BOSTON – July 12, 2016 – Pearson today announced that The Education Cooperative (TEC) will provide its Connections Learning personalized online courses and instructional tools to public schools across Massachusetts beginning this fall. Through this new collaboration, districts across Massachusetts will have the opportunity to affordably supplement their local program of studies with access to 600 proven, state standards-aligned online courses in subjects ranging from language arts and math to anatomy and physiology and 3D modeling, as well as courses designed for specific audiences, such as gifted and talented students.
“At TEC, we are committed to providing students with learning experiences that are designed to optimize their potential to meet their individual goals,” said Moira Rodgers, Ed.D., director of innovative learning. “Through this expanded collaboration with Pearson, we can now provide Massachusetts’ nearly 1 million public school students with access to learning opportunities that meet their unique needs on subjects that might not be offered in their schools or districts. We believe providing students with flexible, personalized learning paths will help prepare them for college and careers in our global society.”
Each online course is facilitated by a certified teacher and aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, providing a rigorous and engaging personalized learning experience. This blended learning model is following the example of the TEC Connections Academy (TECCA), the full-time free virtual public school for students in grades K-12 across Massachusetts that TEC sponsored in 2014.
“At Pearson, we are committed to collaborating with educators to leverage the power of online and blended learning to provide students with an educational path that best meets their needs,” said Steven Guttentag, president of Pearson’s Connections Learning business. “Through our continued collaboration with TEC, we are now providing all Massachusetts public school students with new and exciting learning opportunities.”
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.
The Education Cooperative (TEC) is a Massachusetts educational collaborative and a leader in online and blended learning launching TEC Online Academy in 2009 and sponsoring TECCA, the Commonwealth Virtual School in 2014. TEC believes that all students need an online learning experience to prepare them for college or career and have partnered with our member districts to expand student access to personalized online learning opportunitiesin core subjects, credit recovery, electives and AP.TEC can help your Guidance Department create a flexible online learning program within your school district.