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StudyDog joins the Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace for all Florida teachers
(Dec 14, 2013) StudyDog announced today that its award-winning reading program is now available on the Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace (FVCM), a new approach to help teachers navigate the crowded digital curriculum landscape. The marketplace provides a single point of entry for Florida teachers to search for, obtain, and assign educationally proven, national- and Florida-standards- aligned and safe digital content.
According to recent independent studies, a majority of Florida teachers use digital content daily, but are challenged by the difficulty of finding educationally appropriate, standards-aligned content. The FVCM will help educators find resources that they already have as well as free and fee-based resources that they may not have known existed.
When teachers log into the FVCM, they will be able to use their other password protected resources without stopping to log in at other sites - this is referred to as a single sign-on. Teachers can search for what they need, see their results in a consistent and easy-to-use format, organize and assign their choices to students, and track student progress much more efficiently than ever before.
"As Florida moves to the digital age in education, it is vital that our educators have a vetted source that can be trusted to provide quality instructional content," says Public Schools Chancellor Dr. Frances Haithcock. "Florida's Virtual Curriculum Marketplace will become a valuable resource to school districts and teachers as they transition to the new Next Generation Common Core State Standards. Districts and teachers will no longer have to choose to purchase one textbook for instruction but will be able to purchase the most highly rated content to teach each standard."
StudyDog partnered with Learning.com, who is the developer of the FVCM for the Florida Department of Education.
"We approached StudyDog in the early days of our Marketplace initiative based on their track record for providing high quality, effective student materials," says William J. Kelly, Learning.com CEO. "StudyDog shares with us a commitment to the customer experience, something that has been reflected at all stages of our work together. And our state-level educators have echoed this appreciation. When they review the VCM catalog, StudyDog consistently bubbles to the top as a high quality choice for educators."
StudyDog provides scientifically-based interactive reading programs specially designed for emergent and early readers in Pre-K-1st Grade. Our Adventures in Reading series is used to supplement core curriculum and assist in reading interventions in over 3,000 schools nationwide. For more information, visit www.studydog.com.