New York, NY (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
As part of an ongoing initiative to advance the use of digital technology in the classroom, Kaplan K12 Learning Services today announced the winners of its Digital Learning Day-inspired “First Year Teacher e-Book Contest.” Educators’ winning submissions are published in a new chapter in the revised edition of Kaplan’s top-selling book, “First Year Teacher.” The contest sought collaborative input from teachers across the United States to share ideas and best practices on incorporating digital and blended learning into the classroom. The practice of blended learning reinforces academic concepts through multiple modalities, creating a more integrated approach for both teachers and students.
Submissions from Vickie Elswick of Boyd County Middle School (Ashland, Ky.), Loi-Natalie Laing of Miami Edison Senior High (Miami, Fla.) and Jessica Pilgreen of Wesclin Senior High School (Trenton, Ill.) were selected for publication as part of Kaplan’s effort to share best digital practices in the classroom. The winning submissions are featured in the new edition of “First Year Teacher,” now available in e-book form in the Apple iTunes Store for free throughout the month of May in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11). The book also will be available for free on Amazon.com starting on Mon., May 14 through the end of the month.
Below are some excerpts of the three winners’ ideas:
“Today’s classroom is a laboratory of innovation, and the ideas and best practices we received from teachers around the country were inspiring and exciting. We thank all those who participated and offer our special congratulations to our three winners,” said Jieun Choe, executive director of Kaplan K12 Learning Services. “During Teacher Appreciation Week, we join all those in saluting the millions of teachers across the United States who every day help build a stronger America by inspiring students to learn, develop new skills, and reach their full potential.”
To download the e-book, visit the Apple iTunes Store or Amazon.com.
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Kaplan K12 Learning Services (http://www.kaplank12.com), a unit of Kaplan Test Prep (http://www.kaptest.com), partners with schools to measurably propel student achievement. Kaplan K12 offers state test readiness programs to help students meet and exceed state standards, and college preparation solutions that support students as they prepare for college entrance exams and the admissions process. Its solutions also provide teachers with robust Kaplan K12 resources and professional development support to impact achievement in their classrooms. Kaplan Test Prep is a division of Kaplan Inc. (http://www.kaplan.com), a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).