Knovation Drives Digital Conversion With Curriculum Services Solution

8/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Knovation Drives Digital Conversion With Curriculum Services Solution

Cabarrus County Schools in North Carolina partners with company to customize alignment of digital learning resources to curriculum

CINCINNATI – August 18, 2014 – As more districts shift from print to digital learning resources, many administrators are looking to ease the transition for teachers and students by aligning curriculum with high quality and relevant digital content. With more than 30,000 students in 39 schools, Cabarrus County Schools in North Carolina is paving the way for digital conversions through its partnership with Knovation. This fall, the district will utilize Knovation’s new Curriculum Services to guide its transition by providing tailored digital content for science, math and English language arts (ELA) classes.

Looking to move from traditional textbooks to flexible and rigorous online digital content, Cabarrus County turned to icurio, a learning engagement solution from Knovation that supports blended learning environments. With district-wide access to icurio across elementary, middle and high schools beginning in August, Cabarrus County is also working with the company’s Curriculum Services team to align digital resources to the district’s specific curriculum for core subject areas and grade levels to ensure that content is age-, grade- and context-appropriate.

“Although there are plenty of free resources available online, the challenge comes in vetting, tagging and aligning digital content to a district’s established curriculum,” said Dr. Jason Van Heukelum, deputy superintendent of Cabarrus County Schools. “With icurio, we can provide curated, tailored content that is easily accessible to teachers and meets the demands for all of our K-12 units and lessons.”

The new service combines Knovation’s content expertise with the depth of its Learning Resource Library, featuring hundreds of thousands of digital learning resources, which are aligned to and delivered through a district-specific scope and sequence built directly into icurio. Cabarrus County has utilized Knovation Curriculum Services in general science, biology, chemistry, Earth and environmental science, math and ELA courses across multiple grade levels, with more custom curriculum planned for additional grades and subjects in the near future.

“When transitioning from print to digital resources, districts place a high priority on alignment to their academic initiatives and curriculum documents,” said Joe Grieshop, president and managing officer at Knovation. “With our Curriculum Services, districts receive the best educational resources that are expertly matched to their curriculum.”

Led by doctoral-level content managers, Knovation’s Curriculum Services team partners with each district to understand its unique curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies and objectives. By reviewing district curriculum, building a digital organizational structure and aligning resources to curriculum maps and pacing guides, Knovation’s content managers customize learning resources for each district and ease the transition from print to digital curriculum for teachers, students and parents. Through Curriculum Services, Knovation helps districts meet their instructional goals by providing a comprehensive approach to customized digital curriculum.

About Knovation
Knovation designs and implements advanced personalized learning solutions that reduce barriers to learning and allow districts to realize meaningful outcomes from their technology investment. The company’s portfolio includes netTrekker, the trusted solution for delivering hundreds of thousands of educator-curated, state and Common Core standards aligned learning-ready digital resources; and icurio, the learning engagement solution for 21st century blended learning that helps districts implement their digital conversions. These two solutions are backed by a fully curated learning resource library built from tens of millions of online resources that pass a rigorous 127-point process. Knovation provides professional learning and consulting services, resource management and delivery services, and a curriculum service solution that aligns digital content to each district’s curriculum. Since 1999, the company has impacted more than 27 million students and over 1 million teachers in schools nationwide. For more information, visit www.knovationlearning.com.

Media Contacts
• Laura Hannah, Knovation, 513-612-1037, lhannah@knovationlearning.com
• Kristina Rozenbergs, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x21, kristina@cblohm.com

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