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Compass Learning to Drive and Extend Discussion of Personalized Learning and Student Success through Social Engagement at SXSWedu

Compass Learning, a leading provider of K-12 personalized learning solutions, today announced its support for the 2014 SXSWedu Conference & Festival. During SXSWedu, Compass Learning will lead the dialogue around personalized learning and student success through numerous engaging activities and events, including official sponsorship of the Social Media Lounge, a personalized learning tweetup and student bloggers from area high schools.

“Bringing together educators, students, entrepreneurs, and other innovators to discuss how we create educational environments and tools that meet the needs of students today and in the future is the most important discussion our nation faces,” said Eric Loeffel, CEO of Compass Learning. “Our future hinges on providing an educational system and environment where our children thrive as they meet the global demands of the 21st century. As a leader in personalized learning, we are excited to be part of SXSWedu and play a key role in connecting people and ideas through the use of digital and social media extending the conversation and collaboration beyond the conference.”

Compass Learning’s SXSWedu Highlights Include:

  • SXSWedu Social Media Lounge sponsored by Compass Learning (throughout the conference, Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB on the fourth floor)

    Compass Learning is the official sponsor of the 2014 SXSWedu Social Media Lounge, to help connect bloggers and the media with thought leaders and other EdTech community professionals. Compass Learning has worked together to schedule a series of open, ongoing chats, interviews, briefings and discussions with presenters and speakers throughout the event. The current schedule of chats and briefings is available at https://www.compasslearning.com/sxswedu.
  • Personalized Learning Tweetup (Tuesday, March 4th, 4:30 p.m., Social Media Lounge, Room 13AB of the Convention Center)

    Compass Learning and Getting Smart will host the Personalized Learning Tweetup. Join us for snacks, prizes, and conversation with the movers, shakers, and thought leaders at SXSWedu. Hashtags will be #SXSWedu and #SXSWpersonalized.
  • Student Bloggers from Area High Schools (throughout the conference, Social Media Lounge, Room 13AB of the Convention Center)

    Compass Learning is teaming up with area high schools, Tech & Learning Magazine, and various education blogs to engage high school students as social and blog correspondents during SXSWedu to give them a chance to share their personal perspectives on the topics and discussions that most directly impact their daily lives. Look for daily posts and links to other blogs posting student content at http://navigator.compasslearning.com/.
  • Discussion and Reception with Attendees of the Summit on Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning (Wednesday, March 5th, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room 13AB of the Austin Convention Center)

    Join members of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), educators, developers, and non-profit leaders as they continue the conversation and work to improve the use of technology to enable personalized learning and student achievement.

Follow Compass Learning and the Discussion at SXSWedu via social media

To engage in the online and social discussion and sharing at SXSWedu, follow the official SXSWedu social media outlets on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sxswedu and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sxswedu (hashtag: #sxswedu14).

Follow Compass Learning on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CompassLearningInc and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CompassLearning.

The CompassLearning Navigator blog will also provide regular updates on key sessions, ideas and technology happenings, as well as posts from the student bloggers, at http://navigator.compasslearning.com/.

About SXSWedu

SXSWedu seeks to converge the wide variety of stakeholders who share an interest in 21st Century education innovation and best practices. Our attendees represent not only education professionals including teachers, administrators and university professors, but also business, industry and policy leaders who all share a keen interest in modernizing teaching and learning.

Content strands at SXSWedu 2014 will range from early childhood to college and career readiness, and will include assessment, emerging trends, digital content, gaming and learning, higher education, open educational resources, research and evaluation, and statewide portals, including Texas’ Project Share. Join us March 4-7, 2014 for the educational experience that only SXSW can deliver.

For more details, visit http://sxswedu.com.

Compass Learning – The Leader in Personalized Learning

Compass Learning® provides K–12 educational software that empowers teachers to unlock every student’s potential for academic success and personal growth by personalizing learning. Compass Learning takes a student-centered approach by providing comprehensive solutions that address the needs of every student and student-type to create personalized learning and differentiation programs that reach, engage, and inspire students to succeed. Teachers and administrators can more efficiently and effectively manage and measure progress, freeing time to focus on delivering academic results. Both of the company’s software solutions, CompassLearning Odyssey® and the Renzulli Learning® System deliver academic rigor that is based on more than 40 years of research into how students learn, and are aligned to state and Common Core State Standards to support classroom and district accountability. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Compass Learning serves more than 8,000 schools across the United States and around the world.

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