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Press Release: edWeb.net and Big Deal Media partner to help organizations reach connected educators

PRINCETON, NJ, May 13, 2013 – Big Deal Media and edWeb.net, two organizations with large, vibrant communities of educators, are partnering to help education companies and non-profits reach today’s most tech-savvy and connected teachers, administrators, and librarians.

Big Deal Media hosts a professional learning community on edWeb – Amazing Resources for Educators – that helps educators learn about innovative ways to improve teaching and learning. The community is an online forum for educators to learn about top quality resources, grants, and professional development opportunities.

edWeb.net and Big Deal Media invite companies and non-profit organizations to sponsor webinars in the Amazing Resources for Educators community. Organizations including WNET, Shutterfly, and PBS LearningMedia have sponsored webinars in the community with an average registration of 600 educators per webinar. Sponsors receive a promotion package from edWeb.net and Big Deal Media to reach a large and exceptional list of influential educators.

Sponsoring a webinar with edWeb.net and Big Deal Media makes it easy to host a valuable professional learning event with real-time collaboration between presenters and attendees. Sponsors are able to directly engage with educators for a deeper dive into their needs. Educators receive a CE certificate for attending the live webinars or for viewing a recording. The sponsoring organizations also receive high-quality leads for their programs and services.

Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net commented, “Marilyn Schutz, the publisher of Big Deal Media, has been such a great supporter of our efforts to help educators share information about valuable resources. We are delighted to be able to combine forces to help organizations reach a large community of highly responsive educators.”

For more information and rates, contact:

Lynn Scott, Senior Program Director, edWeb.net
203-272-9059 | lynn@edweb.net

Marilyn Schutz, Publisher, Big Deal Media
847-991-8066 | maschutz@bigdealbook.com

About Big Deal Media
Big Deal Media is a content-rich collection of free publications and services including e-newsletters, e-books, print projects, website content and social media. It provides K-12 professionals with the information and tools they need, all vetted through the prism of the curriculum. It consistently delivers wish lists of resources and funding opportunities, and has done so since 1995. Big Deal Media publications provide timely, relevant resources in a rapidly changing educational environment, created with insight and attention to detail by seasoned educational publishing professionals and practicing K-12 educators. It is especially honored to count more than 50 educational organizations as long-standing distribution partners, including state affiliates of International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE), state affiliates of American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as well as other organizations, such as Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) chapters, TESOL affiliates, and National Association of Media and Technology Centers (NAMTC). Learn more at www.bigdealbook.com or follow Big Deal Media on Twitter @TheBigDealBook.

About edWeb.net
edWeb.net is a free professional learning and social network that makes it easy for educators to connect and collaborate, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb hosts online professional learning communities for educators to connect with peers and experts all around the country and the world on the most innovative and progressive areas in education such as game-based learning, mobile learning, tech tools for the classroom, digital citizenship, Common Core Standards, and much more. edWeb programs get high praise and participation by offering free webinars, online chats and discussions, archived resources, and CE certificates. Schools and districts lack the time, expertise, and funding to provide the professional development educators need – edWeb fills that gap. Learn more at www.edweb.net or follow edWeb.net on Twitter @edwebnet.

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