SALT LAKE CITY, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterford Institute™ today announced the introduction of Classroom Advantage™ instructional software, a comprehensive reading, math, and science curriculum designed to assist teachers with whole classroom instruction using Interactive Whiteboards and LCD Projectors.
Classroom Advantage is the latest product to be released by Waterford Institute, the non-profit, US-based company that created the first digital education instruction more than 35 years ago. Since then, Waterford Institute has delivered educational software to several countries around the world.
Building on this foundation, Classroom Advantage integrates research-proven instructional methodologies with engaging interactive exercises, in a curriculum for 4- to 12-year-olds that creates successful students – validated by over 30 independent research studies.
Classroom Advantage features more than 7,000 learning activities, 360 digital books, and 330 animated songs. This gives teachers a complete library of digital and off-line resources to use in the classroom, and provides teachers who are not native English speakers with the tools they need to be as successful as any native-speaking teacher.
For English-language learners especially, Classroom Advantage offers an immersive experience that encourages students to continually practice, apply knowledge, and experiment while increasing English competency. The result is increased confidence and motivation, which creates higher scores on English exams while increasing everyday fluency.
"The multisensory learning approach which the program offers has an extraordinary impact on the students and on the way they have perceived learning since we have implemented the program," said Divya Kulshrestha, Headmistress of Children's Academy in Mumbai, India. "This is one unique program we would recommend to anyone who would appreciate some quality in education."
The Classroom Advantage curriculum utilizes multimodal learning, allowing teachers to easily design custom lesson plans that powerfully engage the entire class through visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile feedback. Whether teaching a small class of 5 to 10 students, or a large class of 50 or more, Classroom Advantage provides an interactive and involved experience for all students.
"Classroom Advantage is a unique whole-classroom instructional solution in the pre and primary school market," said Charles Callis, Vice President of International Development at Waterford Institute. "Nobody else has taken proven methodologies and such extensive content, and integrated them into a single, easy to use, and effective digital curriculum. It is truly the culmination of our 35 years in the industry."
With a curriculum that maps to most Ministry of Education and India Educational Boards curriculum requirements, Classroom Advantage is more than just a collection of activities. The songs, games, and lessons included in the curriculum are specifically designed to maintain attention, reinforce key concepts, and improve understanding, all in a collaborative learning environment.
"I believe Classroom Advantage will be very successful in India once administrators and teachers see the sophistication and interactivity of the software, the quality of the lessons and activities, and the engagement and attention of students as they learn and develop utilizing our product," said Pranab Bose, Managing Director of Waterford Institute India, the Indian subsidiary of Waterford Institute.
For more information on Classroom Advantage features, specifications, and research, visit http://www.classroomadvantage.org.
SOURCE Waterford Institute