Don’t miss your chance to apply for a $250 scholarship to attend the 2013 ACTFL Convention in Orlando, Florida this November. Vista Higher Learning and ACTFL are co-sponsoring a scholarship program which offers first time ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo attendees an opportunity to apply for a $250 scholarship. Vista Higher Learning knows how important it is for instructors to network with colleagues, attend meaningful sessions, and explore the latest language learning products available. This scholarship has been established to provide assistance with the expenses associated with attending the ACTFL Convention. Applications must be submitted to ACTFL by Wednesday,
July 10, 2013.
The 27-year-old Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) selected Vista Higher Learning, a specialized educational publisher of foreign language materials, as a finalist in two major categories of its 2013 CODiE Awards: Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution and Best Reading /English/ELL Instructional Institution.
Both award categories recognize the close integration of text, leading-edge technology, and authentic media made possible by Vista Higher Learning’s Supersite. This innovative online platform provides educational and teaching materials that tightly align with each of the publisher’s Spanish, French, German and Italian textbooks. With Supersite, students have instant access to video and audio components, dictionary and grammar resources and a wealth of practice exercises. Additionally, teachers are better able to implement programs with convenient online assessments, editable testing programs, English-translated video and audio scripts, grammar presentations and guidance for lesson plans, syllabi and oral testing. To learn more about Supersite, visit vistahigherlearning.com/new-supersite.
Janet Dracksdorf, President of Vista Higher Learning said, “We’re honored to be recognized by our industry’s technology leaders. To be recognized alongside such dynamic and important companies in these categories is a significant accomplishment in itself, further reinforcing our mission to create superior quality language programs that boldly integrate text, technology, and media.”
About the Award Nominations
The SIIA’s award for Best Postsecondary Course or Learning Management Solution recognizes the best teaching and learning platform designed for postsecondary educators to manage curriculum-based content, student usage, diagnostic and remediation programs and data management and reporting tools. The award for Best Reading /English/ELL Instructional Institution recognizes the best solution for language arts, reading, composition and language learning curricula and content for postsecondary students.
SIIA is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries worldwide. Its Education Division serves and represents more than 200 companies that provide technologies to address educational needs. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.
We are greatly saddened by the recent tragic events at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15. Our employees have been sharing heartening messages received from family, friends, teachers, and students from all over the globe, wishing us courage and goodwill. In turn, we’d like to reach out to those who were affected to let them know that they are in our thoughts and our hearts.
Our office directly overlooks Boylston Street, this traditionally famous sporting route. Fortunately, all of our employees are well. At such a difficult time, it reinforces our commitment to helping people communicate across languages and cultures. We are one world. Together, we will get through this dark period and emerge stronger on the other side.
Your Vista Higher Learning Team