DENVER, and BOZEMAN, Mont., April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- mindSpark Learning, a Denver-based national nonprofit dedicated to empowering educators with industry-oriented professional learning experiences, resulting in more students prepared for the modern workforce, announced today the launch of its interactive social platform for educators called ignite. In partnership with learning management system (LMS) leader Wisetail, mindSpark Learning created an interactive platform for educators that will transform the ways in which they communicate and access professional learning content.
ignite marks one of Wisetail's first externally-facing LMS for the education industry. Educators, regardless of whether they've participated in a mindSpark Learning professional learning program, can create an account and access both free and premium proprietary professional learning content, mindSpark Learning videos and webinars and connect with other educators across the country to discuss classroom ideas and professional learning projects.
"ignite signifies a long-overdue digital transformation in the way teachers connect, learn and communicate," said mindSpark Learning CEO Kellie Lauth. "With Wisetail, we're driving innovation to better reach teachers across the nation, making mindSpark Learning's industry-oriented professional learning content more accessible while offering a solid social network for educators and their colleagues."
"Our partnership with mindSpark Learning exemplifies how, together, we're changing the culture of engagement," said Wisetail President, Ali Knapp. "ignite is revolutionizing the ways educators can work together with mindSpark Learning and within the education space, offering an exciting, new interactive experience for users."
For more information on ignite, please visit https://ignitehubmsl.org/.
About mindSpark Learning
mindSpark Learning, a Denver-based national nonprofit founded as Share Fair Nation in 2007 and rebranded in 2017, is the catalyst and intermediary between education and industry. It empowers educators with industry-oriented professional learning experiences, resulting in more students prepared for the modern workforce. It does so by leading programs and services designed to help schools understand workforce development, participate in work-based learning experiences, foster career literacy and directly connect students to mentors and authentic opportunities at a young age. Its core areas of focus are critical to today's education landscape and include problem-based learning (PBL) STEM, EdTech, Social-emotional learning (SEL) and Equity-centered Design Thinking. These lay the foundation for skills that are inherently necessary for career success.
mindSpark Learning is re-engineering education by incorporating the voice of community leaders in a variety of fields - from education, to industry, to government. In 2018, mindSpark Learning impacted more than 10,000 educators at 594 schools across 11 states. For more information, please visit www.mymindsparklearning.org.
Wisetail, an Intertek Company based in Bozeman, Montana, powers a learning management system (LMS) that facilitates online learning, promotes social collaboration and encourages a healthy workplace culture. Our learning platforms are built to engage today's workforce. Our clients benefit from more precise tailored online training, improved communication, and creative solutions to workplace challenges. For more information, please visit www.wisetail.com.
SOURCE mindSpark Learning