Free digital content in core academic subjects now accessible via leading digital resource library
Cincinnati, OH – December 3, 2013 – Knovation, the leader in advanced personalized learning solutions, announced today that it has expanded its collaboration with SAS® Curriculum Pathways®. Already available to Knovation’s icurio subscribers, SAS’ extensive, award-winning interactive curriculum product, SAS Curriculum Pathways, will now be available via netTrekker, Knovation’s flagship solution, which delivers the industry-leading digital resource library. Available at no cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources featuring hundreds of interactive tools, inquiries, Web lessons and audio tutorials in every core subject for traditional, virtual and home schools.
With the addition of SAS Curriculum Pathways, netTrekker subscribers will gain access to a greater depth and breadth of interactive content, through a single point of access. SAS Curriculum Pathways focuses on topics where doing, seeing and listening provide information and encourage insights in ways conventional methods cannot. Aligned to state and Common Core standards, SAS Curriculum Pathways targets higher-order thinking skills and engages students with quality content that can be differentiated to meet their varied needs.
“After successfully integrating SAS Curriculum Pathways with Knovation’s icurio solution, making our content available in netTrekker was a natural next step.” said Scott McQuiggan, director of SAS Curriculum Pathways. “We are confident that this winning combination will continue to enhance the capabilities of teachers and students to maximize digital learning opportunities in the classroom.”
netTrekker delivers more than 330,000 curated, contextualized, standards-aligned learning resources for every grade and subject, including images, videos, lesson plans, primary source documents, learning games and more. netTrekker is designed to support instructional strategies centered on areas including Common Core, in-class instruction, homework, research, project-based learning, remediation and enrichment. Since 2000, netTrekker has had a positive impact on more than 1 million teachers and 27 million students in the U.S.
Available at no cost to all U.S. educators, SAS Curriculum Pathways features over 200 Interactive Tools, 200 Inquiries, 600 Web and Tool-Based Lessons, and 70 Audio Tutorials. With that content, netTrekker will now have an even broader variety of instructional strategies as well as supplemental curriculum resources to augment existing curriculum. Using unique personalized learning tools such as the Read Aloud text-to-speech feature for auditory support and the dictionary/translation tool, netTrekker enables students to become independent learners, improve comprehension and attain a higher level of success.
“Part of maintaining and growing our industry-leading digital resource library means ensuring that our solutions incorporate the best digital content from the best providers,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “SAS has been a fantastic, complementary company to work with, and we are thrilled to extend that relationship to our netTrekker subscribers, who will have an even wider breadth of content for teaching and learning.”
SAS in Education
In addition to SAS Curriculum Pathways online resources, SAS analytics and business intelligence software is used at more than 3,000 educational institutions worldwide for teaching, research and administration. SAS has more than three decades of experience working with education institutions.
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Since 1999, Knovation has delivered on the promise to do something good for kids, every day, by helping districts meet the needs of diverse K-12 learners in blended digital learning environments.
Knovation makes it easy to find, manage, and use free digital content for learning by professionally evaluating, standards aligning and continuously maintaining a collection of over 360,000 digital resources covering all subjects and all grades. Knovation’s collection can be accessed through the company’s award-winning solutions (netTrekker and icurio) or through custom integration with several instructional or assessment platforms. For more information, please visit www.knovationlearning.com.