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10,000 Copies of Blossom Leanring’s “Online Applied SMART Board Course” Accessed for Free During September Promotion

Phenomenally successful September to Remember Back to School promotion put nearly $1-million of professional development training software directly where it will do the most good — into the hands of teachers seeking to realize the full potential of the SMART Board in their classroom.

TORONTO, CANADA, October 13, 2010 — Underscoring its commitment to radically transform the way in classroom technology training is delivered to teaching professionals in every K-12 school district, Blossom Learning today announced that more than 10,000 copies of its revolutionary “Online Applied SMART Board Course? had been accessed for free during its historic September to Remember Back to School promotion program.

“We are proud to say that Blossom Learning has donated approximately $1-million dollars toward making online SMART Board training a practical reality for K-12 school teachers everywhere,? said Paul Weatherhead, General Manager of Blossom Learning. “Ten thousand teachers from all parts of the United States and Canada, representing large and small districts alike, registered to receive their free eight-chapter online course. Even more exciting is the fact that 5,000 of the 10,000 registrants have already begun using the course and we believe this rapid rate of use will have a profound influence throughout each user’s district.?

According to Weatherhead, the idea for the unique Back to School promotion was originally conceived during the initial launch period of the product in January 2010. “When we introduced the course we promised the world that we would break new ground in every area of in classroom training and that included the promotion of the training itself. Back to School is one of the biggest ‘selling’ seasons of the year and we decided to put an entirely different spin on it by not selling anything. By giving away the course for the first month of the school year, we put our money where our mouth was and delivered for teachers everywhere.?

As for future promotions, Weatherhead won’t rule them out. “We are committed to transforming the way training is delivered in the classroom. Periodic promotions that put free copies of our course to work in the classroom just may become a part of our ongoing program to seed the market. Stay tuned!?

Introduced in January 2010, the Blossom Learning Online SMART Board Course is designed to be a complete and affordable training solution that comes with built-in LMS administrative facilities that allow school districts to facilitate purchases, allocate courses to teachers, and track individual teacher progress toward completion. The eight-chapter course allows teachers to complete training on their schedule, and completion shouldn’t take any more than two to three weeks. However, teachers will be able to get up and running with the SMART Board within minutes of starting the online course! The course allows teachers to return to the material over and over again until they become proficient, and the course includes PDF-formatted homework practice sessions, end-of-chapter reviews and quizzes that must be completed before proceeding to the next section. By the time they are finished, teachers will have progressed sequentially from the Fundamentals level through the Intermediate and Advanced levels, and receive a personalized Certificate of Completion. The course is available for purchase at US $95.00.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Blossom Learning is an innovative online training solutions provider comprised of former educators and AV presentation professionals who share a commitment to bring technology to life in the classroom environment through applied online training courses that are comprehensive, compelling, and priced to revolutionize the way teachers learn. The privately held company was started in 2009 and is located at 110 Cumberland Street, Suite 330, Toronto, Ontario M5R 3V5 Canada. The main telephone number is 1-877-390-7560. For additional information about Blossom Learning, please visit www.blossomlearning.com.


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