Learners Edge & RE@L Press Release - August 17, 2017

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For Immediate Release

Joe Cotter, 952 469 3454, joe.cotter@learnersedgeinc.com

Paul Gullickson, 619 316 9257, pgullickson@realexperiencesatlife.com

Learners Edge & Real Experiences at Life, Inc. (RE@LTM) Announce a Strategic Alliance to Provide Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) On-Line Teacher Training Courses.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (August 16, 2017)
Learners Edge and RE@L are pleased to announce a strategic alliance to provide on-line teacher training courses focused on STEM.

Both companies are highly experienced in the K-12 education market. Our education-business backgrounds provide the impetus for this exciting alliance. Learners Edge has provided online credit courses through nationally recognized higher education institutions for over 15 years. RE@L’s team created the supplemental education technology market. RE@L is providing classroom-based STEM curriculum products.

We believe for teachers to succeed in this ever-changing, high-tech teaching environment, they need to be supported through effective training courses. Each course must be focused on educator needs with relevant “just in time” resources.

The Learners Edge proven model of on-line course development, along with RE@L’s STEM content will deliver resource-enriched courses to K-12 teachers and guide effective STEM implementation plans.

“It is always our goal to create remarkable experiences that inspire educators and ultimately improve the quality of teaching and learning. Learners Edge is continuously looking for new ways to support teachers and provide unrivaled learning experiences that positively impact the classroom. Our alliance with RE@L offers teachers a rich opportunity to discover new strategies that will provide engaging STEM learning experiences for their students.” Joe Cotter, President & CEO Learners Edge

“I am very pleased to announce this strategic relationship with Learners Edge. It supports RE@L’s mission and understanding of how classrooms operate and how innovation in the classroom can be actualized. The team at RE@L has always believed that the key to implementing new and creative ideas relies on teachers. Supporting them through on-line courses gives them the necessary tools to support their STEM initiatives.” Paul Gullickson, President & CEO RE@L

About Learners Edge:

www.LearnersEdge.com: Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and in their careers since 2002. Offering over 100 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world, Learners Edge is continually working towards its mission of improving the quality of teaching and learning.

About RE@L:

www.realexperiencesatlifecom: RE@L creates the highest-quality, educationally-sound, STEM-based products that support teachers and students. We support teachers in making effective uses of the technology tools in the schools across the country. Our unique solution, the RE@L PortalTM, incorporates, STEM classroom learning materials, field-based experiences using our RE@L GISTM and connections to RE@L world practitioners via two-way interaction: “RE@L ViewTM”.

RE@L is founded by former executives of Minnesota Education Computing Corporation (MECC), the pioneering educational technology company that created Oregon TrailTM. The RE@L executive team is complemented by state-of-the-art experts in curriculum design, teaching skills, application development, and digital marketing. They are a team that provides “Innovation with Experience”.

Contact Information:

Learners Edge:

Jennifer Oelkers: jenny.oelkers@learnersedgeinc.com , www.LearnersEdgeInc.com
10523 165th St. West   Lakeville, MN 55044

RE@L: 

Sarah Bass: sbass@realexperiencesatlife.com , comments@realexperiencesatlife.com , www.realexperiencesatlifecom
8014 Olson Memorial Highway, #237   Golden Valley, MN 55427

Tom King & Dale LaFrenz

Dr. Tom King has served for over 40 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Thomas in the School of Education. The Saturn School of Tomorrow, formerly a St. Paul Public School, and his visionary response to educational reform, was a lighthouse on the frontier of school change. Tom was an experienced high school teacher of mathematics, a school administrator, and Director of Technology for the St. Paul MN Public Schools. He is also a member of the RE@L Team. Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L and one of the founders of MECC Software who brought “Oregon Trail” to millions of K12 kids everywhere. He has written extensively on the history and evolution of Ed Tech. His work in forging new paths for MECC’S “edutainment" software was instrumental in connecting school-markets, kids, teachers and consumer-markets/kids/parents, and now serves as the new launching pad for RE@L apps and software.