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07/28/2010 - WAYNE-WESTLAND, MICHIGAN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS TURN TO BLOSSOM LEARNING TO UNLEASH FULL POTENTIAL OF THE SMART BOARD IN THEIR CLASSROOMS

Purchase of 685 copies of the Blossom Learning Online SMART Board Course is among the largest to date for the online training company.

TORONTO, CANADA, July 27, 2010 — Calling it a watershed moment in the history of online K-12 educational product training, Blossom Learning today announced that the Wayne-Westland Community Schools district, based in Westland, Michigan, has purchased 685 copies of its Online SMART Board Course as part of its commitment to realize the full potential of the school district’s investment in SMART Boards. According to Paul Weatherhead, General Manager of Blossom Learning, the purchase of 685 copies of the 100% online course is among the largest received to date by the online training company.

“We believe that the administration, teachers, and, most importantly, students of the Wayne-Westland Community Schools district are going to benefit enormously as a result of the decision made by Kevin Galbraith, Executive Director of Technology,” Weatherhead said today. “We look forward to working with Kevin and his team as they move forward with integrating the Online SMART Board Course into their professional development training program.”

Recently featured by Michigan’s WXYZ-TV Channel 7 as one of the “Best Schools in Michigan,” the Wayne-Westland Community Schools district serves 12,800 students from the communities of Wayne, Westland, Canton, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, and Romulus, Michigan. All of the district’s schools are accredited by the prestigious North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Wayne-Westland offers award winning, innovative scholastic programs to assure every student a high quality education and a jump-start on college. Wayne-Westland is especially proud of its 14 Golden Apple Award winning schools and two Michigan Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Award winners.

Introduced in January of this year, the Blossom Learning Online SMART Board Course is designed to be a complete and affordable training solution that comes with built-in LMS administrative facilities that allow school districts to facilitate purchases, allocate courses to teachers, and track individual teacher progress toward completion. The eight-chapter course allows teachers to complete training on their schedule, and completion shouldn’t take any more than two to three weeks. However, teachers will be able to get up and running with the SMART Board within minutes of starting the online course! The course allows teachers to return to the material over and over again until they become proficient, and the course includes PDF-formatted homework practice sessions, end-of-chapter reviews and quizzes that must be completed before proceeding to the next section. By the time they are finished, teachers will have progressed sequentially from the Fundamentals level through the Intermediate and Advanced levels, and receive a personalized Certificate of Completion.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Blossom Learning is an innovative online training solutions provider comprised of former educators and AV presentation professionals who share a commitment to bring technology to life in the classroom environment through applied online training courses that are comprehensive, compelling, and priced to revolutionize the way teachers learn. The privately held company was started in 2009 and is located at 110 Cumberland Street, Suite 330, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3V5 Canada. The main telephone number is 1-877-390-7560. For additional information about Blossom Learning, please visit www.blossomlearning.com.

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