TALENT DEVELOPMENT news | May 12, 2023
Learning technology company HMH today announced the acquisition of Quebec-based education technology company, Classcraft. The acquisition will bring to HMH a best-in-class engineering team and innovative functionality that improves the customer experience, empowering educators and supporting student engagement.
"HMH looks forward to welcoming the talented team from Classcraft into the HMH community," says Peter George, Chief Technology Officer at HMH. "Montreal is already home to an HMH technology Center of Excellence, and we are thrilled to begin working together to bring innovative learning experiences to even more students and educators."
Known for creating unique, dynamic, learning processes to support student engagement, achievement, and motivation, Classcraft uses science-based motivational principles to support learning.
"At Classcraft, we seek to make school more relevant and meaningful by creating playful and collaborative learning experiences that teach the whole child," says Shawn Young, CEO at Classcraft. "We know HMH shares that goal and we're excited to join them in supporting millions of educators and students."
Current Classcraft users will continue to have access to Classcraft for the '23-24 school year in its existing form and contracts with schools and districts will be honored.
HMH is a portfolio company of Veritas Capital ("Veritas"), a leading investor at the intersection of technology and government.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries.
Genius Group Limited | March 16, 2023
On March 15, 2023, Genius Group Limited, an entrepreneur ed-tech and education company, announced the launch of its International Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program through a strategic partnership with the Swiss School of Business and Management (SSBM).
Through this partnership, Genius Group would offer postgraduate degrees in academic management education focused on entrepreneurship. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited SSBM. Both companies would work towards empowering personal and professional success for every student planning to build their careers in the entrepreneur sector.
The DBA program specializes in about 12 domains like machine learning, data science, artificial intelligence, business analytics and exponential growth strategies. This program is for senior working professionals interested in the C-suite for entrepreneurial skills. It blends online learning with thesis support from SSBM's expert thesis supervisors from Geneva. Its faculty comprises industry experts and academic centers like the University of St. Gallen and Penn State, the University of Florence, and the University of Rome.
CEO of Genius Group, Roger Hamilton said, "We are excited to partner with Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva to bring this International DBA program to our learners and expand our network of top universities. The business landscape is evolving rapidly, and we have seen a big demand for a new generation of entrepreneurial leadership that is more in tune with the rapid advances in technology we are experiencing. With SSBM's innovative and unique curriculum, we are excited to offer this program for the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
CEO of SSBM Geneva, Ivana Silic said, "We are thrilled to expand our educational programs with Genius Group to offer educational excellence and our expertise in business education through our innovative cutting-edge technology and our high-quality learning experience."
(Source – Globe Newswire)
About Genius Group Limited
Founded in 2015, Genius Group Limited, an education company, has developed an entrepreneurial education system that would transform the current global education system. It upgrades it with a more relevant student-centric curriculum. It prepares students with leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills. It has about 4.3 million users of different ages from different countries. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic's impact, it had overall growth in revenues and profits. It aims to develop a future-focused entrepreneur education system for early learning, primary and secondary school, university, adult education and corporate training. It connects students, teachers, leaders, and entrepreneurs with tools and a global community.
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.