Digital Learning Trailblazers in San Antonio on Wednesday: 'The Time Is Now' for Schools to Move to Digital

Digital Learning Trailblazers in San Antonio on Wednesday: 'The Time Is Now' 
for Schools to Move to Digital 
Experts at Premier Education Technology Conference to Showcase
Digital Classrooms of the Future Transforming Schools Now 
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/13 --  As thousands of
educators from around the world converge in San Antonio this week,
digital learning experts will showcase how digital classrooms of the
future are helping boost student achievement in schools now. 
The 2013 national superintendent of the year, pioneer in digital
learning, and renowned author on the subject, Mark Edwards, will
present an "inside look into digital conversion" at the ISTE 2013
Conference & Exhibition on Wednesday, June 26. Dr. Edwards will be
introduced by one of America's top authorities on digital learning,
Pearson Senior Vice President Scott Drossos, who will share how
educators are blazing the path toward digital classrooms in a bold
effort to help students like those in Superintendent Edwards' schools
achieve real academic gains. 
The Mooresville Graded School District led by Superintendent Edwards
made the transition to digital classrooms by tearing down barriers,
including dated budgeting models, to improve student achievement and
better prepare students for college and careers. In just five years
since the conversion to laptops and digital curriculum, the school
district catapulted to the second-highest academic achievement in
North Carolina with graduation rates skyrocketing to the
third-highest in the state.  
"Digital resources not only transform teaching and learning, they are
essential preparation for today's workplace," said Mark Edwards,
author of Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for
Student Achievement. "The time is now for schools to move to
digital."  
Pearson works side by side with educators to help them build a
tailored strategy based on its proven 1:1 Learning Framework that
incorporates powerful personalized learning tools like interactive
digital curriculum, online assessments, education apps, and digital
training resources for teachers. The classroom, instruction and
learning are all digitally transformed, which allows for immediate
feedback on students' skills and knowledge, so individualized supp
ort
from teachers and digital curriculum are precisely targeted.  
"Digital learning is right now transforming the education experience
for children across the nation," said Scott Drossos, Senior Vice
President of Pearson's 1:1 Learning. "In this environment in which
school leaders have to deal with tighter budgets at the same time as
they prepare students to be more ready for college and the workplace,
school systems are turning to the latest technology and comprehensive
digital learning resources to help them shift to interactive,
engaging ways for students to learn rigorous curriculum standards." 
Pearson's 1:1 Learning experts help schools and teachers convert from
traditional paper environments to proven digital resources to
personalize the education experience for each individual student's
needs. Pearson works with educators to help bring together everything
needed to make a successful digital conversion, at and away from
school. 
About Pearson
 Pearson (NYSE: PSO) is the world's leading learning
company, providing educational materials and services, business
information through the Financial Times Group, and consumer
publishing through the Penguin brand. Pearson serves learners of all
ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70
countries. For more information, visit www.pearson.com 
Contact:
Adriana Villarreal
Drive West Communications
713.724.0135
adriana@drivewest.com 
 
 
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