Friday, September 12, 2008

Sylvan Dell Publishing Awards Educational Resource Grants to Schools in Georgia

Children’s book publisher Sylvan Dell has passionately pursued its mission of “bringing science and math to children through literature.” Now, they are reaching out to schools and school districts nationwide with an unprecedented educational resource grant offer, and Georgia schools have already reaped the benefits.

The grant is for a free, one-year site license, providing unlimited access to all 35 Sylvan Dell eBooks, featuring flipviewer technology with selectable English and Spanish text and audio. The license can be used on all school computers and may be placed on secure school websites, enabling students and their families to log in and have access from their homes.

An easy online grant application is available at: www.SylvanDellPublishing.com/ResourceGrant.htm.

The rapid response in Georgia has been impressive. So far, the following schools in the state have been awarded the Sylvan Dell Publishing educational resource grant:

John Hope Elementary, Atlanta
Banks County Elementary School, Homer
Ben Hill Elementary School, Fitzgerald
Berrien Elementary, Nashville
Burke Elementary, Macon
Julia P. Bryant, Statesboro
Calhoun Elementary School, Calhoun
St. Mary's Elementary, St. Mary's
Carrollton Elementary, Carrollton
Joseph Knox Elementary, Canton
Whitehead Elementary, Athens
Kilpatrick Elementary, Jonesboro
Clinch County Primary School, Homerville
Big Shanty Elementary, Kennesaw
Eastside Elementary, Douglas
Sunset Elementary School, Moultrie
Grovetown Elementary, Grovetown
Cook Elementary School, Sparks
White Oak Elementary, Newnan
Black's Mill Elementary, Dawsonville
Beula Elementary, Douglasville
Marlow Learning Center, Guyton
Armuchee Elementary School, Rome
Cumming Elementary, Cumming
Hillside Elementary School, Roswell
St. Simons Elementary, St. Simons Island
Belwood Elementary School, Calhoun
Shiver School, Cairo
Union Point Elementary, Union Point
Level Grove Elementary, Cornelia
Ola Elementary, McDonough
Jefferson Academy, Jefferson
Jenkins County Elementary, Millen
Lyman Hall Elementary, Hinesville
Macon County, Oglethorpe
Hull-Sandford Elementary, Hull
Morgan County Primary School, Madison
Coker Elementary, Chatsworth
OES, Watkinsville
Oglethorpe County Primary School, Lexington
Jasper Elementary, Jasper
Northside Elementary, Cedartown
Holy Spirit Preperatory School, Atlanta
Terrell Academy, Dawson
Notre Dame, Duluth
Christian Heritage School, Dalton
Tattnall Square Academy, Macon
St. Peter Claver Regional Catholic School, Decatur
East Cobb Christian School, Marietta
Imagine Wesley International Academy, Atlanta
Chathan Academy, Savannah
St. John Nuemann Regional Catholic School, Lilburn
Mohammed Schools of Atlanta, Atlanta
Randolph County Elementary, Cuthbert
CJ Hicks Elementary School, Conyers
Thunderbold Elementary Marine Science Program, Savannah
Social Circle Elementary, Social Circle
Reidsville Elementary, Reidsville
Garrison-Pilcher, Thomasville
Omega Elementary School, Omega
Center Elementary, Waycross
Webster County Elementary, Preston
Antioch Elementary, Dalton

Sylvan Dell picture books with science, math and nature themes excite children’s imaginations through fun stories, vibrant artwork and a 3-5 page “For Creative Minds” educational section in the back of each book. But that is just the start…what really makes the books unique, is their tremendous amount of free, online educational material available for cross-curricular learning, including: 30-80 page Teaching Activities, Interactive Reading and Math Quizzes, and much more.

They have 57 authors and illustrators on the Sylvan Dell team and their 35 titles have been honored as nominees, finalists, or winners of more than 50 book awards. Sylvan Dell eBooks are wonderful for use with in-classroom projection or interactive whiteboards (Smartboards) and are ideal for Spanish language classes and ESL students at all grade levels.

The educational component has been a priority at Sylvan Dell from the beginning. “We hope that school district and school curriculum folks will take a hard look at our picture books and free online resources and appreciate that we are creating content and technologies to help them in the classroom,” says Sylvan Dell co-founder Lee German. “What we have created is a set of serious tools for teachers and parents to use to both entertain and teach their children. We don’t want to be just another picture book publisher. We want to be loved for our products and our commitment to excellence, and we want to be part of the education solution.”
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