Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2004
Platinum Television Group is pleased to announce the selection of Futurekids for its innovative, educational television series, TodayÂs Family. The company, which designs computer programming to incorporate into curriculums, will be presented in a consumer segment on ÂBuilding a Solid FoundationÂ to inform parents so they can encourage their local schools to utilize this technology.
ItÂs not enough just to have computers in classrooms: Teachers and students need to know not only how to use them, but what is the most effective use to tie in with the class curriculum.
For more than 20 years Futurekids has been the global leader in helping schools use technology to transform education. Founded in 1983, Futurekids began with a focus on computer literacy for children and teachers around the world, first in learning centers and now in schools. Today they are trusted and valued partners to thousands of schools in 65 countries.
FuturekidsÂ key to success is the model of technology integration that's specifically tailored to meet the needs of schools and teachers. Everything they do is based on recognized national and state standards for technology use in the classroom. In addition to providing individualized on-site resources, they offer ongoing mentoring and support to ensure long-term success.
Futurekids offers a range of products and services for schools that includes professional development courses designed to make technology a powerful tool in the hands of teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, support staff and parents. Student curriculum allows schools to seamlessly integrate the use of technology into traditional subject matter to facilitate and improve student performance. The company programs also align with the governmentÂs No Child Left Behind funding, so grants and funds are available to help the schools.
Dzana Homan, president and CEO, estimates that Futurekids has already affected about two million children from kindergarten to 12th grade. She explained that the company markets to parents as well, to affect both private school education and those who do home schooling. ÂWe help people learn how to learn.Â
For more information, visit: http://www.futurekids.com.