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DimensionU Games Access for Hawaii Public Schools in Nanakuli-Waianae

By Laura Devaney
October 27th, 2014

Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area Schools provide digital access for all students in grades 3 – 10 to engage in technology “gamification” in Math and Literacy at school and home

Richmond, VA – October 27, 2014 – Award-winning, educational video-game developer DimensionU, Inc., announced today that all public schools in the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area now have access to DimensionU Educational Games. The Complex Area recently funded access to DimensionU Games for all students and educators in grades 3 through 10 as a supplemental digital learning resource to support and augment math and ELA instruction in the classroom. DimensionU can also be accessed by students during after school hours and at home.

“I am really impressed with how DimensionU helps to support the implementation of common core instruction and how engaged students are when using the program,” said Ann Mahi, Superintendent for the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area, “It is a great addition to our digital curriculum efforts and allows our schools to continue leveraging the recent technology investment in our school community.”

“We are excited about the expansion of DimensionU to the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area schools in Hawaii. We have seen many positive outcomes in student achievement and academic engagement from our other implementations in Hawaii, and we look forward to recognizing the same here.” said Steven Hoy, CEO of DimensionU. “Students and educators in Hawaii have embraced the concept of competitive educational gaming as a means of engaging students and reinforcing the concepts taught by the teacher. We look forward to including Nanakuli-Waianae schools in our annual Hawaii Math Games Tournament in the spring of 2015,” added Hoy.

About DimensionU, Inc.
Since 2007, DimensionU, Inc. has set a new course in the development of innovative multiplayer educational video games. Through its collaborative, content-rich, immersive learning environments, DimensionU offers a highly engaging, research-based, instructional enrichment tool in mathematics and literacy for elementary, middle and high school students in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit www.DimensionU.com.

About Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area Schools
The Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area (NWCA) is one of 15 administrative “districts” under the direct supervision of the Hawaii State Superintendent of Education. A complex is made up of a high school and its feeder intermediate/middle and elementary schools. The Nanakuli Complex has 3 schools – Nanakuli High and Intermediate, Nanakuli Elementary, and Nanaikapono Elementary Schools. The Waianae Complex has 6 schools – Waianae High, Waianae Intermediate, Waianae Elementary, Makaha Elementary, Maili Elementary, and Leihoku Elementary Schools. NWCA schools were designated Zone for School Innovation (ZSI) under Hawaii’s Race to the Top (RTTT) educational reform model.

Contacts
For Press Inquiries only: Veronica Delbrugge, 1-877-682-2852 or pr@dimension.com
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About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura