Futurekids Announces New Professional Development Milestone with
The Futurekids team announced
today that it had recently completed its 350th full-day session of
professional development supporting the SchoolNet brand. SchoolNet is the
leading provider of web-based solutions that help K-12 school systems
increase student achievement, improve administrative efficiency and
enhance communications between the school and families.
the third year of Futurekids involvement with SchoolNet, and the
partnership has helped both companies achieve a high level of growth.
SchoolNet was recently named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing
privately-held companies for the second year in a row. Futurekids operates
in the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.
instructional management solutions deliver assessment data, curriculum,
and reporting to teachers, principals and administrators through
role-based dashboards, providing key performance indicators to each user
based on their preferences and positions.
Ms. Dzana Homan, CEO of
Futurekids, commented on the accomplishment.
“We’re excited to be
able to help SchoolNet grow through our nationwide professional
development support. It’s important for us to be aligned with like-minded
companies, and SchoolNet has a powerful product that helps school
districts show tangible improvement.”
“Our partnership with
Futurekids has been a real factor in our growth,” said Mr. Jonathan D.
Harber, CEO of SchoolNet. “Their ability to provide the necessary training
and professional development to our customers on a nationwide basis allows
us to provide quality service at scale.”
Several school districts,
most notably Philadelphia, Penn. and Columbus, Ohio, recently reported
significant advancements in student achievement since the district’s
implementation of SchoolNet’s enterprise solution.
Crawford, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for SchoolNet
explained it this way. “When you bring an innovative platform to the
market, it’s not enough to just install it and walk away. We’re committed
to having our schools truly know how to maximize all that it can do, and
professional development plays a big role in accomplishing that. The
Futurekids team has been great to work with and really helps speed up
deployment so our schools can start seeing the results right
“It’s imperative that we give our students 21st century
skills,” Ms. Homan continued. “The SchoolNet solution is one of the
igniters of improved learning environments, which has been historically
difficult to deploy in large, urban districts. The SchoolNet success rate
in these districts is remarkable. There were a lot of skeptics who thought
it could never be done.”
SchoolNet, Inc. is the leader in Internet
Applications for Public Schools, helping K-12 school systems to improve
efficiency and increase achievement. SchoolNet’s Instructional Management
Systems are built on an open, scalable platform that provides users with
the data, reports tools and content to develop talent, individualize
instruction and ensure achievement. For more information, please visit http://schoolnet.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/.