CORPORATE LEARNING SYSTEMS
PRnewswire | May 05, 2023
StrongMind announced a new generation of digital courses for K-5 students today. StrongMind responded to the increased demand for digital courses for the youngest students during the pandemic by releasing a complete suite of K-5 courses in summer 2021, completing their K-12 digital solution. After listening to course users and careful analysis of feedback, StrongMind determined enhancements were needed to keep up with the still increasing need for high-quality digital courses in the early grades.
The new version of digital courses includes robust enhancements for even higher-quality English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies courses and a user experience designed to delight young learners. Enhancements include:
• Deeper alignment to state standards, including state specific content for select courses and states
• An enhanced approach to phonics instruction for K-2
• Expanded rich media and interactivity throughout each course
• New grading supports for teachers, including grading notes and rubrics
"At StrongMind, we firmly believe that a standards-aligned K-5 curriculum that follows the science of reading is crucial for setting our students up for academic success. By providing engaging and rigorous instruction in the early years, we can inspire a love of learning and empower our students with the skills they need to thrive in all aspects of their lives," said Mori Creamer, Chief Academic Officer.
The newest K-5 digital courses will be available for back-to-school fall 2023 for existing and new customers who have a need for flexible digital courses that will meet the needs for online and blended learning throughout different programs in a school or district. More information about the courses is available at strongmind.com/K-5/, and details about other StrongMind products, including courses for grades 6-12 and social emotional learning (SEL) is available at strongmind.com.
StrongMind partners with schools and districts to develop forward-thinking solutions that address unique school challenges. With a consultative approach, engaging digital curriculum, a suite of edtech tools, a range of services, and clear insights, we maximize student achievement and help schools thrive. A recent recipient of multiple Digital Promise Research-Design certifications and winner of more than 60 awards, StrongMind innovates into the future of education.
PRnewswire | March 24, 2023
Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, today announced the launch of the new Anthology Education and Research Center thought leadership and research website. The site is the latest initiative by the Center to support the education and education technology communities via actionable research and thought leadership.
Through original research, surveys, and white papers as well as engaging panel discussions and leadership forums, the Center will host an array of valuable expert information on topics that impact the global education community.
"We are thrilled to facilitate this incredibly valuable thought leadership and research that connects higher ed and edtech experts, institutions and influencers on critical topics impacting, and shaping global education," said Jim Milton, Chairman and CEO of Anthology. "As Anthology's mission is to inspire and enable an infinite world of learning without boundaries, we are doubling down on our commitment as an industry leader to partner with the global education community to move these conversations forward."
Following its 2022 "Policy & Practice Webinar Series," the Center presents its latest series, "Harnessing the Power of AI in Education," that includes three blog publications and will culminate with an AI/ChaptGPT panel discussion on March 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Academic and faculty leaders from Georgetown University, the University of Chicago Illinois, and Texas Tech University will join Dr. Rob Robinson and Dr. Justin Louder from Anthology to discuss how AI tools like ChatGPT can impact instruction, academic integrity, research methods, business processes, and student support, amid growing concerns of AI tools in higher education.
"Anthology understands the crucial impact higher education has on the global community and that's why we have invested significantly in the Center," said Dr. Darcy Hardy, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the Center. "The upcoming AI/ChaptGPT panel discussion is indicative of how the Center can harness the perspectives of leading experts in their fields, in this case to discuss how AI can be incorporated into instructional strategies and pedagogies."
The Center will closely monitor legislative actions, regulatory issues, and policies that affect higher education and education technology including increasing access to educational opportunities; supporting underserved and at-risk populations; and improving educational efficiencies and outcomes. This includes a focus on teaching, learning, and accessibility; institutional and operational effectiveness; and enrollment, retention, and student success. The Center has a particular focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and community colleges, as well as in global advancement of digital education.
Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale for education, supporting more than 150 million users in 80 countries. With a mission to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community through Anthology Intelligent Experiences™, we help learners, leaders and educators achieve their goals by offering over 60 SaaS products and services designed to advance learning.
PRnewswire | May 29, 2023
SSC Services for Education, a leading provider of educational facilities services, along with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, are proud to announce that in addition to achieving recertification of ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building (GB) with Honors, SSC has become one of the first organizations to receive the Advanced by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) certification.
This certification builds on SSC's advanced 50 years of expertise in custodial services, grounds management, and educational facilities maintenance, helping ensure students and faculty are safe and thrive in the spaces they call home during the school day.
The CIMS-GB certification is a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation of an organization's management and operational excellence in the cleaning industry. The certification criteria include management best practices, performance systems, and sustainable cleaning practices. By achieving this certification, SSC has demonstrated its commitment to providing high-quality services that promote health, safety, and environmental sustainability.
"Even before the pandemic, we took great care to keep schools clean and open during flu season and other illness outbreaks and that commitment has only continued," said Seth Ferriell, CEO of SSC. "Being one of the first organizations to achieve the Advanced by GBAC certification so quickly after the new guidelines were introduced is a testament to our team's ability to provide exceptional services without sacrificing our focus on environmental sustainability."
The Advanced by GBAC certification requires organizations to have:
• Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents.
• The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
• Highly informed cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.
This certification is designed to help organizations prevent, respond to, and recover from biohazard situations. By obtaining the Advanced by GBAC certification, SSC has demonstrated its ability to provide safe and healthy environments for its clients, employees, and communities year-round, as well as during times of crisis.
"Every day, we're focused on creating sustainable and healthy environments where students, staff, and communities thrive, and the CIMS, GB-Honors, and GBAC certifications reaffirm our focus on innovation and industry leadership," added Ferriell.
About SSC Services for Education
SSC Services for Education, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, provides customized facility solutions to over 1000 K-12 and Higher Education schools nationwide. Our 10,000+ employees partner with these educational institutions to further the success and well-being of students, staff, and faculty by delivering quality facilities programs – custodial, grounds, and maintenance. As a trusted and specialized provider, we are committed to enhancing educational settings and creating financial guarantees. With SSC, students and staff flourish in improved surroundings, while partner schools focus on their core objective: educating future generations.