Learn21 Offers Online Learning Options When Inclement Weather Keeps Kids Home

December 07, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As snow blankets West Virginia this winter, parents need only turn to the Internet and Learn21 to help their children learn and entertain them, too, while schools are closed. Learn21, the West Virginia Department of Education’s online learning website, offers students and parents learning resources that can be accessed 24 hours a day. The site includes grade specific information from pre-k through Grade 12 in social studies, science and math.

“The content on Learn21 is such that students can use it to review content taught in class, practice work they are currently learning or move forward and learn new things,” said West Virginia Deputy Superintendent Jorea Marple. “Learn21 allows us to extend learning beyond the school day in a fun yet informative manner. Learn21 allows students to learn while they play.”

Learn21, created last spring with 32 math resources for students in grades preK-12, now includes hundreds of social studies, science and math offerings. New resources are added monthly with the help of 60 educators and technology integration specialists. The site is to be expanded further to include language arts and reading tools, fine arts, health, and career and technical education.

For more information, contact Donna Landin at (304) 558-3199, visit the site at http://wvde.state.wv.us/learn21, or contact the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.

--The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is committed to ensuring all students in the state are college and career ready when they graduate from a public school. What West Virginia students are learning in school exceeds national and international standards. Through the WVDE’s 21st century learning plan called “Global21: Students deserve it. The world demands it.,” West Virginia is seeing better student performance on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2); the SAT and the ACT, college entrance exams; the job skills assessment called Work Keys given to career and technical education students; and in a high school graduation rate that exceeds the national average.

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