For Immediate Release
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LCSI LENDS A HAND TO EDUCATION AT THIS
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 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
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
About Virtue Foundation - Katrina Education Initiative 2006
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
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
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