“Our learning community provides a safe secure website for communication, digital collaboration and real-time interaction and peer review from students, parents, teachers and administrators." - John Stippick
San Clemente, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011
Super Star Learning Company, the leading online provider of 21st Century Skills for students, today announced the launch of Room 21, the nation’s first online Social Learning Community. Room 21, currently used by more than 30,000 students, is designed to equip students with the collaborative problem solving, critical thinking and creative thinking skills necessary to succeed in the digital age. In addition, Room 21 provides districts and administrators with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of aligning to Common Core State Standards.
“I have yet to find a product that accomplishes all that Room 21 can do with one login,” says Dr. Laura Spencer, Coordinator of Instructional Technology for the Santee School District in San Diego CA. “I have teachers who are using a multitude of resources - Facebook®, blogs, Twitter, websites, Cloud Computing - all with the goal of providing an enriching, active learning opportunity for students. Not only does Room 21 provide access to the best each of these tools offer, but it does it in a protected, standards-based, Facebook®-like social achievement environment. And the icing on the cake is that parents are an integral piece of the puzzle. I chose Room 21 over the competition because, frankly, there is no competition ”
Room 21’s online learning community is comprised of 3 secure portals, available only to school stakeholders, through a safe, closed learning environment. Through each portal, stakeholders will create personalized online learning communities:
- Student Portal – Students have the ability to create study groups, collaborative teams and share digital content with peers
- Teacher Portal – Teachers have the ability to collaborate on lesson plans, share their plans and to mentor fellow teachers.
- Parent Portal – Parents have the ability to form a stronger connection with their child’s teachers and school as well as set up groups, such as a PTA, sports teams, bands, or theatre groups.
According to John Stippick, President of Super Star Learning, “Our learning community provides a safe secure website for communication, digital collaboration and real-time interaction and peer review from students, parents, teachers and administrators. Because it’s a closed environment, parents can be sure that their child’s personal information will not be compromised. That freedom from worry will allow parents to concentrate on what really matters: helping their child get the best 21st Century education possible.”
“As the principal of a high performing school I am constantly looking for resources to help my students and staff continue increasing achievement rates for all students. When I saw what Room 21 could offer I was hooked,” said Lisa McColl, Principal of Rio Seco K-8 in San Diego. “Our students are growing up in a world where collaboration and advanced planning is the norm. If we expect them to be successful then it is our job as educators to give them the 21st century skills necessary to compete in a global economy. Room 21 will help us to accomplish this task.”
Currently, Room 21 is being used by students in the Los Angeles Unified School District and Santee School Districts in CA, among others. In addition, Super Star Learning will be awarding $30,000 grants to qualifying districts this year and in the coming school year. Room 21 educators are also provided complete ongoing real-time on demand professional development.
For more information on Room 21, or to apply for a grant, please visit: http://superstarlearning.com/page,62/Room_21
About Super Star Learning Company:
Super Star Learning Company is committed to providing innovative and powerful technologies that are simple and easy to deploy and become the source of education transformation for students, teachers, and administrators. Room 21™ is an Online Social Learning Platform where all the members of the learning community (Students, Parents, Teachers, and Administrators) become engaged in the 21st century learning process.