ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2014) - Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: SIBE) (PINKSHEETS: SIBE), (www.siblinggroup.com) (the "Company") announced today that Blendedschools.net (BSN) has expanded its course offerings to include customized solutions for credit recovery. This new offering takes advantage of the extensive BSN course library, its integrated learning management solution, and the extensive teacher and learning mentor staff available within the BSN organization.
Jed Friedrichsen, CEO of BSN, stated, "We customize our credit recovery courses for each student, giving them individualized paths to get back on track. Our program is based on the idea of competency-based learning. We find out what students already know and then give them their own path to learn the things they missed the first time. No jumping through hoops -- just learning in the time and place that's best for the student." For complete information, follow this link: https://blendedschools.net/language-institute-1/credit-recovery, or call BSN directly at 814-542-2501 x181.
The Center for Public Education estimates the market for credit recovery coursework now occupies $500 million out of a $2 billion digital education market, and they offer this partial definition:
The most common definition of credit recovery is simply "a structured means for students to earn missed credit in order to graduate." There is no federal definition of credit recovery, although credit recovery classes are supported by several government funds. Similarly, there is no coherent definition emerging among states that cite credit recovery programs in statues or administrative code. Different programs allow students to work on their credit recovery classes over the summer, on school breaks, after school, on weekends, at home on their own, at night in school computer labs, or even during the school day. Some programs have mandatory prerequisites, such as a minimum attendance record for the original class, a specific class year, or minimum number of total missing credits, and some do not.
For more of their discussion follow this link: http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Staffingstudents/Credit-recovery-programs
Unlike other solutions, the Blendedschools.net approach ties courseware with teacher support, using a customized plan:
Our Customized Courses Give Students a Second Chance
In our credit recovery courses, our teachers give students exactly what they need to succeed. Our teachers work with students and learning mentors to build customized plans based on students' needs. Then we support students as they move along their path. What makes our courses different from the typical classroom experience?
1. Customized Plans
At the beginning of each unit, we measure what the student already knows. Based on that assessment, we build an individualized plan for what the student needs to learn.
2. Problem-Based Learning
Every course focuses on a real-world problem. To solve this problem, students learn essential thinking strategies and apply their newly acquired knowledge. This lets them show their abilities in ways tests can't measure.
3. Live Sessions
Twice a week, students engage in live sessions with teachers and their peers. In these sessions, students get personal help and guidance on completing their projects.
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. reported in an 8K filing dated March 10, 2014 that it expects to close its acquisition of BSN within 30 days. Upon completion, Mr. Jed Friedrichsen, a recognized expert in instructional development, will be responsible for Sibling's K-12 strategy and implementation.
Blendedschools.net provides a wide array of offerings, including online curriculum with 193 master courses for the K-12 marketplace, all Common Core compatible; a complete hosted course authoring and learning management system (LMS) environment, featuring both Blackboard and Canvas; the Learning Institute, with online courses in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Latin, Russian, German and Hindi, all oriented to meet today's ESL requirements. The Blendedschools.net staff also provides both online, and onsite training for Blended Learning training methods, conversion planning, and implementation. For more information, go to www.blendedschools.net, or call Sheri Border, at 814-542-2501 x181, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT SIBLING GROUP HOLDINGS:
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: SIBE) (PINKSHEETS: SIBE), (www.siblinggroup.com) intends to acquire, on a global basis, advanced technology and education management operations in order to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. By accessing funding from the public capital markets and melding them into a unified strategy, Sibling seeks to accelerate the improvement of education across the globe. The results: better educated children and adults, a sustainable and cost effective instructional model and reduced dependence on governmental funding. Our current operations include professional development for the teaching profession and educational technology offerings including classroom management tools. We are investing in specialized curriculum such as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), ESL (english as a second language), SEL (social and emotional learning) and Special Ed aimed at supporting students and teachers with special needs. The Company's educational operations are based in Columbus, Ohio, and the executive offices are in Atlanta, Georgia.
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