Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 2, 2010
Nearly 250,000 students nationwide have been put back on track for graduation with a web-based, interactive instruction and learning management system from the digital education company Education2020 (e2020). Today, e2020 announced the release of three new multimedia courses developed for high school students:
- Financial Math: A two-semester course encompassing 15 financial math topics such as: personal financial planning, budgeting and wise spending, the importance of insurance, long-term investing, buying a house, personal loans, consumer credit, consumer debt, starting a business, and analyzing business data.
- Environmental Science: This two-semester course encompasses 6 major units such as: ecology, forests and soil, water, energy and resources, and societies and policy. This course contains Global Connections lessons which include unique activities that merge lesson material with real-world issues pertaining to the environment.
- Career Planning and Development: A one-semester high school course provides students the opportunity to evaluate their strengths to determine appropriate career choices, create, edit and manage a cover letter and resume, develop interviewing skills, and other career skills.
“According to the report Easing the Transition to High School: An Investigation of Reform Practices to Promote Ninth Grade Success, of the students who eventually drop out of high school, over 60% of them failed at least 25% of their credits in ninth grade. Education2020 provides educational access to high school students before they drop out. These newest courses are just the right mix of relevant, rigorous and engaging instruction that help ninth graders make meaningful academic gains towards graduation,” said Gene Storz, Chief Learning Officer, Education2020. Fostering critical thinking skills with higher-order Bloom’s Taxonomy learning domains is embedded throughout the lessons. He adds, “If we can help set them up for a successful freshman year, then we know they are more likely to stay in school and graduate.”
Students have been recovering lost credits and graduating with e2020 since 1998. “With nearly 50 web-based courses in math, science, English, social studies and electives, we have seen tremendous success with students who might normally give up. We are finding that they are now performing as well as their peers who learn in a traditional classroom,” said Storz. And these courses are only the beginning. “We are experiencing unprecedented development success,” said Lori Ventura, Director of Curriculum. “Our goal is to continually develop content that is current, relevant, rigorous and engaging. We work closely with states and districts to not only produce or update courses that they need, but to deliver to them within 4 – 6 months.” The next state-specific course, Texas History, is scheduled for release in later this month.
Education2020 helps school districts provide core and elective instruction in a virtual school setting for students in grades 6-12. Our courseware is aligned to state and national standards and has helped students recover and accrue credits for graduation and prepare for state, end-of-course, and college exams since 1998.
With our web-based model, teacher-led video delivery, and innovative instructional approach, e2020 offers some of the most engaging and individualized instruction of any virtual school solution available today. It combines best-practice pedagogy with next-gen technology that enables your school to customize content and settings while providing an opportunity for students to learn at their own pace and make meaningful academic gains.
Education2020 is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and is trusted by school districts all across the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.education2020.com or call 877.2020.EDU.
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