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DreamBox Learning Announces “Dream Big” Contest Winner

Valley Preparatory School in Redlands, California Awarded $1,000 Grand Prize

BELLEVUE, WA, February 16, 2010

DreamBox Learning,

the award-winning, math educational software company, today announced the winner of its

“Dream Big” video contest,

which targeted families and elementary school classrooms. The “Dream Big”

contest ran from October through November 2009 and prompted parents and teachers to

submit videos of their children or students answering the question, “What do you

want to be when you grow up?” The winners were chosen by an independent panel

of judges from the

KidsQuest Children’s Museum,

which is an innovative hands-on museum in Bellevue, Washington, for children and

families designed to engage kids from infancy to age ten.

Valley Preparatory School in Redlands, California was awarded the grand prize of $1,000

for its video titled “When I Grow Up VPS Kindergarten 2009.” The top-rated

production was chosen based on its creativity, featuring students artistically sharing

why they wanted to be doctors, artists, teachers, and race car drivers — all

dressing the part of their dream professions. All of the video contest winners can be found at

“The “Dream Big” contest accomplished exactly what we set out

to do — encourage kids to think about their future and what they will need to do

educationally, particularly as it relates to math skills, to pursue and achieve their

dreams,” said Lou Gray, CEO of DreamBox Learning. “The online, viral-based

campaign was educational and entertaining, just like our

DreamBox Learning K-2 Math games.”

In addition to the grand prize winner, there were five family entries chosen to win

six-month subscriptions to DreamBox Learning K-2 Math. The video winners were titled:

“Brenden the Magician,” “I Want to Be an Astronaut,” “Logan

Wants to Be a Doctor,” “Paige Grows Up,” and “When I Grow Up I

Will Be Good.” In addition, three classroom winners were awarded a free DreamBox

Learning K-2 Math Classroom license for the remainder of the 2009/2010 school year.

Those included The Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho, for their entry titled

“TCS ES What We Want to Be”;

Encompass in North Bend, Washington, for their musical video titled

“2009 Dream Video”;

and Juanita Elementary School in Kirkland, Washington for their entry

“Juanita Elementary Math”.

About DreamBox Learning (

DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington by world-class

technologists, educators, interactive entertainment experts, and entrepreneurs who

share a collective vision that every student should have access to an individually

tailored, learning experience that is engaging, motivating, and effective. Backed

by $7.1 million in angel funding, the company developed a web-based platform for

creating effective and individualized online learning products and launched its

first adventure-themed product for the home market called DreamBox Learning K-2

Math in early 2009. Both the home-based product and the school-based version,

DreamBox Math Classroom, target young students in kindergarten through second grade

and are designed to reinforce and teach real math through effective, individualized

instruction in an engaging and fun manner. DreamBox Learning K-2 Math is based on

NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) recommended math curriculum.

More information can be found at

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