My Big Campus Offers New Training Opportunities For Teachers, By Teachers

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Using the safe social learning platform, educators can learn from their peers in a collaborative training environment.

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Lightspeed Systems wanted to provide My Big Campus users with the opportunity to collaborate and learn from their peers—all in a time efficient and easy to understand format.

Lightspeed Systems, maker of My Big Campus, is pleased to offer a new training opportunity for teachers using the safe collaborative learning platform. With the new 30-Minute Webinar Tutorials, educators can now connect with and learn from other educators on various topics to get the most out of My Big Campus—truly creating a collaborative environment and building beneficial peer relationships. Combining the functionality of a classroom LMS with a social networking site and library of educational resources, My Big Campus is the only safe social platform built specifically for schools.

Teachers training teachers is the focus of the 30-Minute Webinar Tutorials. Lightspeed Systems wanted to provide My Big Campus users with the opportunity to collaborate and learn from their peers—all in a time efficient and easy to understand format. Organized by topic, teachers are encouraged to register for a training session time and date that best suits their schedule. Most webinars are offered after school hours, making the sessions more convenient for educators. Current topics are centered on My Big Campus features, including Bundles, Schoolwork, Group Pages, e-Portfolios, and more. New topics will be added on a regular basis, keeping the material fresh and relevant.

“The focus of My Big Campus is to create safe collaborative teaching and learning environments,” shares Merleen Johnson, Community Engagement Director at Lightspeed Systems. “And we wanted to offer users a training opportunity that embodies the same core focus. By bringing teachers together with other teachers to engage, connect, and learn more about My Big Campus, we are not only helping users become more proficient, but we are also helping build online learning communities.”

Gayle Kakac, teacher in Colorado, is pleased with the new training format. "It was so easy to sign up for the Training Webinar. The topics are relevant and the material is simple to understand. But what I enjoyed most of all was training with a fellow teacher. We were able to relate to one another, share ideas, and discuss how I can better utilize My Big Campus in the classroom. I am thankful My Big Campus provides the opportunity for teachers to collaborate with other educators across the country.”

My Big Campus is the only classroom social networking solution built specifically for schools with an emphasis on student safety. And that is by design. Lightspeed Systems is committed to providing schools with the tools they need to create safe, collaborative, and mobile learning environments—changing the way teachers teach and students learn.

For more information about the 30-Minute Webinar Tutorials, visit http://www.mybigcampus.com to sign up for a free account.

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About Lightspeed Systems
To us, education isn't an industry; it's a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,800 school districts for more than 9 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com.

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