State College, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2013 – The Flipped Learning Network (FLN) has selected Schoolwires to redesign and host its website, creating a feature- and resource-rich site that better reflects the focus of the organization. FLN chose Schoolwires as its provider because of the company’s knowledge of the K-12 market and its reputation for excellent customer service.
The Flipped Learning Network’s mission is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources required to successfully implement flipped learning. More than 10,000 members from around the world participate within the organization’s Community of Practice. Schoolwires has been partnering with The Flipped Learning Network to deliver ongoing content around the flipped learning model.
Schoolwires provides two solutions that are designed to make it easier for teachers and administrators to achieve the flipped model of education. Centricity2™ is a flexible website and content management system. Nimbus™ enables districts to create collaborative and safe online communities that increase student engagement.
“Schoolwires is a great partner for us. They have a deep understanding of the K-12 market and support our same goals of promoting collaboration and the most promising practices,” said Kari M. Arfstrom, Ph.D., Executive Director, Flipped Learning Network. “Our organization is growing and we need the improved functionality and online experience that Schoolwires delivers through Centricity2. The Schoolwires technology will support our future growth and needs.”
“As a Schoolwires customer and a member of the Board of Directors of FLN, I have firsthand knowledge of Schoolwires’ outstanding customer support,” said Jonathan Bergmann, secretary/treasurer of FLN. “We are confident they will be a reliable and trusted provider, helping us to bring important resources and information to the K-12 market.”
In addition to working with the Flipped Learning Network, Schoolwires has created numerous articles and videos on the topic of the flipped classroom. Resources include interviews with teachers and technology facilitators who are using the flipped model, and articles on best practices for the flipped classroom.
“We are pleased to add FLN to our growing list of partner education associations, including many state affiliates of AASA and NSPRA organizations,” said Melissa Kalinowski, Vice President of Marketing, Schoolwires. “We are honored to help FLN further its mission to advance communication and collaboration in school districts and among education professionals across the country.”
Schoolwires, Inc. provides a suite of technology products and related services to more than 1,400 educational entities, including K-12 school districts and schools in the United States and China. The company’s technologies are designed to foster community, student, teacher and parent engagement in the classroom, locally and internationally. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a safe social learning and networking system, and an enterprise technology platform. Schoolwires brings together a district’s essential technologies, information, and content to effectively engage the K-12 community in support of district and student success. The company currently serves an estimated 10 million users and has been recognized as one of the top privately held education companies for the sixth consecutive year by Inc magazine. Schoolwires was incorporated on April 5, 2000 and is headquartered in State College with offices in Beijing, China.
About The Flipped Learning Network
The mission of the Flipped Learning Network™ is to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning. The goals of the FLN are to provide professional learning opportunities; to conduct, collaborate and disseminate relevant research; and to act as the clearinghouse for distributing best and promising practices for current and future “flipped” educators.
Flipped Learning occurs when direct instruction is moved from the group teaching space to the individual learning environment. Educators are embracing Flipped Learning in elementary and secondary schools for all subjects. There are over 11,000 members on the FLN’s free online Community of Practice.
For more information, go to www.flippedlearning.org
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