Leading STEM Organization Using Brightspace to Support Early Years–Grade 12 Teachers
Global learning technology leader D2L announced that it is entering into a new partnership with Let’s Talk Science, a leading Canadian provider to support STEM-based training for educators and volunteers, working with students from early years to grade 12. This partnership will transform the way Let’s Talk Science delivers professional learning to educators and volunteers. Educators will now be able to choose from self-paced webinars, in-person sessions and live broadcasts that invite a trainer into the classroom.
Science and technology are reshaping everything, from the way we work to the way we manage our lives and interact with the world. Through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, Let’s Talk Science helps youth develop the skills and persistence required to find innovative solutions to real-world problems.
“In a rapidly changing and complex world, it is critical that we ensure children and youth remain curious, ask questions and have the skills required to participate, thrive and lead,” says Bonnie Schmidt, President, Let’s Talk Science. “With support from forward-thinking corporations like D2L, Let’s Talk Science can provide engaging STEM offerings to children, youth and educators anywhere in Canada, thereby minimizing barriers and promoting access to all.”
Founded in 1993, Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning national charitable organization that has impacted more the 8.5 million Canadian youth. Thanks to the support of partners and donors, Let’s Talk Science provides engaging, evidence-based STEM programming at no cost to learners and educators.
“This is a perfect fit for D2L. We’re proud to work with partners like Let’s Talk Science to get STEM content to educators and students through Brightspace, our industry-leading learning management system. Together with Let’s Talk Science, we’re helping educators get learners prepared to participate in the future economy and solve critical global challenges through science and technology,” says John Baker, President and CEO of D2L.
ABOUT LET’S TALK SCIENCE
Let’s Talk Science – a leading partner in Canadian education – is a national charitable organization committed to inspiring and empowering Canadian youth to develop the skills they need to participate and thrive in an ever-changing world. To accomplish this, Let’s Talk Science offers a comprehensive suite of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) based programs to support youth, educators and volunteers across Canada. Let’s Talk Science’s national office is located in London, Ontario. For more information about Let’s Talk Science, visit letstalkscience.ca.
Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform built by educators, for educators that works on any device. It’s secure, worry-free technology that puts customers first — allowing you to create engaging courses within your existing technology to fit your unique needs. With Brightspace, you can easily set up individualized learning paths for your students, keep them on track with automated nudges, provide them with personalized feedback and increase their engagement through gamification, social tools, video and other powerful features.
Brightspace is the only learning platform chosen as a partner of the National Federation of the Blind’s Strategic Nonvisual Access Partnership program, which has been redesigned as their Centre of Excellence in Nonvisual Access. Brightspace was named the #1 LMS for Next-Gen Online Teaching and Learning by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. Aragon Research also included D2L in its highly coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list and Brightspace was named the Best K-12 Learning Management System at the SIIA CODiE Awards. To learn more, visit the Higher Education and K-12 pages on our website.
D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organizations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at www.D2L.com.
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