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Florida Partnership with Learning.com Brings Digital Curriculum to Rural Districts

By Abi Mandelbaum
November 17th, 2014

Florida Regional Consortium Program provides content and tools to NEFEC, PAEC and Heartland Educational Consortium members at no cost through a partnership

Portland, Ore. and Tallahassee, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2014) – A new initiative, designed to help rural districts ensure that teachers and students have access to high-quality digital content, is underway in Florida. The Florida Regional Consortium Program, developed through a partnership with Learning.com and Florida Department of Education (DOE), will provide standards-aligned digital content and tools to a large contingent of rural schools at no cost. Three consortia – North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC), Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) and Heartland Educational Consortium – are eligible, and more than 235 schools have already enrolled in the program.

Learning.com will provide consortia members with Curriculum Foundry, a new solution that offers a searchable content repository and tools to build and share digital curriculum that aligns to state standards. Districts also have access to Learning.com’s digital literacy curriculum to ensure their students have the technology skills to succeed in a digital classroom.

“NEFEC is pleased to be able to work with Learning.com to bring this opportunity to the teachers and students in our districts,” said Jim Surrency, executive director of NEFEC, “The award-winning curriculum and user-friendly Web platform provide an easy transition for stakeholders into a more technology-integrated environment.”

Professional development training at the districts will be delivered by Learning.com personnel, by the consortia or in partnership, using resources from both. The partnership encompasses a one-year rollout of services, with an additional year of support to follow. Initially, up to 250 buildings will be offered vouchers to obtain Learning.com tools and content.

“We’re looking forward to building a strong working relationship with the consortia,” said Dr. Cliff Green, vice president of education and customer experience for Learning.com. “This partnership presents an exciting opportunity to provide rural Florida districts with resources to help their teachers and students succeed.”

For more information about the initiative, visit Learning.com/florida. To learn more about Learning.com’s offerings, visit the Learning.com solutions page.

About Learning.com
Learning.com helps districts implement digital learning initiatives with award-winning content, tools and services. By incorporating Learning.com’s curriculum and assessments into core instruction, educators help their students develop 21st century skills. With Learning.com’s digital content management solution, districts can seamlessly access, organize and share digital content to meet their instructional goals. Learning.com also offers industry-leading professional development services to support educators as they integrate technology into the classroom. Founded in 1999, Learning.com currently partners with more than 2,700 districts to help prepare their students for success in college and future career opportunities.

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.