Lesson Planet Announces Site License Version of Popular PreK-12 Lesson Plan Search Solution

Lesson Planet School Edition(TM) has special pricing, admin tools aimed at Schools and School Districts

Jun 30, 2010, 08:00 ET from Lesson Planet, Inc.

DENVER, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ITSE 2010 Conference -- Lesson Planet, Inc., a leading online community and search solution designed specifically for PreK-12 educators, today announced Lesson Planet School Edition™, a cost-effective and easy-to-administer Site License version of Lesson Planet just for schools and districts. The new product is available immediately.

The market for online curriculum support tools is expected to grow significantly, as nearly 95% of U.S. classrooms now have Internet access, versus only 14% in 1996 (Education Week, 2/16/2010). Capitalizing on this growth, Lesson Planet (www.lessonplanet.com) has become a leading online curriculum support solution in the PreK-12 marketplace, currently supporting teachers in over 23,000 schools around the world with the ability to search from over 300,000 teacher-reviewed and rated online lessons and worksheets. Every month, over 6,000 new reviews of online lessons and worksheets are added by Lesson Planet's team of credentialed teacher reviewers.

The Lesson Planet service allows educators to narrow their searches for online curriculum by grade, subject, teacher rating, resource type, teaching method, theme, calendar, technology and duration. The new Site License edition of Lesson Planet enables schools and school districts to purchase and easily administer multiple Lesson Planet subscriptions for their teachers.

"Since we first began reviewing and rating online lesson plans and worksheet nearly ten years ago, Lesson Planet has continued to evolve to meet the needs of individual teachers, by helping them to quickly find targeted, peer-reviewed and standards-correlated online lesson plans and worksheets for nearly any subject," said Jim Hurley, Lesson Planet Chief Executive Officer.  "More recently, we found that our teacher members were urging their schools and districts to purchase Lesson Planet as a site license so that all the teachers at their school could benefit. Our new Lesson Planet School Edition makes it easy for schools and districts to provide Lesson Planet accounts for all their teachers at a very cost effective price."

"Our Lesson Planet School Edition site license allows us to provide over 4,000 teachers in Santa Barbara County with full membership access to Lesson Planet," said Steve Keithley. Director, Instructional Media Services, Santa Barbara County Education Office. "Lesson Planet is quite simply the quickest and easiest way for teachers to get lesson plan ideas on the web. The high quality of search results, ease of use, and suggestions for related resources make Lesson Planet an excellent value for any teacher who is interested in saving time and gaining from the expertise of other educators around the world. I highly recommend Lesson Planet as a tool for new and veteran teachers alike."

Lesson Planet School Edition is available immediately. For Elementary Schools, unlimited Site License pricing is $799 per year, $899 for Middle Schools and $1,199 for High Schools. Discount pricing is available for small schools, district and cluster purchases. Contact Lesson Planet for more information.

About Lesson Planet

Lesson Planet is a leading online teacher community and search solution designed specifically for PreK-12 educators. The company is dedicated to improving student education by providing teachers with a convenient way to discover and share innovative online lesson ideas and resources.  When it comes to lesson planning, Lesson Planet saves valuable time by making it easy to search from a huge selection of over 300,000 teacher-reviewed and rated online lessons and worksheets. Lesson Planet allows teachers to narrow their searches by grade, rating, subject, teaching method, resource type, calendar, theme and more. In seconds, teachers can find targeted, peer-reviewed, standards-correlated online resources that enable them to more effectively differentiate their instruction to fit the learning styles of their students.

Founded in 1999 by educator Jim Hurley, Lesson Planet is the #1 online teacher resource search tool, now used in over 23,000 schools around the world. The company recently announced Lesson Planet School Edition, a cost effective and easy-to-administer site license version of Lesson Planet designed just for schools and districts. For more information, email Jason@lessonplanet.com, visit www.lessonplanet.com or call 877-953-7766.

SOURCE Lesson Planet, Inc.