Rochester, N.Y. (July 21, 2016) –Second Avenue Learning, a leader in the design and development of serious games for education, announces its partnership with iCivics, a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive learning resources. Together, the organizations will deliver innovative election-related content to K-12 teachers and students.
“As this partnership demonstrates, we are serious about strengthening civic learning in education through engaging digital resources,” said Victoria Van Voorhis, founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning. “As a part of our initiative, we are thrilled to contribute to iCivics, a key player in promoting democratic knowledge and skills among students.”
The partnership will enable teachers to support iCivics’ mission to improve civics through a purchase of Second Avenue Learning’s Voters Ed program. iCivics will receive 30 percent of the proceeds of every Voters Ed program purchased using a unique promo code. In addition, teachers purchasing the program between July 20 and August 20, 2016 will receive a 20 percent discount.
The Voters Ed interactive platform presents current and historical election information in a non-partisan, fact-based way, supporting educators as they teach the electoral process and upcoming presidential election. The platform delivers information on primaries and polls, prediction maps based on delegate counts, and historical data and lesson plans. The web application supports whiteboards, computers and tablets.
"Our mission is to create the quality tools teachers need to make civics relevant and useful to students. A quality civic education creates the conditions for long term civic engagement," said Louise Dubé, executive director of iCivics. "Our partnership with Second Avenue Learning extends the resources that our teachers can access to achieve this mission.”
Teachers and districts can learn more about Voters Ed, and purchase the program at a 20 percent discount using promo code iCivics16 on the Second Avenue Learning website. In addition, districts can find pricing and other promotional opportunities at www.SecondAvenueLearning.com.
About Second Avenue Learning
Founded by educators and gamers, Second Avenue Learning provides custom development and managed services to education technology clients. The Second Avenue team builds effective, interactive learning products, both proprietary and client-facing, that are engaging and pedagogically accurate. Second Avenue understands that technology serves as a critical enabler to customize learning and unlock the potential of all students. Here at Second Avenue, we create alternative learning paths and challenge the status quo. It is time to reimagine learning. For more information, visithttp://www.secondavenuelearning.com/.
iCivics Inc. is nonprofit organization that empowers teachers with effective and engaging resources to develop the next generation of citizens. iCivics was founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to develop new and innovative approaches to civic education. iCivics’ game-centered curriculum provides K-12 students with the tools they need for active participation and democratic action. Today iCivics’ innovative resources are used by over 125,000 educators and more than 4 million students nationwide, making iCivics one of the largest classroom-based digital civics educational resources in the country. For more information, visit www.icivics.org.
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