Pearson's MyEducationLab Equips Teachers-in-Training for Successful Careers

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Versatile Online Program Offers Array of Effective Tools

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I have found MyEducationLab to be a wonderful resource to my classes

The global financial crisis, while wreaking havoc on nearly every sector of the US economy, has also underscored the critical need for America's education system to prepare students to compete in a global economy. Indeed, President Obama has made education reform and global competitiveness -- including teaching quality, recruitment and retention -- a key part of his education platform, with $100 billion in federal stimulus funds for education.

Preparing education leaders is the foundation for Pearson's MyEducationLab -- a powerful new online program for pre-service teachers. Pearson, the world's leading education publishing and technology company, is continually investing in groundbreaking learning solutions that make a difference in student progress.

MyEducationLab offers students powerful insight into how real-world classrooms work, plus a rich array of tools that will support them on the journey from college training to the classroom. The innovative, research-based program includes video examples from current classroom teachers and students, allowing college educators to provide important context for the complexities of teaching in today's classrooms.

Preliminary results from teacher educators who helped shape the program show overwhelming approval for MyEducationLab's flexibility and ease of use, with more than 80% of respondents reporting that the product's key components of practice tests, homework assignments with video illustrations and extensive footage of real-life classroom situations as very important to building understanding of the teaching skills needed in today's schools.

"The MyEducationLab video clips were the best asset for my students who have not had experiences in the classroom with students," says Professor Emily Schell of San Diego State University. "Even for those with experiences in the classroom, the focused interviews and clips help them better "see" and understand the concepts and theories presented in the text and class lectures."

MyEducationLab is integrated into 70 leading titles, with online applications to assignments, homework exercises, individualized study plans and resources easily accessible for teachers and students. Pearson's Teacher Education & Development Group worked with more than 240 faculty reviewers and Pearson authors to create MyEducationLab.

"I have found MyEducationLab to be a wonderful resource to my classes," says Cherie Roberts of Bloomsburg University. "The videos provide the visual aspect needed for pre-service teachers to better understand how to teach a given concept."

Pearson's support of teachers covers the continuum with content and services that represent the research and knowledge of America's leading education researchers. Among the company's respected higher education imprints are Allyn & Bacon and Merrill, which offer print, digital and hybrid tools and resources that effectively blend academic research and practical applications for today's K12 educators and for the students who will be tomorrow's teachers.

Pearson's research-based professional development services for teachers include Learning Teams, an evidence-based, collaborative model that brings together teachers to learn from each other, refine their skills to improve student performance and self-assess their progress; and the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), a groundbreaking approach to teaching English language learners that uses "sheltered instruction" to teach subjects such as math, science or social studies in a way that makes the concepts easier to understand, while at the same time strengthening a student's academic English language development.

More information about MyEducationLab is available by emailing Emily Knight at emily.knight@pearson.com.

About Pearson:
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include eCollege, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global philanthropic initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearson.com.

Contact: Susan Aspey
Susan.aspey @ pearson.com or 347-421-2473

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