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Curriculum Advantage Recognizes Educators for Their Exceptional Use of Classworks Instructional Software.

Contest Entrants Illustrate How Classworks K-12 Instructional Software Positively Impacts the Performance of Diverse Learners and Improves Teacher Effectiveness

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Everyone remembers at least one very special teacher from their school days -- the one who made a difference in their life through dedication, enthusiasm, and an unfailing effort to find the key to unlocking each student's potential. Helping teachers individualize learning is what the Classworks[R] comprehensive K-12 instructional software is all about, as illustrated by educators in the "Win with Classworks" contest presented by its developer, Curriculum Advantage Inc.

Curriculum Advantage invited educators across the United States to submit essays, photographs, and/or videos describing their implementations and successes with Classworks in math, reading, language arts and elementary science. After reviewing all the submissions, judges named 30 winners from schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Utah, with the grand prize going to Melodie Wells, a teacher at Screven Elementary School in Wayne County, Georgia.

Wells submitted a video entry wherein students help illustrate how traditional teaching methods fail to capture the attention of today's technology-savvy kids. It is a completely different scene when students use Classworks to work on fun, multimedia, standards-based instruction relevant to their needs and presented in the learning modality that they learn from best. For her entry, Wells and Screven Elementary received an interactive white board. All video prize winners including Wells received a FLIP[R] videocam, a $100 gift card, and a pizza party to allow the students to celebrate their efforts.

"It never fails to amaze us how grateful teachers are to have a tool that helps them do the most important and rewarding part of their job -- helping students overcome obstacles and become truly excited about learning," said Melissa Sinunu, chief operations officer for Curriculum Advantage. "The teachers' stories talk about using Classworks to reach students who are struggling to learn the English language, who have learning disabilities, or who thought of themselves as incapable of learning because of their lack of previous success. We are proud to be able to help teachers make such a powerful difference in the lives of their students."

In one of the winning essays, Ruth Edge, a teacher at Tanner High School in Tanner, Ala., said, "For the last two years, we have seen our (English language learners) make significant gains on their DIBELS test scores O after using the Classworks Language programs. Classworks offers teachers a tool to differentiate instruction with ease. Students work through the activities at a pace that is appropriate for each learner, whether they need a challenge or remediation of a skill. Classworks is the perfect name for this program for several reasons. The class works, and it is 'the works' for classroom skill standards practice."

Classworks representatives will present each of the 30 "Win with Classworks" contest winners with a gift card. To see a list of the winners and their award-winning entries, go to http://www.classworks.com/winwithclassworks/.

About Curriculum Advantage

Curriculum Advantage Inc. (www.curriculumadvantage.com) is the developer of the award-winning Classworks[R] system of K-12 reading and mathematics instruction and learning tools. Available as a web-based or networked solution, Classworks' activities are correlated to national and state learning standards and state tests, and include prescriptive and summative assessment, remediation and reporting tools. Classworks Language Learner Series addresses English as Second Language learning with content that focuses on auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic components.
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