Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions, is pleased to announce that the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) recently completed and approved a Seal of Alignment for Readiness review of EdOptions Academy in December 2015. EdOptions Academy is a fully accredited virtual school that partners with schools and districts to deliver rigorous, research-based, and pedagogically sound curriculum. This approval recognizes EdOptions Academy as a highly effective resource for successfully acquiring knowledge and skills that are foundational to the globally recognized ISTE Standards. ISTE reviewers make their determination for the Readiness Seal of Alignment based on the following standards and indicators for students:
Creativity and Innovation
Communication and Collaboration
Research and Information Fluency
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Technology Operations and Concepts
The ISTE review team stated: “EdOptions Academy helps foster the development of useful foundational technology skills; students are expected to utilize technology in order to complete course assignments, lessons, and unit projects in a cleanly designed, easy to navigate tool.”
With this approval, Edmentum joins a small, distinguished group of online learning providers to receive an ISTE Seal of Alignment. “We are honored to receive the Readiness Seal of Alignment,” said Rob Rueckl, Edmentum’s chief executive officer. “This achievement speaks to the quality of EdOptions Academy as a program, as well as to the quality and rigor of Edmentum’s courses. We are extremely proud to be awarded this certification.”
Trusted nationally, EdOptions Academy provides extensive and effective virtual learning solutions to all types of learners. This virtual school solution allows schools and districts to enhance, expand, and extend their program offerings to meet the diverse needs of their students.
About the ISTE Seal of Alignment for Readiness The ISTE Seal of Alignment program reviews and recognizes resources for their alignment to the ISTE Standards. Products and services submitted to the program undergo a rigorous review by a panel of standards experts and are evaluated based on the extent to which they build the skills embodied in the standards indicators. The Readiness seal of recognition is for resources that focus on learning to use technology and that help build the foundational technology skills needed to support the ISTE Standards.
About Edmentum, Inc. Edmentum, Inc. is a leading provider of online learning solutions designed to drive learner achievement for academic and career success. With more than 50 years of experience driving significant advances in the industry, Edmentum offers a wide variety of innovative solutions spanning a multitude of program areas to move education forward. For more information, visit edmentum.com.
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