WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following successful participation at last week's FETC 2014 conference, Cumulus Global today announced a strategic partnership with Eduscape Learning, offering comprehensive professional development programs for schools and districts using Google Apps for Education. The partnership combines Eduscape Learning's existing professional development services and Google Apps Certified Trainers with Cumulus Global's experience and "Google Guides" peer resource program. Beyond basic use of Google Apps, the firms offer a multi-track curriculum that focus on the needs of teachers, administrators, and student interaction.
"We provide professional development to teachers and administrators, giving them a practical path to facilitate technology integration into the curriculum, including Common Core Standards," noted Alex Urrea, Managing Partner Eduscape Learning. "Our workshops, delivered by former educators, provide classroom teachers with useful strategies to create engaging lessons for 21st century learners."
Instead of relying on canned digital curriculum offerings which take creativity and differentiation out of the teacher's hands, Eduscape Learning's workshops help teachers facilitate collaboration and communication in the classroom to support curriculum outcomes.
In addition to Eduscape Learning's proven courses and workshops, more schools and districts have access to Cumulus Global's "Google Guides" program. Google Guides is a peer-to-peer resource program for schools and districts that want to leverage best practices in support of successful adoption of Google Apps during and after deployment. The Google Guides program improves the migration and adoption process by providing advanced education to tech-savvy faculty and thought leaders within the school.
"Moving to Google Apps for Education and deploying Chromebooks is not the end point," stated Allen Falcon, CEO of Cumulus Global. "Once in place, Google Apps is a platform that facilitates improved learning outcomes. The key to success is empowering faculty and administrators to leverage the collaborative features of Google Apps."
Cumulus Global and Eduscape Learning deliver workshops in a blended format using an onsite, face-to-face model combined with web-based offerings that increase and support teacher adoption.
About Cumulus Global
Cumulus Global (www.cumulusglobal.com) provides cloud solutions for small and midsize enterprises and has helped more than 500 schools and districts deploy Google Apps and/or Chromebooks. As a Cloud Solutions Provider, Google Apps Premier SMB Reseller, a Chromebook for Education Partner, Cumulus Global helps schools and districts Deploy Google Apps as an integrated platform for classroom and administrative computing; Gear Up with the best devices and infrastructure; and Transform classroom and administrative computing.
About Eduscape Learning
Eduscape Learning is a company whose primary goal is to advance 21st Century Skills in the classroom. Comprised of primarily educators, we make classroom technology relevant for students and teachers by taking a curriculum-driven approach to professional development.
SOURCE Cumulus Global