SOURCE: Promethean, Inc

March 03, 2008 11:50 ET

Washoe County School District Educator Brian Crosby Recognized on Promethean Planet

SPARKS, NV--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Brian Crosby, a fifth grade teacher at Agnes Risley Elementary School in Sparks, NV, has been recognized as March's featured educator by Promethean Planet (, one of the world's largest online communities for K-12 educators.

As March's "Teacher Feature," Mr. Crosby's popular educational blog, Learning Is Messy (, and his curriculum will be on display for Promethean Activclassroom educators from around the world. Fellow educators will be able to download his lesson plan, watch a video of Ms. Crosby delivering the curriculum in his classroom, and put the lesson to use in their own classrooms around the world.

Mr. Crosby's blog immerses his students in language and communication skills. Many of his students speak English as a second language and the blogging opportunities he provides aids in their language development.

Promethean Planet is a free global forum for anyone interested in interactive classroom technology to download a range of interactive whiteboard resources, connect with fellow users and share best practice ideas. Promethean Planet allows educators who are new to interactive whiteboard technology to begin teaching immediately by offering them access to lesson plans already in use by other educators in their grade level and subject area. It enables more experienced teachers to communicate, advance their skills and feel supported by their peers, crossing cultural barriers and bringing people from different corners of the globe together -- visitors from over 133 different countries have visited the website.

About Washoe County School District

The Washoe County School District (WCSD) is the second largest school district in the state of Nevada. WCSD is the public school district for the cities of Reno, Sparks, Verdi, Incline Village, and Gerlach. The WCSD currently has 64 elementary schools, a special education school, 15 middle schools,12 comprehensive high schools, Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) High School, Washoe High School (an alternative school) and the Regional Technical Institute.

About Promethean

Promethean is a global leader in interactive learning technology that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customize and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students' attention and accommodate different learning styles.

Promethean Activclassroom solutions help educators teach and students learn worldwide with Activboard, the world's most durable interactive whiteboard technology; Activstudio, a software platform for secondary teaching; and Activprimary, the only product designed specifically for use in primary schools and nurseries that runs on any brand of interactive whiteboard. It also offers the wireless hand-held Activote system that that permits instantaneous assessment of pupils' comprehension of lessons. Beyond the classroom, Promethean offers training and support to ensure maximum results and return on investment.

Promethean is headquartered in the United Kingdom with its USA headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Its products are distributed through a network of partners and inspire millions of learners in more than 70 countries.

Contact Information

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    Ian Bryan
    Promethean Media Relations
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    312-528-9111 x101