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Press Release: edWeb.net and CDW-G announce GetEdFunding, an online professional learning community to help educators uncover funding

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edWeb.net and CDW-G announce GetEdFunding, an online professional learning community to help educators uncover funding

PRINCETON, NJ, March 24, 2014 – CDW-G, a leading provider of technology solutions to education, government, and healthcare, today announced a free professional learning community around GetEdFunding on edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community.

The professional learning community will provide a place for educators to engage with peers on successes, challenges, and best practices associated with educational funding. Additionally, community members will collaborate with each other to expand innovative programs, prepare students for the increasingly complex skills they’ll need to participate in tomorrow’s workforce, and help close the equity gap in educating students from all backgrounds and circumstances.

This collaborative community is free for educators, thanks to the support of CDW-G. The multifaceted program will host interactive webinars and provide an online community where members can learn from each other 24/7 through a discussion forum, resource library, and other web 2.0 tools. The program is an extension of CDW-G’s GetEdFunding.com website, a free and fresh grant-finding resource, which hosts a collection of more than 2,000 active grants and awards. Dedicated to helping educators identify the financial backing that’s needed to take learning to higher level, this 2013 AEP Beacon Award-winning site was designed for K-12 and higher education institutions, and delivers access to more than $2.1 billion in educational funding opportunities.

On Thursday, March 27 at 5 p.m., Jenny House, president of RedRock Reports, will present the GetEdFunding community’s first webinar on The Funding Outlook in Education. The one-hour session will provide educators with an update of the current funding landscape, including a segment on the money available to educators right now. Educators can register here.

The second webinar is scheduled on Wednesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. ET when educator Terri Simpson will share her insight into the tips and tricks of grant writing based on her own success securing grants and her experience helping others with grants. Educators can register here.

“CDW-G is dedicated to providing the best possible resources to our customers,” said Joe Simone, director of K-12, CDW-G. “GetEdFunding is very much an extension of that philosophy – designed for K-12 and higher education professionals and institutions to find grant opportunities to augment their budgets, expand critical programs and provide additional resources to their students.”

Lynn Scott, senior program director for edWeb.net, added, “At edWeb, we know that funding is top of mind with so many educators. Every day, they are in our webinars and community forums asking for funding advice. This community answers the call of so many edWeb members, and we are grateful to CDW-G for providing a program to help our members navigate educational funding opportunities.”

Educators can join the free GetEdFunding community on edWeb to stay informed about upcoming webinars, join in discussions with peers and funding experts, and gain access to valuable resources. The community is a collaborative forum, and community members are invited to share their expertise by presenting a webinar to their peers. Interested educators are encouraged to contact edWeb’s Lynn Scott to submit a request to present.

For more information, contact:

Lynn Scott | Senior Program Director, edWeb.net
203-599-5819 | lynn@edweb.net

Kelly Caraher | Senior Manager, Corporate Communication, CDW
847-968-0729 | kellyc@cdw.com

About CDW-G
A wholly owned subsidiary of CDW (NASDAQ: CDW), CDW Government (CDW-G) is a leading provider of technology solutions to government, education and healthcare customers. The company features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solutions architects and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.

For more information about CDW-G product offerings, procurement options, service and solutions, call 1.800.808.4239, email cdwgsales@cdwg.com or visit the CDW-G Web site at www.CDWG.com.

About edWeb.net
edWeb.net is a professional social and learning network for the education community that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with colleagues, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb hosts free professional learning communities on key topics in education and won the 2012 Edublog Award for Best Free and Open Professional Development for Educators. edWeb reaches 3.5 million educators in the U.S. through our membership and our partnership with MCH Strategic Data. Learn more at www.edweb.net. Follow @edwebnet on Twitter.

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