VERNON HILLS, Ill., and SILVER SPRING, Md.–January 10, 2007–CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation [NASDAQ: CDWC] and leading source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to governments and educators, and Discovery Education, the leader in digital video and multimedia-based learning, today announced the fifth annual “Win a Wireless Lab” sweepstakes. CDW-G and Discovery Education have sponsored the annual program since 2003 to capture the attention and imagination of teachers and expand their use of technology in the classroom.
“CDW-G is pleased to be able to provide the key components of a digital classroom solution to enhance educators’ abilities to teach 21st-century learning skills,” said Bob Kirby, senior director, K-12 sales, CDW-G. “When this program began five years ago, mobile computing in education was still a relatively new concept. Fast-forward to today, and mobile computing is taking hold in our schools. We are setting the same high standards for education that we have in our global workforce.”
“As partners in the Win a Wireless Lab sweepstakes, Discovery Education and CDW-G share the same goal of promoting the use of technology in classrooms and giving schools the chance to win high quality wireless technology labs,” said Paul Thomas, senior vice president, school services, Discovery Education. “We’re pleased that the number of entries to this sweepstakes has grown substantially over the years, demonstrating that more and more educators are excited about the chance to expose their students to technology that can engage them in learning.”
The sweepstakes runs from January 3, 2007 to May 1, 2007. Public and private school teachers, administrators, and school and district technology specialists are eligible to enter by filling out an online form at http://www.discoveryschool.com/cdwg. Winners will be selected randomly from all eligible entries received for each drawing.
Each of the five grand prize winners will receive a mobile wireless lab valued at approximately $50,000, including:
*20 notebook or Tablet PCs computers from HP, Lenovo or Toshiba
*3 Wireless access points from D-Link or NETGEAR
*1 Bretford mobile cart
*Computrace security software
*1 video projector from Epson, Mitsubishi or NEC Solutions
*1 laser jet printer from Epson, HP or Lexmark
*APC power supply
*1 networked collection of Discovery School CD-ROMs
In addition to the five grand prize winners, CDW-G and Discovery Education will award:
*Five first prizes, each consisting of a Polyvision Interactive Whiteboard
*Five second prizes, each consisting of an InFocus projector
*Ten third prizes, each consisting of an Acer or Sony notebook
*Ten fourth prizes, each consisting of a Sony or Canon digital camera
*Ten fifth prizes, each consisting of a gift certificate to purchase multimedia products from Discovery Education
Winners will be announced in July 2007. CDW-G and Discovery Education provide on-site training to all Win a Wireless Lab grand prize winners. A complete list of rules is available online at http://school.discovery.com/cdwg/.
A wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDWC), a FORTUNE 500 company, CDW Government (CDW-G) is a trusted technology advisor to federal, state and local government agencies, as well as to educational institutions at all levels. CDW-G offers best-in-class technology products and services from top-name brands such as Acer, Adobe, Cisco, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Symantec, and Toshiba. For more information about CDW-G product offerings, procurement options, service and solutions, call 1.800.863.4239, or visit the CDW-G Web site at CDWG.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the leading global real-world and knowledge-based media company. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital video content in easy-to-use formats, in all core-curricular subject areas. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through strategic partnerships with over 25 public television stations across the country, its public service initiatives, products, and joint business ventures, Discovery Education helps educators around the world harness the power of broadband and media to connect their students to a world of learning. For more information, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.