LCSI Lends a Hand to Education at this year’s NECC
Montreal – June 12, 2006 – Logo Computer Systems Inc. (LCSI) is happy to announce an exciting new program in support of three education-related foundations, to take place at this year’s NECC Conference being held in San Diego, CA on July 4-7.
Like LCSI, all three foundations – DonorsChoose, OpenWorld Learning and Virtue Foundation –support educational initiatives that bring technology and students together to develop creative and inventive learning opportunities. In order to show their support of these foundations, LCSI will donate $5 for each conference attendee that comes to either of the two LCSI booth locations (#1728 and #1900) and takes part in a product demonstration. The attendee will then be able to choose one of the three organizations and have a donation made on their behalf. The goal of this exciting program is to raise both money for and awareness of the issue of technology and learning and ensure that students worldwide have access to all the necessary tools.
“We are thrilled to work with these three innovative foundations who support what LCSI so clearly believes in – the close connection between technology and learning, “says Susan Einhorn, President of LCSI. “Working together to create opportunities for students is what NECC is all about and ensuring that all students from all backgrounds have the best resources is something we are happy to be a part of.”
“A peaceful world is a world with less disparity and more opportunity, and the path to end global poverty starts with education. To empower our children to become leaders of tomorrow, we need to provide them with an education platform that answers the challenges of the 21st century and incorporates the proper technology,” says Dr. Joseph Salim, President & Executive Director of Virtue Foundation.
About Logo Computer Systems Inc.
LCSI was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. LCSI develops and markets a line of award winning constructivist educational products, including the critically acclaimed MicroWorlds line of school products, Enriched Math, Journal Zone and the My Make Believe family of early learning software. As an award-winning publisher of software for K-12 schools, LCSI is active around the world in major technology projects that are transforming education. For more information visit http://www.lcsi.ca
DonorsChooseSM is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that the public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials (such as books, software, etc.) or experiences their students need to learn. Donors get to choose which project they’d like to fund. For more information visit http://www.donorschoose.org
About OpenWorld Learning (OWL)
OWL offers an award-winning educational program in school computer labs that would otherwise sit locked and empty during after-school and summer hours. Over five years of work with children in Denver’s Latino community, OWL has designed a new educational model that turns school computer labs into powerful learning communities. For more information visit http://www.openworldlearning.org
About Virtue Foundation’s Louisiana Education Initiative
Virtue Foundation is undertaking an after-school laptop-based curriculum project for underprivileged children in the Baton Rouge area, particularly those displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In conjunction with the Media Lab at MIT, Virtue Foundation has developed an innovative curriculum on a one-laptop-per-child model pioneered by MIT Professor Seymour Papert and developed in collaboration with Profs. Klopfer and Machover. For more information visit https://virtuefoundation.org
NECC is annual technology conference presented by ISTE. It features hands-on workshops, lecture-format and interactive concurrent sessions, discussions with key industry leaders, and the largest educational technology exhibit in the world. For more information visit http://www.neccsite.org