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For Immediate Release
June 26, 2011
netTrekker and Learnetic Partnership Brings Interactive STEM Lesson Content into U.S. Classrooms
Learnetic digital math and science lessons integrated with netTrekker, enabling teachers to make learning engaging and personal for diverse learners

CINCINNATI, OH — June 26th, 2011 — netTrekker, a leader in delivering digital K-12 educational content in context to individualize curriculum, has partnered with Learnetic, an internationally renowned software and e-learning provider, to offer interactive middle school math and science lesson content to U.S. schools and educators. When the integration is completed later this year, schools and districts will be able to add Learnetic’s digital math and science collection to their netTrekker subscription for single sign-on access to a robust library of engaging curriculum content and support tools for personalized learning. With this integration, educators will have access to a comprehensive set of science or math activities that can be used for a variety of instructional needs, including pre-assessing student readiness, reinforcing concepts taught, re-teaching concepts students are struggling with, catch up assignments for absent students, or review and extension work.

Learnetic Math and Science is a full collection of over 200 digital math and science lessons covering all the key national standards for middle school. Originally developed by European teachers, and used successfully in more than 25 countries, Learnetic Math and Science content has been carefully aligned to meet the needs of American students and classrooms by an experienced team of U.S. educational experts. Learnetic Math and Science lessons come in two formats: materials specifically designed for teachers to use on interactive whiteboards and self-paced lessons for students’ independent study. The material can either be used as a stand-alone digital curriculum or as a supplement to other classroom resources. While Learnetic Math and Science lessons are interactive, compelling, and fun, their key objective is to build mathematical understanding and scientific knowledge in small steps with ample built-in feedback.

"Learnetic is delighted to partner with netTrekker in bringing this first wave of our math and science curriculum to U.S. teachers," said Artur Dyro, CEO of Learnetic. "Already used in multiple countries across the globe, our digital curriculum builds on the heritage of European excellence in math and science teaching, while being localized to meet the specific needs and standards of U.S. teachers. We are looking forward to working with our partners at netTrekker to enrich math and science teaching in U.S. middle schools."

netTrekker offers more than 300,000 educator-reviewed digital resources that are aligned to standards and span the entire K-12 curriculum, including collections from many trusted content providers. Resources include interactive learning exercises, video, audio, educational games, and more. Featuring a Universal Design for Learning and a variety of innovative tools, netTrekker empowers teachers to make learning personal for all students, no matter where they are on the learning continuum. Teachers are able to spend less time searching for the relevant content they need, and more time addressing individual learner needs and styles by leveraging classroom technologies to engage students through powerful instructional methods.

"Learnetic's e-learning resources truly meet the needs of digital learners. Combining Learnetic resources with our personalized learning solution, educators are able to optimize the use of the digital content in ways that make learning relevant, build understanding, and help students develop the important science and math literacy required for success," said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of netTrekker.

About Learnetic

Learnetic S.A. is the international division of Young Digital Planet, a world-leading educational software publisher and e-learning technology provider based in Poland and part of the Sanoma family of companies. Young Digital Planet has been a pioneer in the digital education space since 1990, with a long track record of working with international partners including ministries of education and leading educational publishers on every continent. Its content is widely used by teachers and students in over 25 countries, including Poland, United Kingdom, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, Singapore, Chile, and Australia. Learnetic's interactive and personalized resources adapt to students’ skills and preferences, while supporting a wide range of teaching styles in classrooms around the world. The company is dedicated to satisfying the diversified needs of contemporary educators and learners. Learn more at learnetic.com.

About netTrekker

netTrekker is dedicated to enhancing the learning environment by providing highly effective technologies that deliver rich educational content to students and teachers in a safe, relevant, easy-to-use format. The netTrekker product portfolio includes educational search tool, netTrekker Search and personalized student workspace solution, igotta. netTrekker also provides solutions focused on professional development, global services and print-to-digital transition of education agencies and publishers. Founded in 1999, netTrekker is widely recognized as the first standards-based educational search tool and is currently serves millions of students and is present in over 18,000 K-12 public and private schools across U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.