JES & Co. a world leader in research, development, and deployment of education programs based on open standards, announced today that the National Education Association (NEA) has renewed their support of the Gateway to 21st Century Skills (the Gateway). The Gateway is a key GLRC solution, resulting in teachers and learners being able to seamlessly navigate related learning resources across state and national boundaries thus enriching the curricula in each while simultaneously providing the means for relating learning outcomes to educational resources such as student ePortfolios, professional development resources, and individual student learning plans.
The Global Learning Resource Connection exemplar solutions include:
- The Gateway to 21st Century Skills, the world’s oldest and the largest open access digital library of teaching and learning resources correlated to state and national curriculum standards. The Gateway is sponsored by the NEA and is provided at no cost to all teachers and educators worldwide
- The Achievement Standards Network (ASN) which enable states and countries to collect curriculum objectives and make them freely available for educators’ and publishers’ use
- The Open Metadata Registry, an open source service where education ministries, libraries, and publishers can share vocabularies, schemes, schemas and ontologies
- A set of tools and services to assist in the creation and use of GLRC solutions
“We are excited that the NEA has renewed their support of the Gateway as the Premier Sponsor. NEA is taking a leadership role in providing NEA Affiliates and their members the ability to discover and access learning resources mapped to their specific state’s and Common Core standards. The Gateway has changed the way education resources are discovered and shared around the world,” explained Diny Golder, Executive Director of JES & Co. “The NEA and JES & Co. share the goal of defining and using interoperability standards to build the next generation of educational systems and products which will result the availability of a wealth of education resources to teachers everywhere.”
About JES & Co.
JES & Co., a publicly funded 501(c) (3) education research organization, is a leader in research and deployment of education programs based on open standards. With 20 years of experience in interoperability and portability of educational resources, organizations around the world come to JES & Co. for leadership and guidance on education programs and initiatives. Since its establishment in the early 1990s, JES & Co. has led and managed The Achievement Standards Network (ASN), The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, The Gateway to 21st Century Skills (formerly known as GEM), the Dell Academy, the Intel Student Certification Program, and Microsoft’s Partners in Learning. For more information about JES & Co. or the Global Learning Resource Connection, visit www.JESandCo.org.
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