Oct 31, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—
Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(HMH) and education software innovator Kno
have partnered with Broward County Public Schools
, one of the largest public school systems in the country, to support the District’s innovative Digital 5: Pathways to Personalized Learning
(D5) initiative. The program expands the use of technology, digital devices and digital curriculum for 3,200 fifth grade students across 27 Broward County elementary schools. D5 students and teachers are accessing HMH’s celebrated core curriculum materials via Kno’s cutting-edge delivery platform on personal, district-issued laptops.
“The Digital 5 initiative is very exciting for us. Essentially we are creating the classroom of the future, and we are doing it today, to ensure students are college and career ready in the 21st century,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “The winning combination of Kno’s interactive learning technology and HMH’s high-quality content gives our students and teachers the resources they need to maximize student learning and grow as citizens in an increasingly digital world.”
“We are thrilled to play a key role in the D5 project,” said Mary Cullinane, Chief Content Officer and EVP, HMH. “By merging best-in-class content with effective, thoughtful integration of technology, Broward’s work illustrates HMH’s commitment to transforming the future of learning with holistic solutions.”
D5 students and teachers are using HMH’s comprehensive Common Core-aligned reading and math programs, Florida Journeys Common Core ©2014
and GO Math! Florida ©2013
, via the Kno application, which provides access to myriad electronic enhancements, including interactive features, intuitive search options, social sharing capabilities, digital note taking and journaling, as well as progress monitoring and reporting tools.
“At Kno, it is our goal to make the digital transition seamless and to provide students with a fresh, fun way to engage with quality learning materials,” explained Mark Williams, Vice President of Sales, Kno Inc.
Drawing upon information and best practices from successful D5 trials in two Broward County Public Schools classrooms last spring, specialists from HMH and Kno continue to work closely with the District during the implementation of the program at the designated elementary schools and to complement professional development efforts.
To learn more about Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, visit www.hmhco.com
To learn more about Kno, visit www.kno.com
To learn more about Broward County Public Schools and the D5 initiative, visit www.browardschools.com/digital5
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to make learning engaging, effective, and social for students. Osman Rashid (http://twitter.com/osmanrashid
), the co-founder of Chegg, and Babur Habib (https://twitter.com/BaburHabib
), a consumer electronics veteran, founded Kno, Inc. in May 2009. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, Goldman Sachs, FLOODGATE and GSV Capital and is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, go to www.kno.com
, or follow Kno at http://facebook.com/GoodtoKno
About Broward County Public Schools
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States, the second largest in the state of Florida and the largest fully accredited K-12 and adult school district in the nation. BCPS has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 229 schools and education centers and 95 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 130 different languages. For more information about BCPS, follow BCPS on Twitter (@Browardschools
) or find us on Facebook at (www.facebook.com/browardschools