Participating districts can now use BOCES funding for CollegeOnTrack, cutting annual subscription costs by a half or more.
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
The CollegeOnTrack education planning system is now dramatically more affordable for participating New York State school districts, thanks to a new licensing agreement with the Erie 1 BOCES, and an offer of free access through June 30, 2014, to BOCES districts which subscribe for next school year.
BOCES, or Boards of Cooperative Educational Services, are public education collaboratives. The 37 New York BOCES provide state funding to their associated school districts to help purchase resources that districts would otherwise have to pay for themselves. Marketing VP Phil Roybal says, "Participating districts can now use BOCES funding for CollegeOnTrack, cutting annual subscription costs by a half or more."
CollegeOnTrack is a cloud based education planning package used by students across the United States. It helps schools build college and career readiness, incorporate Common Core standards, and improve student success rates, by providing:
Student Dashboard / RTI
CollegeOnTrack attracted attention in New York schools with its collaborative approach for teaching and learning. Teachers and counselors can work together to assess students, create lesson plans that meet their needs, and monitor their performance. Students collaborate in shared digital workspaces to produce rich multiple media work that builds digital literacy and teamwork skills. Parents stay involved too, with access to student work and dashboards that alert them to academic problems in time to help struggling students.
Many educators feel that the collaborative approach is an essential element of 21st century education. Lake Shore High School Counseling Chairperson Steve Brown says, “I’ve looked at numerous programs and this one has gotten me really excited about working with our students and parents.”
School districts interested in CollegeOnTrack should explore the product at http://www.collegeontrack.com, then contact their BOCES representatives for pricing. Free access through 6/30/14 is available when districts subscribe for the 2014-2015 school year.
CollegeOnTrack is a web-based system that enriches the learning experience in middle and high school as it prepares students for college and successful careers. It offers a combination of rich digital portfolios, collaboration support, and task management that helps students build a mindset of success. Administrative modules help educators keep students in school and on track for graduation and college applications.
For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, contact Philip Roybal at (408) 782-4244, or phil(at)collegeontrack(dot)com.
CollegeOnTrack is a trademark of ServiceInfinity Inc.