SOURCE: NextLesson

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November 16, 2016 16:00 ET

NextLesson Adds Leading Academic Experts to Educator Advisory Board

Educators in Mathematics & ELA Education to Guide NextLesson's Platform and Content

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - NextLesson, a K-12 developer of applied learning resources that make learning personally relevant and engaging for all students, has appointed two new members to its Educator Advisory Board: Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and Jim Burke, English Teacher at Burlingame High School in California.

NextLesson's Educator Advisory Board is now comprised of 21 educational and professional leaders with expertise in Academic Research, Administration, Project-Based Learning. With the additions of Boaler and Burke, NextLesson has the recognition and support of subject-area experts in Mathematics and English Language Arts. The Board members provide direction and feedback on the company's curriculum, content strategy, sales and marketing to support K-12 education.

"We are grateful to partner with educators at the forefront of Math and ELA teaching methods," said Dion Lim, Founder and CEO of NextLesson. "With their guidance, NextLesson will build a platform and resources that will significantly improve student achievement and prepare them to be successful in their future careers."

New Members of the NextLesson Educator Advisory Board:

Dr. Jo Boaler, Stanford University
Jo Boaler is a Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, Co-Founder of youcubed, researcher and author. She has written numerous research articles and nine books, her most recent being "Mathematical Mindsets," which provides teachers with strategies to inspire students to enjoy and succeed in math. She brings 20 years of experience and knowledge about mathematics teaching and learning to the Board.

"I am excited to collaborate with NextLesson to help students develop mathematical mindsets and see and experience mathematical ideas deeply through the lessons. Real world, critical thinking experiences are really engaging and important for our learners and future citizens," said Boaler.

Jim Burke, Burlingame High School in California
Jim Burke teaches English at Burlingame High School in California and is the author of over 25 books on the art of teaching English Language Arts. He has spent 25 years equipping educators with tools and strategies for teaching ELA to help students be successful in the 21st century workplace.

"NextLesson provides an approach to learning English that sparks interest, provides deeper understanding, and develops the ability to communicate through multiple channels that students will face in the future," said Burke. "I look forward to working with them as they build out a world-class resource for English educators."

About NextLesson
NextLesson is a developer of K-12 applied learning resources that are personally relevant to students. Utilized by millions of students and 60,000 teachers in school districts nationwide, NextLesson offers teachers thousands of standards-aligned projects and lessons that are relevant, rigorous and real world. The company is privately held and based in San Francisco, Calif. Learn more at http://www.nextlesson.org.

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