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Catholic Diocese Creates Online Learning Community to Address Abuse

Winona, MN (PRWEB) April 9, 2007

The Diocese of Winona (http://www.dow.org) in partnership with Professional Learning Board (http://www.professionallearningboard.com) launched an interactive online learning community teaching members of the Catholic diocese about recognizing and reporting child abuse.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in its Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People mandates that every U.S. Catholic diocese provide “A ‘safe environment’ program (that) requires training of parents, ministers, educators, church personnel, volunteers and others regularly involved with minors as to the issue of abuse of children, to include sexual abuse.”

PJ Thompson, Chancellor of the Diocese of Winona, led the effort to create the online safe environment education program. “We are committed through our faith and the USCCB Charter to protect all God’s children. An online learning community is the best way we have found to reach virtually all of the people in our diocese that work with children in a religious, education or volunteer capacity.”

The diocese tried reaching its rural audience of over 10,000 through traditional classroom seminars. Thompson added, “It was difficult to fulfill our mission to God and His children. Classroom seminars were inconvenient for our parishioners and comparatively (to online training) very expensive. We needed a better way.”

The online learning program created by the Diocese of Winona permits all people required to complete training the ability to do so at a time and in a place they select. The online courses accommodate learning needs of all members of the faith community while meeting the mandated training topics of USCCB.

The online safe environment learning community includes the first three courses in the Safe & SacredTM Series:

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Author to Offer Attachment Parenting Consultation for Parents of Children Ages 2-18 with Behavioral, Learning and Emotional Struggles


Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 4, 2010

Laurie A. Couture, author of Instead of Medicating and Punishing, offers attachment-focused phone, email and face-to-face consultation for parents and professionals who work with children and families. Laurie works with parents and professionals to help them understand three key points:


Behavioral acting-out, emotional instability and problems with school performance are alarm signals that alert us that something is distressing and hurting the child.

Contrary to popular belief, it is natural for adolescents to stay emotionally close and connected to their parents.

Children of all ages from infancy through late adolescence need specific parenting and educational environments in order to feel happy, thrive, cooperate and reach their full potentials.

Laurie will guide parents and professionals to:

Discover principles to help parents heal their relationships with their children, regardless of their age,

Identify the surprising parenting and learning conditions that children’s brains need for mental, emotional and behavioral health and for optimal learning,

Understand why behavior modification, rewards and punishments, diagnoses and medication do not heal children or make them happy, cooperative, compassionate people,

Differentiate between the popular therapies and special education services that can actually worsen the behavior and distress of children and which treatments lead to lasting solutions, and

Learn respectful, refreshing, natural discipline principles that parents can apply to facilitate family closeness and cooperation, respectful communication and empathy for others.

Laurie A. Couture appears in the recently released film documentary, The War on Kids, which was featured on The Colbert Report and MSNBCs Dr. Nancy. With years of experience as a mental health counselor, social worker and parenting trainer, Laurie has inside knowledge of how the educational and mental health systems keep families dependent upon family-eroding institutions, services and psychiatric drugs. Laurie has helped hundreds of children and families find relief, hope and closer relationships.

As a mom of a 16 year old boy, Laurie works compassionately with a diversity of families, including families who have had involvement by child protective services. Laurie offers family-preserving expertise to adoptive and kinship families. She works respectfully with families of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as homeschooling and attachment-parenting families.

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Celebrate Life, Love and Learning with a Micato Safari in 2010


New York, NY (PRWEB) March 4, 2010

The Pinto family, founders of award-winning Micato Safaris (http://www.micato.com) in Kenya, settled in Africa over a hundred years ago. Today, their four-generation safari tradition remains strong Africa is their home, their passion, and their pleasure to share with guests. When guests travel with Micato, they are not just traveling with a luxury safari company theyre traveling in the company of a real family. Which is why their 2010 brochure offers more exciting ways than ever for families and loved ones to spend meaningful time together among some of the most amazing wildlife and stunning natural landscapes on earth. And this year, for the first time, every safari taken will give back to the people of Africa in a very profound way. Simply put, for every safari sold, Micato will send an African child to school through its innovative One for One education commitment.

Additions to Micato Safaris 2010 brochure reflect both recent travel trends and requests from Micato Safaris well-traveled and sophisticated client base for more highly customized, multi-generational tours; exciting, off-the-beaten path adventures; and opportunities to have a positive impact on destinations visited. To this end, Micato Safaris has introduced:

Micato Safaris Bespoke Celebrations: Honor milestone occasions like never before with one of five custom-designed celebration safaris the perfect way to commemorate a landmark event. An African Anniversary Waltz, An Uncommonly Divine Wedding in the Wild, The Milestone Birthday in the Bush, Eternal Africa: An Everlasting Honeymoon, and A Graduation Event in the Birthplace of Humanity provide opportunities to reconnect with loved ones in a priceless setting with countless enriching experiences. From grand birthday or anniversary dinners in the bush to hot air balloon rides for the whole family high above the African savannah, special touches will make for truly magical moments. Micato Safaris Bespoke Celebrations set the stage for the creation of precious memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Micato Safaris Bespoke Adventures: Micato Safaris popular Bespoke Adventures were first introduced in 2009. Whether its the ultimate in comfort, physical challenges, or behind-the-scenes educational and cultural encounters, a Bespoke Adventure redefines the concept of a safari. This year, Micato has added The Leakey Excavations: A Northern Frontier Expedition to its portfolio. With accommodations ranging from an authentic base-camp to a luxurious tented camp, this expedition is like no other. Guests will visit Koobi Fora, the excavation site offering the largest repository of early hominids and Early Stone Age archeological material in East Africa and will spend time with Louis Leakeys granddaughter, Louise, who leads the project with her mother, Maeve Leakey (The Leakey family proved the African genesis for humankind.) This is a rare, intimate opportunity to spend time with true paleo-anthropology royalty.

Micato Safaris Newly-Enhanced Bespoke Collection: Hand-selected by the Pinto Family, this collection of exquisite bush homes, stunning eco-lodges, exclusive ranches and seamless transportation options provides an unparalleled experience for those who prefer to custom-design their adventure.

Joining the 21 companies that comprise Micatos East African Bespoke Collection in 2010 is Eurocopter Excursions, ultra-high-end helicopters that will whisk guests throughout East Africa and points beyond on their private dream safari. Two Tanzanian properties, Baraza on Michamvi Peninsula, Zanzibar, and Bilila Lodge Kempinski in the Serengeti, also join this elite collection. In South Africa, the Most Luxurious Train in the World, Rovos Rail, which transports guests in supreme luxury from Cape Town as far as Victoria Falls, joins 16 other spectacular Bespoke Collection properties.

New Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Safari: Micato Safaris enjoys a unique honor being the first and only tour company to win the coveted Travel + Leisure Worlds Best Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter for six straight years. Micatos Worlds Best Safari is a custom-crafted, drop-dead fabulous itinerary that starts with a stay at the #1 City Hotel in Africa/the Middle East The Twelve Apostles Hotel (its Sanctuary Spa was named #1 in Africa) in Cape Town. Then its off to the #1 ranked hotel in the world (not just Africa): Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg Mountains, an ecological oasis richly deserving of its Worlds Best triumph. Also in the mix: two nights each at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve (#3 in the World) and Singita Game Reserve (last years #1), and an optional extension to Victoria Falls, surely an unofficial Worlds Best!

South African Sweeping Sojourn: This brilliantly-designed exploration of South Africa, completely new for 2010, offers it all, from the rugged southwestern Cape Coast to the gentle breezes of the vast bushveld to legendary safari game parks. The sojourn starts in Cape Town with five-star accommodations at Mandela Rhodes Palace Hotel and Spa. Guests will discover the colorful threads that make up Cape Towns rich cultural tapestry, first at Khayelitsha Township, where they will visit (and help out at) Rosies Kitchen, which feeds destitute children and elderly of the township. They will also visit the Malay Quarter and sample its world famous, multi-cultural cuisine. In addition to exploring the Cape Peninsula, guests will visit Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, home to some utterly unique and exotic flora and avian life, found nowhere else in the world. Horseback riding through the Mopane forest and an exciting drive through Blyde River Canyon are just a few of the adventures that await guests before they cap off their stay with game viewing at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.

Tanzania Spectacular: Also new for 2010, this exhilarating safari combines stays at stylish new safari lodges astounding properties that bring five-star elan in harmony with nature, with the unparallel game viewing that can only be found in a country where nearly 25 percent of the land is protected. Beginning in Arusha at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, an idyllic escape tucked away in a verdant coffee plantation, guests then travel to Tarangire Treetops, a property that offers supreme luxury with private balcony views of Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley Wall. Then its off to Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy, a unique haven for over 20,000 species of wildlife, and Migration Camp in Serengeti National Park.

One For One Commitment: Last, but certainly not least, Micato has announced a new, completely ground-breaking initiative. Every guests safari enables Micato to do something wonderful: for every safari sold, Micato sends a child to schoola child who would otherwise stay home due to extreme poverty. An unimaginable number of African children do not attend school because their families are too poor to pay even the most nominal fees related to school attendance. Micatos way of helping? A One for One commitment- Micato will match every safari sold with a payment of all school fees for an African child in need.

What better reason could one have for going on safari in 2010? To book a safari or for more information call 1-800-MICATO-1 or visit http://www.micato.com.

About Micato Safaris

Jane and Felix Pinto founded Micato Safaris in Kenya in 1966, and the company has been providing the most luxurious and personalized African safaris to sophisticated travelers ever since. Winning the coveted Travel+Leisure Worlds Best Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter award for an unprecedented six years, Micato prides itself on providing exceptional service throughout every stage of the safari experience.

For more than twenty years, Micatos nonprofit arm, AmericaShare, has been actively working in Kenya to support the orphaned and vulnerable children and adults

The Information Processing Age, the Learning Parent and Child in Crisis

Sacramento, CA (Vocus) October 30, 2010

Many children are growing up hurt, often in dysfunctional homes. Their environment at home may lead to behaviors that can lead to learning problems in school, which in turn affect the parent and child bond. Author Christopher Slaton, Ed.D. addresses this important issue in his edifying new book, Education and Science: The Information Processing Age, the Learning Parent and Child in Crisis.

In this book, the author explores the meaning of information as sense data and received data in an effort to explain how human processing leads to information, knowledge, experience, and reflection. This is the Age of Human Systems Science, where the study of how people live, learn, think, and respond describes how they feel things and think through the things they feel. The struggles of a parent and child in crisis are considered, in the sense of how parents need to act as leaders and child developers and in the sense of how children need to act as learners and participants.

When the parent or child in crisis responds to an event it is to become more informed, which begins a rigorous, systemic, and objective work process where valid knowledge may be acquired as they move in relation to a set goal. This makes the act to live each day a practice and the act to learn a process relevant to the affect of education, science, and information processing. How one does the things he is told to do is called information processing. The body, brain, and senses make up a human learning system, which produces a response that goes through a process to release feelings and/or thoughts.

Education and Science: The Information Processing Age, the Learning Parent and Child in Crisis was written to help parents protect their childs right to learn how to grow as a green science. This is the human side of learning how to use space, energy, and time to help improve the way self and other people use the environment to live, learn, think, and respond. Every human being has to learn how to use the body and brain to act through times of pain or pleasure. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Dr. Slaton has designed Parent Education and Resource Coordination Services (PERCS) to help children and families in crisis gain access to the right family, medical, educational, mental health, social work, and corrections professional to reduce the risk of cyclic declines due to learning, behavior, and conduct disorders that were not diagnosed in accordance with a child, youth, or young adults years of eligibility for a free and appropriate public school education. To change the factors that contribute to an inability to learn, behave, and control ones conduct, he or she has to become more informed about how to use a home, school, neighborhood, and workplace network to focus how they grow, mature, and develop in these places. This is why in his book Education and Science (2009), the process is described as a green technology. The participant learns how to improve their home, school, neighborhood, and workplace networks as a human asset. Hence, this is called the Building Human Asset Process.

Education and Science * by Christopher Slaton, Ed.D.

The Information Processing Age, the Learning Parent and Child in Crisis

Publication Date: October 27, 2010

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Safeguarding Children Online Experiential Learning Simulation Awarded Gold at The Learning Awards


Pleasanton, CA and London, UK (PRWEB) February 28, 2013

The Learning and Performance Institute, a global institute for learning and development professionals, has awarded Toolwire and Leeds Metropolitan University a Gold Medal for External Learning Project of the Year at their annual event, The Learning Awards. The award-winning project enables students to gain such Social Work experience through an interactive photorealistic immersive learning environment known as a Toolwire LearnScape.

The Leeds Metropolitan Safeguarding Children LearnScape is an online learning experience that replicates challenging child protection scenarios. Real-life characters guide students through a multi-branching story that delivers learning content, assesses progress, and helps students to revisit topics until they are proficient. This learning tool enables students to practice the behaviourial skills that are hard to teach in a traditional classroom and are typically developed through years of work experience.

The Munro Review of Child Protection (2011) cited that Theory and research are not always well integrated with practice and there is a failure to align what is taught with the realities of contemporary social work practice, commented Sarah Frame, Director of Business Development, EMEA at Toolwire. By combining Toolwire LearnScapes with the high quality content developed by Leeds Metropolitans academic staff, we are able to address this issue to develop social workers who are optimally equipped for work on the front line of child protection. Students are under immense pressure to digest and retain complex information, but the stakes are even higher when graduates are asked to apply that knowledge in sensitive real life situations where childrens lives are at stake.

Professor Sally Glen, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Leeds Metropolitan University, commented, We are pioneering the use of online Experiential Learning to ensure our students have the highest quality learning experience. It is incredibly beneficial to provide a technology-based solution that students can complete in their own time and without the self-consciousness that can sometimes be apparent in classroom-based role-play. In addition, we are responding to national concerns around the adequate preparation of social workers. In line with the Munro Review, we want our graduates to be properly equipped to deliver child protection in a multi-disciplinary setting. The immersive learning enables students to understand and experience how to work as part of an inter-professional team, which includes police, healthcare and probation officers characters. We believe this greater understanding will produce social workers who are able to work more effectively as part of a multi-agency team.

John Valencia, Toolwire President and CEO commented, We are deeply honoured to win this prestigious Learning & Performance Institute award. This new learning tool, which is now available for use by other institutions, exemplifies the power of online Experiential Learning to develop the social worker of tomorrow. Aside from the accolades, it is immensely gratifying to know that our learning solutions are not only helping to strengthen education programmes and enhance student learning, but they also contribute to improving society as a whole by training professionals responsible for protecting the lives of children.

Notes to Editor

About Toolwire

Toolwire is a learning and technology solutions provider specialising in products and services for Experiential Learning. Empowering Higher Education and corporate training institutions to deliver immersive “virtual internships” across a broad range of subject areas including Business, Health Care, Social Work, Law, Information Technology, and more, Toolwires experiential learning solutions provide the quickest, most effective way to develop skills, improve knowledge retention, and enhance student success.

About Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University has over 27,000 students and around 2,800 staff. The Vice Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University is Professor Susan Price, the Chancellor is Sir Bob Murray and the Chair of the Board is Lord Woolmer of Leeds. Leeds Metropolitans four faculties are: Arts, Environment and Technology, Business & Law, Health and Social Sciences, and Carnegie. The Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) showed that the proportion of Leeds Metropolitan 2010/11 graduates in work, further study or both six months after leaving university was 91.87%. Libraries and Learning Innovation at Leeds Metropolitan was awarded the CSE standard for the tenth year running in 2012. In 2012, Leeds Metropolitan was awarded a First in the People & Planet Green League, a league table of environmentally friendly universities, for the sixth consecutive year.

About the Learning and Performance Institute

The Learning and Performance Institute is a global institute for learning and development professionals. Through an unrivaled range of membership, certification, accreditation, events and bespoke consultancy services, the Institute focuses on enhancing and recognising the skills and professional status of individuals and organisations engaged in learning activities, and assessing the quality of learning services. Established in 1995, the Learning and Performance Institute consists of over 3,000 individual members and 400 accredited organisations. For information, visit http://www.learningandperformanceinstitute.com.

About The Learning Awards

The Learning and Performance Institute hosts the annual Learning Awards to recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence within the Learning & Development industry. The awards are presented at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London, at the Institute’s prestigious Awards Dinner, held in February each year.







Chicago Public Schools Expands Carnegie Learning Implementation : Forty-Four Schools, 12,500 Students Receiving Differentiated Math Instruction in Chicago Elementary and High Schools


PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) July 30, 2008

CPS also purchased Carnegie Learning’s Algebra I curricula for some eighth grade classes in 19 elementary schools across the District.

“Chicago has been an excellent proving ground for Carnegie Learning’s Algebra Readiness solution,” said Dennis Ciccone, Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. “The District is a model for change and improvement in the education of students in large urban districts, as we are very proud to be expanding our partnership to make a difference in these students’ futures.”

Chicago Public Schools is the nation’s third-largest school system and includes more than 600 schools serving 435,000 students. Chicago’s High School Transformation project, unveiled in September 2006 by CPS Chief Executive Officer Arne Duncan, is supported with $ 21 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The program is designed to strengthen schools with new, rigorous college preparatory curricula in English, math, and science. Initially, Carnegie Learning’s solutions were selected for eight schools, and over the last two years, CPS has consistently expanded the implementation of Carnegie Learning’s blended textbook and software solutions.

Carnegie Learning’s curricula are based on more than two decades of cognitive science research at Carnegie Mellon University studying how students think, learn, and apply new knowledge in mathematics. The instructional format prescribes three days a week of classroom instruction and two days a week in a teacher-supervised software lab environment. Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor

Ultimate Option for Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, PMI and more Training with the New Learning Savings Pass Presented by NetCom Learning


New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

NetCom Learning is offering a new option for organizations that provides a way to stretch training dollars like never before. With a training investment in a Learning Savings Pass of $ 15,000 or more NetCom Learning provides matching funds from 27% of the training investment up to 100% for an investment of $ 150,000 or more. NetCom Learnings purpose is to promote the value of lifelong learning, and the new Learning Saving Pass is one way the company illustrates its commitment to learning.

Companies that invest in training their employees in the latest technologies and software are the organizations that can grow their business and revenue by offering improved customer service, new product offerings and increased employee efficiencies. The Learning Saving Pass from NetCom Learning allows companies to make the training commitment they need in an efficient and cost saving way. When an organization is ready to train their staff with a prepaid Learning Saving Pass, NetCom Learning is there to help the organization get the most possible from their training dollars.

The Learning Saving Pass also comes with the flexibility organizations need in managing their training budget. Employees have up to a year to take training courses under the plan and they can take them in any training format they wish including standard courses, accelerated, Live Online, or in customized training sessions for ten or more students. The plan also includes 24 hour access to NetCom Learnings online client portal and customized tracking and reporting capabilities of employee performance and course scheduling. Rollover protection is available for holders of a Learning Saving Pass once the twelve month time period is up.

Why NetCom Learning?

NetCom Learning is committed to learning and education. The companys purpose is to promote the values of lifelong learning. The Learning Saving Pass is just one way that the organization shows that dedication to the field of education. Another way NetCom Learning fulfills their mission is by providing for a full year of primary education for a child in a disadvantaged country with each paid registration for a course. When training with NetCom Learning individuals are helping to educate children around the world.

Another main reason for choosing NetCom Learning is that the company is one of the most trusted learning organizations in the industry which provides the best options in IT training from Live Online, standard training at NetComs three convenient locations, accelerated training or customized training onsite. NetCom Learnings top notch instructors possess an average of 19 years of experience in providing vendor approved coursework including certification preparation for a variety of vendor certifications. NetCom Learning instructors routinely achieve high ratings from their students with an average instructor evaluation of 8.6 out of nine, one of the highest instructor evaluations in the industry. The high quality of training has resulted in over 1,700 testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction rate with those customers indicating they would recommend NetCom Learning to others. Recently NetCom Learning earned an NPS score of 65 which is much higher than average. NPS scores are used to gauge customer satisfaction and loyalty, a score of 50 is considered to be excellent.

In NetCom Learnings fifteen years of existence, more than 71,000 individuals have trained with the company learning new skills and advancing their careers. NetComs clients include individuals, and organizations from small, midsize and Fortune 1000 companies, nonprofits and the government.

NetCom Learning is also recognized in the business world as it partners with more than twenty top technology vendors, and is the winner of awards from such organization as the American Business Award, Microsofts Training Partner of the Year, Brandon Hall Award and Incs list of 5000 companies.

Learning Saving Pass Terms and Conditions

Certain restrictions apply to the Learning Saving Pass program such as the program applies to new registrations only and courses must be completed within one year of purchase date. Full payment is due at the time of registration and the offer cannot be combined with other savings programs or promotions. The program includes books and training for courseware, but exam vouchers, travel and location amenities must be purchased separately.

Upcoming IT Training events include:

June 3 | MCSA: SQL Server 2012

June 3 | MCTS and MCITP: Windows 7 Configuration and Desktop Support Technician

June 10 | MCTS and MCITP: Exchange Server 2010 – Boot Camp

June 10 | Programming in C# with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

June 24 | Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Accelerated

June 24 | MCSE: SharePoint

June 24 | Project Management Professional: PMP Certification

To learn more about NetCom Learning or to sign up for NetCom Learning courses visit http://www.netcomlearning.com/education/learning-saving-pass.phtml?advid=412. Contact us also at info(at)netcomlearning(dot)com or 888-563-8266.

About NetCom Learning

NetCom Learning is an innovative leader in IT, business and executive training to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named thrice to Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training Company by TrainingIndustry.com and was named “Company of the Year” by the American Business Awards.

The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.







BiblioNasium Named Best Website 2013 for Teaching & Learning


New York, New York (PRWEB) July 09, 2013

BiblioNasium was honored with a prestigious Best Website for Teaching and Learning award by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). BiblioNasium is a free, safe and secure social networking website that promotes literacy and extends the independent reading activities of young readers.

The AASL presents this award annually to websites it believes foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. They also provide a foundation to support AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The awards are based on feedback and nominations from AASL members.

The awards were announced in Chicago at the annual conference of the American Library Association (ALA). The websites, chosen by a respected expert committee, are considered the best of the best.

We at BiblioNasium are so honored to be recognized by the AASL in this way, said CEO Marjan Ghara. We are proud to be a partner to educators and parents to engage, excite and encourage this generation of digital kids to become stronger readers.

BiblioNasium is specially designed for children (K-8th grade), with a child-friendly, intuitive and secure interface where kids can share and exchange book reviews and recommendations with friends, under the supervision and support of librarians, teachers and parents. It enables and encourages book conversations and recommendations.

Adele Schwartz, Ed.D. BiblioNasiums Chief Education Advocate adds, We have created a virtual reading village to help children discover kids books and share books reviews that suit their interests and their reading capabilities. Children can also log their reading online, participate in reading challenges and win virtual rewards. We want children to know that reading can be a fun and social activity.

About BiblioNasium

BiblioNasium, Where Kids Flex Their Reading Muscles, is a social networking site where young readers connect with friends, teachers/librarians and parents to explore, share book reviews and find good reads. Among features that are specially created for young readers are BiblioNasiums online reading logs, reading challenges and virtual rewards for completing the challenges. Parents and teachers especially trust the built-in privacy and child protection measures. BiblioNasium also seamlessly integrates Lexile