DreamBox Learning offers free summer school online math program for teachers

Promotion Grants Teachers Use of Award-Winning Online Math Adventure Game to Help Young Students Gain a Better Understanding of Key Mathematics Concepts

Bellevue, WA, June 7, 2010

DreamBox Learning today announced a summer school math promotion that will allow

teachers free access to the DreamBox Learning K-3 Math

online math program

as part of their kindergarten through third grade summer school mathematics curriculum.

Teachers at any accredited school in the United States and Canada are eligible to use

the program anytime throughout the summer school session at no cost by simply going to

www.dreambox.com/summerschool

to sign up for a classroom account.

“DreamBox Learning K-3 Math is an ideal supplemental tool for summer school

classroom instruction and can yield significant results in a short period of time,”

said Sarah Daniels, Vice President of Marketing for DreamBox Learning. “The online

learning experience is tailored to each student’s needs and really helps teachers

with large classes or students at varied levels provide great differentiated instruction.

We are pleased to partner with teachers this summer to provide an effective and engaging

math education for students.”

DreamBox Learning K-3 Math offers more than 500 differentiated lessons covering the key

Focal Points recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Teachers

will also get detailed assessment and progress reports for each student via the Teacher

Dashboard. Those same reports will be available in the fall, when students and teachers

are back in the classroom.

About DreamBox Learning K-3 Math

DreamBox Learning K-3 Math is an award-winning math program that is used by thousands

of students in schools across the United States and Canada. Key features include:

  • Web-based differentiated instruction and assessment
  • Rigorous academic content based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Focal Points
  • Lessons that develop conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and problem-solving ability
  • A Teacher Dashboard allowing teachers to track detailed student progress
  • An immersive game experience as the program is wrapped in a fun, adventure game designed to keep kids engaged and excited about learning math

How schools use DreamBox Learning K-3 Math

  • Sign up online – no software to download
  • Provide access in the classroom or computer lab
  • Engage students with the program for 30 – 60 minutes / 2 – 5 times a week (average)
  • Use DreamBox with intervention students, regular classrooms, and for enrichment activities

Since the release of its first online math product in January 2009, teachers, education

and technology industry experts and parents have heralded DreamBox Learning for the

creation of a highly effective, innovative, and engaging e-Learning tool that helps

young students understand and excel in mathematics. The company has earned 19 awards to

date, most recently the 2010 BESSIE Award for Early Elementary Math Website and the

2010 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Program. Other industry accolades include: the Golden Lamp

Award for Technology Innovation and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the

Association of Educational Publishers, the EDDIE Award for Early Elementary Math Website,

a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, an Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s

Technology Review, and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

About DreamBox Learning (www.dreambox.com)

DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington and acquired in April

2010 by the Charter Fund in partnership with Reed Hastings, a widely recognized

educational philanthropist and CEO of Netflix, Inc. The company launched a Web-based

platform and its first adventure-themed online learning product called DreamBox

Learning K-2 Math in January 2009, followed by the DreamBox Math Classroom in April

2009 and DreamBox Learning K-3 Math in April 2010. The products target young students

in kindergarten through third grade and are designed to teach and reinforce real math

through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging and fun manner. DreamBox

Learning K-3 Math is based on NCTM Focal Points, reflecting lessons taught in the

classroom. More information can be found at

www.dreambox.com.

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