Expanding educational opportunity through the innovative use of technology is something OtterBox has supported for a long time, both as a company and through OtterCares.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology and education go hand-in-hand in today's classrooms. OtterBox®, the No. 1-most trusted case brand for smartphones in the United States, is once again proud to support iSchool Initiative's Digital Learning Revolution (DLR) Tour as the official sponsor of this grassroots movement for change in education.*
iSchool Initiative (iSi) is dedicated to revolutionizing the U.S. education system through innovative technology. OtterBox shares the goal of inspiring educators to reform the American education system and promote a new and creative culture of lifelong learning.
As part of the sponsorship, OtterBox provides financial support for the tour and protective case solutions for educators participating in DLR Tour events. OtterBox Defender Series® protective cases for tablet devices have been keeping investments safe and students connected for years, and the company's charitable arm, the OtterCaresSM Foundation, provides grants for educational technology programs.
"Expanding educational opportunity through the innovative use of technology is something OtterBox has supported for a long time, both as a company and through OtterCares," said OtterBox CEO Brian Thomas. "Partnering with iSi for the DLR Tour is an excellent way to make an impact in classrooms across the country, and we're excited to help great teachers implement forward-thinking technology. Investing in educating and preparing our next generation is not just the role of parents and teachers. Corporations, universities, governments and communities all need to work together to have the greatest impact."
More than 40,000 school administrators, teachers and students will receive training from the iSi team through keynotes, workshops, panel discussions, consultations and conference events during the 2014 DLR Tour.
To help motivate teachers and administrators to go digital in their classrooms, the iSi team first introduces their "students-teaching-teachers" approach to share a new perspective in learning. This technique supplies answers as to why more technology should be incorporated in the classroom while instructing teachers how to use mobile devices to optimize learning. The DLR tour also covers many of the practical aspects of deploying new technologies in schools.
"This year we are dedicating the months of April and May to help district leaders build their plans for mobile integration with our District Leadership Events," said Nikola Kolev, vice president of operations for iSi. "We spend an entire day of strategic planning with district leaders and by the end of the day, decision makers walk away with a clear picture of what it takes to go 1:1. Our partnership with OtterBox helps make these crucial planning sessions a success."
For more information, visit otterbox.com and ischoolinitiative.org.
Founded in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox® has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.** Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for handheld technology protect, connect and enable a mobile world. OtterBox has been a six-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.
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* No. 1-most trusted case brand source: The NPD Group/U.S. Consumer Tracking Service, 1/2011 – 12/2013
** No. 1-selling smartphone case source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold 1/2012-12/2013
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