SMART Technologies and Tes announce online hub dedicated to inspiring greatness in students

EdTech leader partners with international community of teachers to provide tools and ideas for unlocking student potential

SAN ANTONIO --- June 26, 2017 -- SMART Technologies, a leading provider of collaboration solutions, is partnering with Tes to launch an online space (http:/tes.com/inspiringgreatness) that gives educators and education leaders tools and ideas for inspiring greatness and improving learning outcomes.

Tes is an organization dedicated to inspiring, connecting and supporting teachers by providing educators resources, and supporting them in their professional development. Tes.com is home to the world's largest online community of teachers, with over 8 million members.

SMART Technologies is a world leader in education technology, creating interactive displays and teaching and learning software purpose-built for classrooms. Like Tes, they are an organization dedicated to inspiring greatness by giving teachers and students the tools to enable their success.

The Inspiring Greatness hub brings together leading voices in education to give schools actionable insight on how to meet the challenge of unlocking student potential, and developing the unique greatness in every learner. Contributors to the hub include school leaders, classroom teachers, technology experts, education policy makers, and the founder of an international movement for youth empowerment.

Why inspiring greatness in students is a critical issue in education

The lead article of the hub is a rallying cry from Lord Jim Knight, Chief Education Adviser for Tes and former schools minister in the United Kingdom. In "Children can change the world – we just need to listen," Knight emphasizes the critical need to recognize the power of student voices, both in and out of the classroom.

"The only choice," writes Knight "is to educate people to believe in their voice, to be heard and to own the change they want. We face an uncertain future with huge challenges and can only overcome them if everyone contributes. Our responsibility as educators is to nurture that belief in every individual."

Helping students discover and develop that belief in themselves is the central purpose of the hub, and the tools and stories it contains. Articles cover topics like how to foster excellence in teaching, and the story of a Multi Academy Trust that turned around the performance of its member schools with the help of technology.

"We are extremely proud and excited to be partnering with Tes to launch this important resource," said Jeff Lowe, VP, Marketing at SMART Technologies. "We know that the right technology, used in the right way, has the power to transform teaching and learning. Our goal with this hub is to share tools, stories, and best practices for unlocking the potential in every student, teacher and school."

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To learn more about Tes, visit https://www.tes.com/ and follow them on Twitter (@tes).

About SMART Technologies Inc.

SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive classroom technology solutions. We are an innovator in software and interactive technologies that enable natural collaboration, helping every student and teacher discover and develop their greatness. To learn more, visit smarttech.com.

About SMART Solutions for Education

Nearly 70 million teachers and students around the world use SMART solutions for education to make learning more interactive, engaging, effective and fun. A consistent innovator and the inventor of the SMART Board® and SMART Learning Suite (featuring SMART amp™, SMART Lesson Activity Builder, SMART response® 2, and the world's most popular collaborative learning software, SMART Notebook®). With a full range of interactive displays, SMART helps students and teachers around the world achieve better learning outcomes. To learn more, visit smarttech.com/education.

About Tes

Tes is a digital education company committed to making teachers' lives easier. We represent one of the largest digital communities of any profession anywhere, connecting more than 8 million educators in 197 countries across the world. Teachers and schools come to tes.com for advice, opportunities and community, and we free them up to focus on what matters most – changing people's lives through education. For more information visit tes.com.

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Posted: June 26, 2017
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