June 14th 2012 – Coral Springs, FL – VSCHOOLZ is proud to announce an agreement
with The Associated Press. VSCHOOLZ will access AP’s vast repository of archived
media, images, stories and primary source documents to enhance its digital content. The
VSCHOOLZ team will tag the content pieces as individual learning objects, assign both a
content type and specific level of rigor to each piece of content, and will then align the
use of each learning object with national common core standards.
“VSCHOOLZ’s decision to use AP journalism to create educational products, in
Spanish and English, is innovative and reflects AP’s reputation for accuracy and
independence,” said Jim Baltzelle, AP’s Florida chief of bureau and Caribbean
business manager. “VSCHOOLZ will have access to AP’s constant stream of
video, text stories, graphics, multimedia and more than 11 million new and
archival photographs in AP Images. It is an exciting partnership in virtual
education.”
“This is a groundbreaking move for digital learning,” said Trina Trimm, C.O.O,
VSCHOOLZ. “In a time when traditional textbook sales are declining by an
average of 20 percent per year, schools and districts are seeking alternative
sources of high-quality, accurate information to use in curriculum development.
Reaching digital students on a wide variety of devices means looking to
nontraditional sources for academic content and The Associated Press is a valid,
authentic and trusted provider of accurate information.”
About VSCHOOLZ, Inc.
VSCHOOLZ was founded by a team of educators to provide e-learning solutions for
schools or districts that want to support a blended digital learning environment in
traditional schools or that want to launch their own virtual programs. As a member of the
H. Education family, a H. Wayne Huizenga Holdings company, VSCHOOLZ is able to
provide strong levels of support in the depth and breadth of site implementation for
schools and districts. Powered by VSCHOOLZ gives schools or districts a fully
integrated, customizable classroom management platform that allows teachers to edit,
change, remove or adapt high quality content provided to fit their individualized
classroom and school needs. All courses come complete with fully customizable
interactive and engaging student activities, as well as, supplemental online resources. The
lessons are delivered in a safe and user-friendly online environment, which incorporates
collaborative tools, message boards, digital drop boxes, chat rooms and teacher-toteacher
file sharing. This new approach to education caters to the digital learner of all
ages.
www.vschoolz.com
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