Futurekids Awards More Than $60,000 to Schools of Distinction Award
Futurekids announced today that
it has shipped its Classroom Current Language Arts (CCLA) curriculum to
schools that are the 2007 winners in the Intel Schools of Distinction
(SODA) Awards. The Futurekids’ CCLA award has a retail value of
The annual SODA national education program recognizes K-12
schools in the United States that have demonstrated excellence in
implementing innovative, replicable programs that support positive
educational outcomes in the areas of math and science achievement based on
standards set by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies, including Futurekids,
distribute $1 million annually in grants and awards to winning
This year’s winners include Balboa Elementary School, San
Diego; Sewell Middle School, Bremen, Ga.; Bergen Academies-Hackensack,
Hackensack, N.J.; Escalante School, Salt Lake City; Conyers Middle School,
Conyers, Ga.; and Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Homan, C.E.O. of Futurekids, commented on Futurekids’ involvement. “These
schools are the best of the best in integrating 21st century learning
skills. We’re happy to support them with proven curriculum that infuses
technology in the classroom.”
The Classroom Current Language Arts
(CCLA) curriculum is a technology-infused supplemental language-arts
curriculum correlated to state and national standards that allows teachers
to easily integrate education technology into their classroom.
Terry Smithson of Intel also commented on Futurekids’ involvement in the
program. “Futurekids has been a key sponsor of the Schools of Distinction
Awards since it began. It’s gratifying to see that other technology
companies value 21st century learning skills as much as we do.”
learn more about the Schools of Distinction Awards, visit http://www.schoolsofdistinction.com/.
Futurekids is the premier
provider of technology teacher training solutions for schools and
universities around the world. Futurekids has a 22-year record of success
in technology education. Their core competency is providing technology
training as it relates to teaching and learning. They have relationships
and achievements with many key educational partners such as Intel, IBM and
Dell. For more information on Futurekids, please visit http://www.futurekids.com/.