Press Release

PR Contact:
Kristen Plemon
Account Executive
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
netTrekker Contact:
Laura Hannah
Brand Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release
June 28, 2011
netTrekker to integrate with SAS® Curriculum Pathways®
Access to free digital content in core academic subjects from SAS Curriculum Pathways within netTrekker solution will help educators easily find relevant, engaging resources for personalized instruction

CINCINNATI, OH — June 28th, 2011 — netTrekker, a leader in delivering digital K-12 educational content in context to individualize curriculum, has teamed up with SAS Curriculum Pathways to provide an extensive, integrated library of resources to support teachers in lesson planning and personalized instruction. Award-winning middle and high school resources from SAS Curriculum Pathways will be integrated into netTrekker this fall, providing subscribers with access to a greater depth and breadth of interactive content. With this integration, teachers can quickly and easily find and organize relevant digital resources in one convenient location to meet the needs of every learner and transform learning.

Available to educators at no cost, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources in English, sci¬ence, mathematics, social studies and Spanish for grades 6-12 in traditional, virtual and home schools. SAS Curriculum Pathways focuses on topics where doing, seeing and listening provide information and encourage insights in ways conventional methods cannot. The product engages students with quality content that can be differentiated to meet their varied needs.

SAS Curriculum Pathways provides learner-centered activities with measurable outcomes and targets higher-order thinking skills. All materials are linked to state and Common Core State Standards. Schools can adapt the content to match their technological capabilities.

"netTrekker has proven itself to be an organization committed to providing teachers with access to high-quality, standards based digital content and teaching tools," said Bruce Friend, director of SAS Curriculum Pathways. "Through solutions such as netTrekker, teachers are able to quickly find outstanding instructional materials that will help them to engage students and make learning relevant and fun. At SAS we share the desire to equip teachers with interactive and engaging content that will inspire learning. We are very excited to be working with netTrekker to make SAS Curriculum Pathways available to their network of educators."

One of the most significant challenges educators face is adapting classroom instruction to meet students’ individual learning needs. Offering more than 300,000 educator-reviewed, standards-aligned digital resources from around the Web, and from trusted content providers, netTrekker is broad in its educational scope and application. netTrekker features Universal Design for Learning, a variety of innovative tools, and resources that span the entire K-12 curriculum, including interactive learning exercises, video, audio, educational games, and more. netTrekker’s robust library of instructional content, organized by an education-specific taxonomy, provides schools with an efficient and effective solution to realize their goal of individualized instruction.

"SAS Curriculum Pathways provides a perfect fit for netTrekker as we continue to expand the digital content we are able to offer to our subscribers," said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of netTrekker. "We are so pleased to bring the award-winning, high-quality interactive content provided by SAS Curriculum Pathways into netTrekker to help educators experience the many learning opportunities the content creates for students at all learning levels."

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.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 50,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®.

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.