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Half a Million Teachers Master Common Core Transition with LearnZillion

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 30th, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 30, 2014) – LearnZillion, a digital curriculum and professional learning platform, has grown nearly 200 percent since September of last year, with more than 500,000 teachers now registered on the site. Created by two former educators, LearnZillion offers effective, multi-media curricular resources for educators seeking to understand and articulate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to students and their parents.

Teachers can use LearnZillion’s thousands of free resources to support their individual Common Core planning needs. Schools and districts can leverage LearnZillion Premium to unlock the instructional potential of teachers and prepare every student for the rigorous new assessments with rigorous, yet easy-to-implement curriculum and job-embedded professional learning opportunities proven to drive student outcomes
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LearnZillion’s deep curricular resources include short, conceptual videos and rigorous task-based math lessons. A scaffolded close reading and writing program helps all students become confident readers and precise writers. Because the resources are crafted directly from CCSS by LearnZillion’s Dream Team of top educators who work directly with students, they are particularly effective in helping other teachers be successful with the new standards. Designed for use on any Web-connected device, LearnZillion’s offering supports classrooms shifting to digital devices, but can also be used in paper-based settings.

“With LearnZillion, I am a part of a community of educators who are trying to create some inspiration for learning, and that’s the greatest thing in the world,” said Lorenzo Dale Robinson, a 2014 Dream Team teacher and math instructional coach from Fairburn, GA. “I work with teachers who are just trying to figure out one element in a standard, and trying to get a visual representation of it — what does it look like, sound like, feel like. To be able to create something that gives them a jump start on what they want to do – not to take away their thinking and creativity – but to provide a sense for what’s possible – that’s powerful.”

“One of the biggest problems for educators today is the lack of quality and reliable Common Core resources,” said Eric Westendorf, LearnZillion CEO and former principal and teacher. “LearnZillion solves this problem by offering consistent, top-notch resources that give teachers, students and parents the clarity and support they need to foster learning—whether in the classroom, or at the kitchen table.”

To learn more about the LearnZillion story, visit www.learnzillion.com/about.

About LearnZillion
LearnZillion champions teachers and provides schools and districts with an effective bridge to the Common Core. LearnZillion Premium’s math curricular resources and close reading/writing program are built by a Dream Team of top educators directly from the standards to unlock the instructional potential of teachers and prepare every student for the rigorous new assessments. A flexible learning platform allows schools and districts to develop teacher leaders as they customize a high-quality curriculum for every building. Over 500,000 teachers now use the LearnZillion platform. Customers include District of Columbia Public Schools, Syracuse City Public Schools, the Delaware Department of Education, the Connecticut State Department of Education and hundreds of individual schools throughout the United States. Founded in 2011 by two former teachers, LearnZillion is on Fast Company’s World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education and a recipient of eSchool News’ 2014-15 Readers Choice Award. Connect online at @LearnZillion and www.LearnZillion.com.

Media Contacts
• Claire Alexander, LearnZillion, Inc., 415-496-5316, clairealexander@learnzillion.com
• Lauren West, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x26, lauren@cblohm.com

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.