New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2016
CodeMonkey is excited to announce its new strategic partnerships to further growth as the demand for k12 computer science resources surges. In the U.S. CodeMonkey has partnered with Sunburst and Learning.com to bring its platform into schools and districts throughout the U.S. Sunburst is a veteran distributor whose products are found in more than 95% of U.S. school districts. Learning.com works with 2,500 districts and serves 5.6 million students across more then 20 counties. “We’re confident that these partnerships will accelerate our growth in the U.S. market very quickly,” says Jonathan Schor, CodeMonkey Co-Founder and CEO.
“Teaching computer science in schools isn’t new – it has been an elective in high schools for many years. What is new and exciting is the idea of a third grader learning to code, and the notion of computer science as the ‘fifth core subject area’ alongside English/language arts, math, social studies and science,” said Learning.com CEO Keith Oelrich.
“We’re very excited about the partnership with Learning.com,” said Jonathan Schor. “Learning.com serves over 5 million students in the U.S., and we believe this cooperation will be instrumental in helping us reach more and more students with our coding curriculum. We’ve had a good experience with partnerships with publishers so far: our strategic partnership with CET, Israel’s largest educational publisher has brought CodeMonkey to over 250,000 students in Israel.”
CodeMonkey is also opening doors in other parts of the world, including Brazil, Russia, Sweden and Kazakhstan, where partnerships, pilots and government led initiatives are underway. In Sweden CodeMonkey is already being marketed and sold by leading publisher Natur&Kultur, in Brazil by Santillana/Moderna and in Japan by J21 Corporation.
Founded in 1999, Learning.com currently partners with one in six districts across the country and serves 5 million students. Learning.com provides K-12 solutions to help students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. Districts equip their students with the technology and 21st century skills needed for success on online assessments, in college and the workforce using Learning.com’s digital literacy solutions. Learning.com’s digital content tools help districts build and share custom digital curriculum helping them meet their instructional goals, facilitate personalized learning, and address budget challenges. Through implementation services and professional development, Learning.com serves educators as they integrate technology and digital content into instruction.
CodeMonkey was founded in 2014 and has since brought its platform to over 3 million users around the world, both through schools and home users. The company is based in Israel and New York, and its mission is to get more and more kids excited about coding from a young age. The CodeMonkey platform is geared to students in grades 3-8, and offers a unique combination of teaching students to write real code, a structured curriculum and teacher tools, through an engaging online game. CodeMonkey has won numerous industry awards, including the Credit Swiss Hi-Tech Forum Award 2015 and the Milken-Penn Award 2015. Visit us at https://www.playcodemonkey.com/