BoomWriter Media, Inc. today announces that the Boston Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools will adopt its content creation, collaboration and delivery platform, and that Chicago-based CareerBuilder will sponsor the Chicago district’s adoption.
Students will use BoomWriter to collaborate and create multi-chapter stories on the platform, which aims to strengthen students' writing, critical thinking, collaborative and grammatical skills. BoomWriter integrates with existing lesson plans and course curricula, facilitates assessment of individual and group progress, and helps teachers provide individualized feedback.
Students emerge from the BoomWriter Technology Heroes Program as published writers and editors of professionally printed works. Lisa Perez, Network Library Coordinator for the Chicago Public Schools Department of Educational Tools & Technology, notes: “The BoomWriter program motivates students. We expect a great deal of excitement as they see their words in print.” Brian Donahue, vice president of sales strategy of CareerBuilder, program underwriters for the Chicago Public School District, adds: “BoomWriter helps young people develop their writing skills for a rapidly changing, technology driven world. This program is a great way to invest in our community and future workforce.”
Melissa Dodd, Chief Information Officer of the Boston Public Schools, comments: “This is an exciting partnership that not only enables educational innovation in the 21st century, but aligns with the district’s goal to prepare our students for college and career success.”
BoomWriter adheres to Common Core State Standards and can support district compliance benchmarks as the initiative rolls out. Three school districts and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston now participate in the BoomWriter Technology Heroes Program.