Knovation Launches New netTrekker Search Navigator Program

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Program builds professional learning communities among educators, strengthens differentiated instruction for students

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This program will play a critical role in transforming classrooms to better meet the needs of today's students.

Knovation, the leader in advanced, personalized learning solutions, today announced the launch of its new netTrekker Search Navigator Program. Developed to foster the growing community of netTrekker Search users, the Navigator program empowers educators to work collaboratively with colleagues to leverage the power of digital resources and netTrekker Search to create engaging 21st century learning environments.

Expanding on its commitment to deliver high quality standards-aligned digital resources that address varied learning styles and academic needs throughout all K-12 grades and subject areas, Knovation developed the netTrekker Search Navigator Program to support educators who are:

  •     Passionate about their work
  •     Inspired by the possibility of discovering new ways to remove barriers to learning
  •     Excited about collaborating with colleagues to create engaging, 21st century learning environments
  •     Looking for opportunities to lead

“The netTrekker Search Navigator Program is designed for educators interested in building their own personal learning networks as they collaborate with colleagues, both in school and out,” said Lynn Ochs, Director of Professional Learning for Knovation. “By providing an opportunity for educators to develop skills and leadership around digital learning, this program will play a critical role in transforming classrooms to better meet the needs of today’s students.”

Knovation designed a four-hour, online course for netTrekker Navigators. The course provides participants with:

  •     Background knowledge on 21st century skills, information literacy, and knowledge on how netTrekker Search can support differentiated learning
  •     Basic understanding of how to support adult learners
  •     Guidance in planning a netTrekker Search workshop
  •     An opportunity to network and collaborate with other netTrekker Search Navigators and Knovation’s professional learning staff in the Know New Ideas online educator community

The online course provides participants with the opportunity to learn how netTrekker Search can be maximized to support differentiation in the classroom. Educators who complete the netTrekker Search Navigator Program can move forward in the Navigator community by becoming Silver Level Navigators. In order to earn Silver Level Navigator status, Navigators will be provided with the resources needed to conduct their own professional learning workshops with other educators over the course of the year and will be invited to contribute to the Know New Ideas community through discussion forums, blog postings and social media promotion. Silver-level Navigators will receive recognition for their status and be entered to win an expense-paid trip to ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) or another state conference geared toward education. Silver Navigators will also be invited to co-present a “best practice” webinar for other netTrekker Search users.

For more than 10 years, netTrekker Search has been the leading educational search tool trusted by millions of K-12 educators and students, serving over 1 million teachers and 27 million students during that time. With access to more than 330,000 relevant digital resources aligned with state and Common Core standards, netTrekker Search brings the best standards-aligned, teacher-approved digital resources and a unique set of learning tools into the classroom to effectively reach every student.

Educators who are interested in learning more about the netTrekker Search Navigator Program can go to http://www.nettrekker.com/us/support/navigator.

About Knovation
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Knovation is dedicated to transforming education from a one-way, one-size-fits-all approach to a learner-centered approach that minimizes environmental, emotional, functional and stylistic learning barriers and is customized to the unique needs of every learner. A mission-driven group of academic, technology and business professionals passionate about making a difference in the lives of learners and those who make learning possible, Knovation delivers standards-based, personalized, digital content solutions that empower learners to unlock their curiosity and potential. The Knovation product portfolio includes icurio, the flagship digital curriculum content solution for personalized learning; netTrekker Search, the company’s legacy educational search product and igotta, the personalized student workspace solution developed in partnership with Zeus Learning. Knovation also provides professional learning services that support the transition from print to digital within classrooms. Founded in 1999, Knovation’s legacy platform, netTrekker Search, is widely recognized as the leading standards-based educational search tool and currently serves millions of students in thousands of K-12 public and private schools across U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The vision of Knovation is to ‘Ignite the hope of knowing by reducing the barriers to learning.’ For more information, please contact Knovation at 1.855.KNOVATE (566-8283) or visit http://www.knovationlearning.com.

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