PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 11, 2009 – Aventa Learning, one of the country’s top providers of online education services to school districts, will showcase the ways it serves hundreds of thousands of students around the country at the iNACOL: International Association for Online Learning Virtual School Symposium (VSS), Nov. 15-17 in
Austin, Texas. More than 1,200 K-12 administrators, policy leaders and practitioners will attend the three-day conference, where they will focus on ways that online learning can and is shaping the future of education. Aventa Learning is a “Topaz” sponsor of this year’s event.
Since 2002, Aventa Learning has partnered with more than 1,000 school districts around the country to ensure that all students are on the path to academic success. Top Aventa Learning partners include New York City Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Rowland Unified School District (Calif.), Klamath County
School District (Ore.), Evergreen Public Schools (Wash.),
Spotsylvania County Schools (Va.) and the Alliance for College Ready Public Schools (Calif).
One partner nominated Aventa Learning for iNACOL’s new “Online Innovator Awards,” recognizing learning practices, new research and individual achievements in the field of K-12 online learning.
“We look forward to meeting with educators from around the world who are using online learning to improve educational opportunities for their students, next week at the iNACOL symposium,” said Gregg Levin, Vice President, Aventa Learning. “I know we will learn a great deal from them about what is working in the schools, districts and states so we can continue to enhance our offerings to
meet their needs.”
Levin continued, “Being nominated for one of iNACOL’s new Online Innovator Awards will make this a particularly exciting conference for Aventa Learning, and we are honored that one of our partners believes that we are deserving of such recognition.”
In a workshop on Nov. 17, the company’s Manager of Instruction, Lisa Watkins, will give conference attendees a chance to delve more deeply into the ways that Aventa Learning helps districts serve special populations, with her presentation, “An Innovative Online Solution for At-Risk Students and English Language Learners
(ELL).” Session participants from Aventa Learning’s partner schools will share their experiences offering the company’s standards-based, diagnostically driven curriculum combined with ELL resources and rich
instructional support in a unique credit recovery model to their students. A pioneer in K-12 online learning, Watkins is the former program coordinator of the Georgia Virtual School.
To learn more about Aventa Learning at the Virtual
School Symposium, go to booth #20.
About Aventa Learning Aventa Learning is a leading provider of online curriculum and instruction for schools and districts. The company offers one of the largest catalogs of online courses, including core curriculum, electives, foreign language and Advanced Placement® for middle school, high school and credit recovery. More than 1,000 virtual schools, charter schools, school districts
and state education departments across the United States rely on Aventa to offer expanded educational opportunities to their students, help at-risk students succeed and accommodate students’ unique scheduling needs, without adding staff or classrooms. For more information,
About KC Distance Learning
Headquartered in Portland, Ore., KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of online
and distance learning programs for the K-12 education market through its company brands:
Keystone National Middle School, Keystone National High School, Aventa Learning and iQ
Academies. Over its 30-year history, KCDL has enriched the lives of more than 200,000
students, helping them reach their individual learning goals. KCDL offers online curriculum and
instruction for middle school and high school students directly to families, including core,honors, foreign language and Advanced Placement courses. KCDL also
provides to educational institutions and agencies a complete credit recovery program, middle and high
school courses that augment existing school curriculum, and comprehensive virtual school solutions. KCDL also partners with public school districts to offer a public, statewide, tuition-free online education for students in
grades 6-12 who want an alternative to a traditional school. For more information, visit www.kcdistancelearning.com.
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