SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2013
With the popular adoption of crowd-sourced solutions across industries, content-based systems for education have yet to fully embrace the power of the masses. This is especially true when it comes to planning, where teachers spend precious hours each day creating content for their classroom. While new lessons are churned out daily, there is little collaboration and a wealth of knowledge and experience is left unutilized.
Addressing this need for quality curriculum to take the load off of teachers, UClass is announcing a pilot program for its new product UClass.io for schools. Brought to you by the global Common Core lesson exchange for teachers, UClass.io taps into the efficacy of crowd-sourcing at the district level. The pilot will work closely with a selection of school districts to outfit a Common Core resource exchange that meets their content needs.
UClass.io pools Common Core content across the district in one place, making curriculum access easy and efficient. Its centralized and searchable content management system helps teachers find resources that suit their classroom needs. Teachers save time planning by using their district’s best teacher-vetted material, driving higher learning outcomes in the classroom.
Participating school districts will receive their own customized content management system through 2014. In addition, they will get free access to 2,000 Common Core aligned resources from UClass, professional development sessions and attentive troubleshooting and technical support. These districts will work closely with UClass to directly shape the development and implementation of the platform.
School and district administrators can find more information and apply to the pilot at www.uclass.io. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2014. The pilot will begin on March 1, 2014.
For more information, contact Chris Yim, Pilot Director and UClass Co-founder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.