Futurekids Partners with The Gateway to Provide 21st Century Learning
Futurekids announced today that
it is partnering with theGateway.org, an extensive educational portal that
provides educators with comprehensive tools and resources to integrate
21st Century skills into everyday teaching and learning.
by the National Education Association, theGateway.org is a consortium
effort that allows teachers free, quick and easy access to thousands of
educational resources found on federal, state, university, non-profit and
commercial Internet sites.
Teachers and educators now have access
to 21st Century teaching tools, including thousands of quality learning
resources through the latest state-of-the-art multi-faceted search
technology. Teachers can reinforce their core curriculum with learning
resources from NASA, PBS, National Science Foundation and more than 700
other educational content providers.
“This is a very important
partnership for us,” explained Dzana Homan, CEO of Futurekids. “As part of
our role, Futurekids will offer a 21st century perspective on professional
development, including integration of new classroom technologies and the
infusion of technology into core curricula. Our goal is to support this
fantastic platform with valuable web content and offer teachers
information on available resources and courseware to continue the
decade-long legacy of the Gateway as a preeminent resource for
Futurekids is located in Los Angeles, but offers
technology professional development, assessment and technology-infused
k-12 curriculum in 65 countries worldwide.
“We wanted a partner
that can truly contribute,” commented Diny Golder, Director of the
Gateway. “Futurekids has helped millions of students worldwide learn about
technology, and their Professional Development programs set the standard
in the market. They are at the forefront of some of the largest one-to-one
initiatives and 21st Century classroom skillsets.”
The Gateway has
a number of key elements, including sections on learning and teaching,
leading and managing, partnering, an upcoming event calendar and an
extensive search feature.
“We’re committed to providing the
framework for 21st Century learning,” Ms. Golder continued. “This
partnership will offer teachers and educators a remarkable resource that
never existed before.”
The Gateway (http://www.thegateway.org/) is a not-for-profit
consortium offering teachers, administrators and educators comprehensive
access to thousands of teaching and learning resources with a focus on the
21st Century classroom.
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/.