NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 25, 2006–Curriculum Associates’ free, self-paced online product training has hit the 30 mark, offering first-time product users detailed information on implementing Curriculum Associates’ products, as well as refresher courses for educators looking to expand their understanding of a product. Curriculum Associates is the leading publisher of research-based supplemental curriculum materials and tools for today’s diverse classrooms.

The CA101® e-Training courses, available at www.curriculumassociates.com/ca101, offer training for 30 Curriculum Associates’ programs in the subject areas of reading, language arts, math, test-prep, assessment, and data management. They include overviews of the research and concepts behind the company’s instructional materials, screens and assessments as well as guidance on the most effective ways to use these materials. Developed by Lauren Armour, Curriculum Associates’ national consultant manager, the CA101e-Training modules consist of Flash™-supported audio/visual presentations, Adobe® Acrobat® handouts, streaming video clips and case studies of how educators are using the referenced instructional tools. The modules also contain multiple-choice quizzes that enable users to evaluate their own understanding of the modules’ content. “I travel to classrooms around the country to provide product training, but often times we find that either new educators come on-board at a school we have already visited or those who have gone through in-person training need a refresher on how to implement something. Our online courses help provide that needed training” said Armour.

According to Frank Ferguson, the president of Curriculum Associates, “For more than 37 years, Curriculum Associates has developed tools that enable educators to assess students’ mastery of various skills and concepts, diagnose learning needs and effectively align teaching with the latest research and standards. We are pleased to provide this electronic training service as a convenient ‘anytime, anywhere’ option for busy educators.”

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, Inc. is dedicated to designing research-based instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer services provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching a diverse student population and fostering learning for all students. For company and product information visit Curriculum Associates on the Web at http://www.cainc.com or call 1-800-225-0248.

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