Unique partnership to enhance pre-k learning in Detroit Public Schools with innovative new technology
ClassVINCI, the world’s first Blended Learning Program for early childhood education, and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) today launched a new partnership in order to level the playing field for all students. As a result of this collaboration, VINCI will serve as NABSE’s pre-kindergarten to third grade partner of record and will help NABSE’s network of teachers learn best practices in blended learning and technology for early learners.
At the NABSE 41st Annual Conference this week in Detroit, ClassVINCI announced its donation to Detroit Public Schools. The donation will include 20 award-winning ClassVINCI tablets, a blended learning curriculum, a ClassVINCI Learning Management System, and one full professional development program for teachers. This donation will assist Detroit Public Schools in their early childhood education initiatives.
“We are excited to work with VINCI to bring the best of blended technological innovation to Detroit’s youngest learners,” explained Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin. “Early childhood education is one of the central tenants of our new 5-year strategic plan. This new partnership will help us not only meet our short-term academic achievement goals, but also our long-term strategic goals as a district. We are grateful to NABSE for helping to facilitate this donation from ClassVINCI.”
The primary mission of NABSE, a 43-year-old non-profit organization, has always been to increase academic achievement of all students, in particular students of African-American descent. ClassVINCI’s blended learning program combines traditional classroom methods and digital learning, and supports NABSE’s vision as it offers fully integrated learning programs that align with the Early Childhood Education (ECE), Common Core and State standards.
“At NABSE we are committed to working with organizations like VINCI to inform and inspire our nation’s leaders about important education issues and to provide ways for them to take action,” stated NABSE Executive Director Greg Roberts. “This partnership provides both of us with an invaluable opportunity to create and promote a healthy culture surrounding early childhood education across the United States. We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with VINCI in the fight to end inequity in early childhood education.”
“A partnership of this scale gives us an opportunity to do something important—to transform education opportunities for our early learners and teachers,” commented Dr. Dan Yang, creator of VINCI. “Our partnership with NABSE will set a new standard for how organizations can work together towards a shared goal.”
During the NABSE’s Annual Conference, Dr. Yang will host a workshop where she will help teachers and educators learn ways that technology can enhance each student’s individual success. The workshop is titled, “Beyond Technology: Blended Learning for Preventing the Achievement Gap.”