Futurekids Awards More Than $60,000 to Schools of Distinction Award Winners

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 $62,322.

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.

The Intel Foundation and sponsoring companies, including Futurekids, distribute $1 million annually in grants and awards to winning schools.

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.

Ms. Dzana 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.

Mr. 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.”

To learn more about the Schools of Distinction Awards, visit http://www.schoolsofdistinction.com/.

About Futurekids
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/.

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