Newswire | March 30, 2023
Since 2011, Best Brains has provided tens of thousands of students instruction in Math and English concepts by employing real teachers in their over 140 locations. This year, this award-winning company has expanded their platform to provide any child aged 3-14 the opportunity to learn online. Via the app "BBConnect," students connect to the same teachers employed in Best Brains' brick-and-mortar locations. This program, which started development in 2020, is designed to make the Best Brains experience more mobile and flexible to students who may not have a location nearby.
"Even though we have locations in just over 20 states and counting, as well as in Ontario, Canada, we've seen how expansive our reach has become," says Franchise Development Specialist Elanor Smith. "We get inquiries from parents in every state and province who have heard of Best Brains and how effective our learning model is. With BBConnect, we can begin to reach these students for the first time."
By signing up for BBConnect, parents connect with a center administrator - usually an owner of a currently existing franchise location in places like California, Texas, or Ontario. Students are assessed online before being matched with real teachers and provided with a personalized lesson plan. Students log into the BBConnect app each week via their Android or iPad tablet and receive instruction in virtual classrooms. Between classes, new homework pages are unlocked each day so that students can perfect concepts taught in class.
To use BBConnect, students only need a tablet and a stylus. "Handwriting and drawing have always been an essential part of our curriculum," Curriculum Lead Rachel Evans explains. "We work hard to create a curriculum that is engaging and non-repetitive, and the physical aspect of our curriculum is part of that." When describing how Best Brains students feel about completing daily homework, Evans says, "Students love our daily packets and are actually motivated to finish them. I know they'll be excited to log into the app every day and find new assignments waiting for them."
Vice President of Best Brains Hana Adas is very invested in the potential of BBConnect. "Education is for everyone," she says. "There should be no barriers between students and quality education. We designed BBConnect so that we can connect real teachers to students through our program. We use the same curriculum and the same standards for our in-person students on the BBConnect app. We provide individualized feedback each week, something parents are constantly seeking from their education partners. We created Best Brains to be the best learning center there is, and BBConnect gives every student, no matter where they live, the opportunity to Be Their Best.
About Best Brains Learning Centers
Best Brains is an enrichment program for children ages 3 -14. Best Brains is head quartered in Arlington Heights, IL and has over 100 locations across the USA and Canada. The subjects offered at Best Brains are Math, English, Abacus, General Knowledge and SAT / ACT.
Promethean | March 03, 2023
On March 02, 2023, Futuresource Consulting's Q4 2022 report on the World IFPD market mentioned Promethean, an interactive displays and teaching software, for its incredible contribution to interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) for the education sector. With its advanced technology, it is influencing the education market and corporate world.
The company dominated the global K-12 education sector (excluding China) in 2018 and was listed continuously among the leaders for the fifth year. The statistics say it acquired about 30.8% of K-12 sector volume in 2022 in the U.S., over 24.9% in the U.K. and Ireland market, and about 22.9% in Germany. Its products, like ActivPanel 9 and Symphony Classroom with Merlyn, represent its unique ability to respond to the emerging requirement of the classroom and the educators. Through these products, it assists stressed teachers with the workload and design workflows with interactive lessons and enhanced mobility.
EVP of Global Sales at Promethean, Matt Cole said, "Promethean's continued success during a time of major changes in the education sector and growing economic uncertainty is a testament to our agility and our laser focus on the needs of our customers." He added, "We've been a dedicated partner to schools and districts for more than 25 years, and we plan on being around for 25 more. We're also looking forward to establishing ourselves as leaders in the corporate market with our newly launched ActivPanel 9 Pro."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Chief Product Officer at Promethean, Lance Solomon said, "The world of work is changing, and businesses are looking to give their employees the technology they need to meet the challenges of today's redefined office environment." He added, "ActivPanel 9 Pro is designed to enhance collaboration, facilitate deeper connections, and promote productivity—for both in-person and remote team members."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Promethean, an educational solutions provider, offers solutions for interactive whiteboards, interactive displays, technologies, learner response, innovation, teaching, collaboration, classroom software, student engagement and motivation, learning, and technology. It has been transforming and collaborating with educators and learners since 1996. It provides designing learning and collaboration tools for innovation. Its products, like ActivPanel, ActivInspire and ClassFlow, connect students for improved learning outcomes and engagement and its global operations serve about 126 countries till today.
edX | March 08, 2023
On March 07, 2023, edX, a global online learning platform of 2U, launched MicroBootCamps, a stackable credential solution for on-demand learning and expert-led technology training programs, developing progressive skills in key technical fields.
MicroBootCamps directly address the demand for credentials from companies and provides a scalable solution for enhanced recruitment, retention and maintenance of a trained workforce. These credentials help companies to reskill and upskill their employees for business-critical technology-related roles. The boot camp programs on the edX platform have driven career readiness through a structured schedule. MicroBootCamps provides learning for the same skills and industry outcomes but with a more flexible and compact schedule. In addition, it offers a more personalized and targeted learning experience with features like live tutorial sessions with experts, individualized feedback, and real-time and on-demand tutoring.
The first MicroBootCamp program on Front End Development with additional programs based on in-demand technical topics will be available. This program offers entry-level learning, job relevance, and practical skills for different front-end development roles. In addition, its programs will provide stackable learning pathways, building their skills progressively for in-demand roles like back end and full stack development.
Co-Founder and CEO of 2U, edX's parent company, Christopher Paucek said, "As one of the largest producers of technical talent in the world, we've seen the incredible power that a high-quality, scalable tech training model brings to bear on universities, companies, and learners around the world." He added, "Expanding and innovating on our boot camp model to offer MicroBootCamps underscores our continued commitment to building a new ecosystem of stackable, alternative credentials—like MicroMasters® programs and MicroBachelors® programs—that provide seasoned and entry-level professionals alike with the opportunity to gain the skills they need to succeed in today's digital economy."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, edX, an e-learning solutions provider, specializes in education, e-learning, technology, career advancement, ed-tech, and online education. It has been connecting learners, universities, and companies worldwide since 2012. It supports learners at every stage of their learning journey to achieve their goals. With no limitation of cost and location, it empowers every learner with access to education and knowledge, realizing their potential, skills and strengths. It offers free and open courses, professional certificates, credit-bearing micro-credentials, boot camps, and undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition, it provides purpose-built online programs in technology, business, healthcare, science, education, social work, and sustainability.