NBC Learn Partners with k12itc to Bring Learning Resources to Schools Across Missouri
NEW YORK, NY—Oct 22, 2012— NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, announced today a partnership with Missouri-based, k12itc, that will make its digital learning resources available to K-12 schools across Missouri. This innovative collaboration provides fee-based subscription access to NBC’s award-winning resources to elementary, middle and high students, as well as their teachers and parents, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
NBC Learn K-12 provides access to over 14,000 NBC News archival video resources that help bring subjects to life in the classroom. Each video is mapped to curriculum, state standards, and the Common Core, and the database is updated with current events on a daily basis. A subscription to NBC Learn K-12 allows all teachers, students, and their parents to access the resource at school and at home with 24-hour customer support. NBC Learn is also compatible with the iPad so that users can access resources on the go. As part of the partnership with k12itc, NBC Learn K-12 will also provide product and professional development training for teachers and administrators.
“NBC Learn is thrilled to support these students and teachers with engaging and informative resources that help distill complicated educational concepts into real life examples,” said Soraya Gage, Executive Producer of NBC Learn. “This partnership with k12itc highlights the opportunities that exist for innovation in the education space and we hope to continue to build more of these relationships across the country.”
“k2itc is excited to partner with NBC Learn. This new partnership will provide our clients with an innovative tool to enhance online and collaborative learning,” said Brad Sandt, President, k12itc.
“NBC Learn is a great instructional resource that can be placed in the hands of all students and all teachers,” said Dr. Dennis Fisher, Retired Superintendent of Park Hill School District. “This product will truly bring 21st Century Learning into Missouri school districts.”
In addition to its subscription resources, NBC Learn also produces original video collections that are made available for free on NBCLearn.com. These include the Emmy Award-winning “Science of NFL Football,” and “Science of the Winter Olympic Games” collections, “the newly launched “Science of NHL Hockey” series, as well as “Changing Planet” and “Chemistry Now.” For more on NBC Learn, visit www.nbclearn.com.
About NBC Learn
NBC Learn is the educational arm of NBC News dedicated to providing resources for students, teachers, and lifelong learners. The online resources NBC Learn has created for the education community leverages nearly 80 years of historic news coverage, documentary materials, and current news broadcasts. “NBC LEARN K-12″ gives students and teachers access to thousands of video clips from the NBC News archives, including great historic moments – from the Great Depression to the Space Race to the latest political coverage. NBC Learn also offers primary source materials, lesson plans and classroom planning resources, and additional text and image resources from our content partners.
k12itc, Inc. is a Kansas City based technology services company focused exclusively on K-12 school districts. k12itc provides access to a comprehensive range of flagship solutions including CloudRack, CloudWatch, and Managed Blackboard Hosting. Learning facilities also gain customized consulting and comprehensive managed services to meet a complete range of IT needs. With access to a full suite of technology solutions and services, school districts are better able to advance learning objectives and control cost. It is the mission of the organization to provide advanced technology solutions through efficiencies, leadership, and partnerships, thus elevating K-12 organizations beyond traditional technology capacities.