SOURCE: eInstruction

February 21, 2008 07:41 ET

eInstruction Works With Tiger Woods Learning Center to Increase Student Engagement and Advance Learning

eInstruction Donates $100,000 in Classroom Response Technology to Benefit Students and Teachers

DENTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - eInstruction, a leading provider of interactive instructional and assessment technology, software, and content for the education market announced today that it has donated an additional $100,000 worth of its award-winning student response technology to the Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC), an innovative youth education facility located in Anaheim, Calif. Through the donation of 550 Classroom Performance System (CPS) student response pads, accompanying software and seven interactive tablets, eInstruction joins TWLC in its commitment to advance academic progress for every child. Since the grand opening of the TWLC in 2006, eInstruction has donated approximately $250,000 of product.

"eInstruction has supported the TWLC since its inception and we are pleased to once again participate in promoting the academic progress of students," says Dr. Darrell Ward, founder and CEO of eInstruction. "It (TWLC) is a marvelous opportunity for giving back to the community, which is one of our objectives as an organization, so this partnership was very natural for us."

The TWLC is a 14-acre, $25 million facility that provides new educational opportunities to more than 16,000 students, grades five through 12 since opening in 2006.

Since receiving the CPS donation less than two months ago, TWLC teachers have used the technology in their classrooms as a way to engage students and help them learn concepts -- often through fun, interactive challenges such as trivia and live, classroom surveys. The TWLC faculty also uses the CPS technology to share and review information with their peers.

"When you can engage students in learning, no matter what age you are working with, there will be positive results," said Kathy Bihr, TWLC executive director. "Instructors at the TWLC like working with the CPS units because their individual lessons are more interactive and participatory for students, leading to better understanding of content."

eInstruction's student response solutions provide a new dimension of classroom interaction through the use of infrared and radio frequency hand-held student response devices. Every student's answer counts and responses are simultaneously recorded in real-time, allowing for instant discussion and deeper understanding of the concepts. eInstruction provides the hardware, software, and training necessary to innovate and change the face of education.

About eInstruction

eInstruction pioneered the use of student response systems in the classroom during the 1980s. The company's leadership continues today as it delivers the hardware, software, and content that enable administrators and teachers to be sure students learn. eInstruction maintains solid relationships with practically all major K-12 and higher education publishers to ensure peerless content, and offers powerful testing and assessment capabilities to facilitate the kind of formative assessment that has been shown to improve learning. eInstruction's footprint in myriad higher education institutions and virtually every K-12 district in the United States, along with the company's continuing commitment to connect thousands of specific assessment questions with individual state standards, promotes compliance with established K-12 and higher education standards. For more information go to www.einstruction.com.

About the Tiger Woods Learning Center

Launched in February 2006, the Tiger Woods Learning Center is an innovative 14-acre, after school campus designed to inspire career exploration. Serving members in grades five through 12, classes include forensic science, robotics, engineering, aerospace, video production and marine biology. More information on the Tiger Woods Foundation and its programs can be found at tigerwoodsfoundation.org.

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