrating real-world scenarios, cutting-edge graphics, animations, 3D models and interactive simulations into active, standards-based learning. Unlike textbooks or drill-and-practice programs, Adaptive Curriculums active learning approach motivates learners to explore, make hypotheses, manipulate items and see the impact of their decisions, thus developing and deepening their conceptual understanding.

To be recognized by educators, administrators and our peers two years in a row says that Adaptive Curriculum is having the kind of impact with students that we knew it would. It adapts to multiple learning styles and teaching environments, it aligns to state, national, and Common Core standards, and it can be used anytime and anywhere Internet access is available, said Jim Bowler, CEO of Adaptive Curriculum. In short, Adaptive Curriculum succeeds where other math and science programs have not, by engaging students as digital learners and providing differentiated instruction that increases achievement.

SIIAs 2013 CODiE Award winners show that innovation and growth is alive in many areas of the educational technology industry, said SIIA Vice President for the Education, Karen Billings. Among these 28 visionary winners, youll find many of the most exciting ed tech products and services out there. I look forward to seeing the impact they have on the PK-12 and postsecondary markets.

For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2013/

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net/education.

About Adaptive Curriculum

Designed for grades 5-12, Adaptive Curriculums web-based math and science solutions are used by more than 3 million students in the United States, Europe and Asia. The interactive instruction is designed for digital learners and helps schools bridge the gap between the old way and new way of learning. The results are improved, deeper comprehension, increased tests scores, and a student body ready to compete in the global economy. Adaptive Curriculum shares the vision of innovation through a partnership with Arizona State University Technology Based Learning and Research group, headquartered in SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. Adaptive Curriculum is part of Sebit Inc., a global eLearning company and leader in digital curriculum innovation. For more information please call 1-888-999-9319 or visit http://www.adaptivecurriculum.com.







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21Aug/130

Triumph Learning Welcomes Julie Huston as New Vice President of Sales

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

Triumph Learning, a market leader in improving teaching and learning through an agile blend of print and digital solutions, has announced the appointment of Julie Huston as Vice President of Sales, effective July 1, 2013. For the past year, Ms. Huston has been consulting for several early-stage educational technology companies. Prior to that, she led the sales force at Archipelago Learning for ten years, from 2002 to 2012, playing a key role in rolling out Study Island, Archipelagos core product line, to more than 22,000 schools across the U.S. and Canada. Before helping to propel Archipelago Learning from a small start-up to a publicly traded company that was eventually acquired by Plato Learning in 2012, Ms. Huston was with Training Express, a company she co-founded in 1992 that developed and offered computer skills programs to corporate, municipal, and industrial organizations across seven states.

In her new role at Triumph Learning, Ms. Huston will oversee a sales force of more than 60 professionals who serve customers in approximately 42,000 schools. Her past experiences will prove especially relevant as Triumph continues to expand its digital product offerings, the centerpiece of which is Readiness for the Common Core and, in Texas, Mastering the TEKS Online.

About Triumph Learning:

Triumph Learning, LCC, is the leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K12 Common Core resources, standards-aligned instructional materials, and effective literacy programs. Our state-customized products increase student achievement and raise scores on high-stakes exams. We offer unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Imprints include Triumph Online, Coach, Buckle Down, Options, Plugged-in to Reading, and The BookJam. Triumph Learning is committed to serving 21st-century learners with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts. To learn more, visit http://www.triumphlearning.com.







4Jul/130

Triumph Learning Makes Major Updates to “Mastering the TEKS Online,” Delivering Even More Powerful Tool for Texas Teachers

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2013

Triumph Learning today announced major updates to Mastering the TEKS Online, its comprehensive online library of resources designed to support Texas schools and districts as they prepare students for the state assessments. The newly added instructional content, enhanced functionality, and real-time reporting make Mastering the TEKS Online an even more powerful tool for differentiating instruction for grades 3-8.

Now Texas educators have access to every lesson in Triumph Learning's best-selling series for grades 3-8, including proven Coach and Buckle Down resources, giving instructors multiple selections to support individual learning needsall indexed by TEKS standard, academic topic, and keyword. In addition, new graphic organizers, glossaries, and video tutorials offer further support for instruction.

With its robust data and reporting tools, Mastering the TEKS Online allows teachers to identify individual learning needs easily and, using the new Bookshelf feature, quickly access and assign any lesson from the print textsregardless of the lessons standards alignment. Newly refined alerts and updates to the Teacher Dashboard significantly improve workflow, making it easy to monitor student and class progress, and to search for and assign resources from their home screen.

When Texas teachers logon to Mastering the TEKS Online, they will discover all of the resources that they need to prepare their students for success," said Rick Noble, President and CEO of Triumph Learning. "These updates to Mastering the TEKS Online demonstrate our ongoing commitment to developing standard-specific programs and to making all of Triumph Learnings acclaimed print resources available online in an easy to use, teacher-driven environment."

Other enhancements to Mastering the TEKS Online add flexibility to the programs assessment features, allowing teachers to re-assign and re-grade past assignments, change assignment deadlines, generate assessment comparison reports to demonstrate progress, and export data for analysis and reporting. Ready-made tests are included and a build-a-test feature allows teachers to create original assessments. The Mastering the TEKS Online item bank features thousands of questionsa minimum of 10 per standard, and real-time data allows educators to analyze items and sort results in meaningful waysby lesson, assessment, class, or studentproviding educators the capability to track growth and proficiency.

For more information about Mastering the TEKS Online, visit: http://www.triumphlearning.com/MTO

About Triumph Learning:

Triumph Learning, LCC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K12 standards-aligned resources, standards-aligned instructional materials, and effective literacy programs. Its state-customized products increase student achievement and raise scores on high-stakes exams. Triumph Learning offers unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Imprints include Triumph Online, Coach, Buckle Down, Options, Plugged-in to Reading, and The BookJam. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts.







30Jun/130

WIN Learning Named a Finalist in 2013 EdTech Digest Awards Program: Personalized Career and College Readiness Solution Prepares Students for Life After High School

Kingston, TN (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

WIN Learning, the leading provider of careerdriven courseware, education intervention initiatives and career-readiness certification programs, announced today that it has been honored as a trend setter finalist in the 2013 EdTech Digest Awards program. The third annual recognition program honors outstanding tools, trendsetters, and leaders in the education and technology sector.

We are honored to receive this recognition as it validates our solution and its important role in ensuring student readiness whether its to attend college or a trade school, enter the military or the workplace for life after they graduate from high school, said Joseph Goins, executive vice president, WIN Learning.

This years program featured some of the most robust entries ever for the more than 40 categories. WIN Learning was an honoree in the product or service setting a trend category. The Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, while the Cool Tool awards recognize the best new, emerging and established technology solutions for education. The EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.

A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this years evaluation proceedings. Our judges are giants among us, having influenced millions through their efforts at improving, advancing and modernizing education, said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as editor in chief of EdTech Digest. They are highly-regarded leaders from a variety of experiences, but what they all have in common is a keen eye for what works in education and technology.

WIN Learnings Personalized Career Readiness System for middle and high school students is a comprehensive solution comprised of a series of standards-aligned, web-based programs that help students understand and prepare for the realities of college and the workplace. Designed for middle and high school students, the WIN Learning system features personalized project-based learning and career exploration, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Personalized Career Readiness System is based on the WIN Educonomy Model an intersection between education and local and regional economies where data on job markets help students understand employability, foundational and social skills within the context of future careers. This real-world focus helps determine the personalized selection of coursework and other experiences in high school that will lead students to their desired careers, either directly after graduation or following further training and education.

The research-based Career-Driven Education model is a best-in-class career and college readiness solution that offers a three-pronged approach to prepare students for todays global economic opportunities and challenges. With the data-rich career exploration system WIN Strategic Compass

1Mar/130

Sybex Announces Autodesk Learning Video Series


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012

Sybex, an imprint of Wiley, announces a new Learning video series for Autodesk software in collaboration with video2brain, an online video training company. These in-depth video training courses from Sybex and video2brain will help users quickly become proficient in AutoCAD 2013, Autodesk Revit 2013 and Autodesk Maya 2013.

Each video training course features more than seven hours of detailed, step-by-step instruction from leading trainers in the industry who have years of real-world experience using the software. Lessons are presented in immersive, high definition video and the interactive interface lets users quickly navigate to whatever lesson interest them, add custom bookmarks and easily access the related tutorial files. Sybex Learning Video courses are available as DVDs or video downloads, come with closed-captioning and work on Macs, PCs, smartphones and tablets.

The Sybex Autodesk Learning videos include:

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