The syndicated Profiles series recently featured SFL.
The Source for Learning (SFL) is a nonprofit company taking a unique approach to America’s education crisis. While others work on long-term systemic reform, SFL focuses on providing immediate benefits that, cumulatively, will produce transformative change. We do this by pairing sound instructional design, embedded professional development, and online technologies appropriate to the educational challenge at hand.
SFL’s master teachers, child development experts, and researchers develop high-quality, accessible, interactive content for use by teachers and parents of children from birth through grade 12.
The content is delivered through five online services. PreschoolFirst and GrowUpLearning improve school readiness in early learning settings and at home; TeachersFirst offers K-12 classroom teachers thousands of resources to enrich teaching and learning; TeachersAndFamilies helps parents help their school-age children learn more productively; and SFLBroadband provides 4G wireless access to teachers in those areas where SFL holds EBS licenses.
We’ve been doing this for over 30 years. The Source for Learning is organizationally and financially stable, our reach is nationwide—and we are effective. Research shows that our approach works; our services win awards; our staff are among the leaders and presenters at high-profile conferences; and users access our content about a million times a month.
But some things have not changed. Our staff always works at the leading edge of innovation in both education and technology. Our Board of Directors continues to support the organization as it moves forward. And, most importantly, the company remains mission-driven, dedicated to helping children by promoting excellence in learning.
Source for Learning’s services—many offered at no charge—are supported in several ways: through subscriptions to some of our services; by royalties from our broadband channels’ excess capacity—and, in great measure, by donations from generous individuals and organizations.
While we’ve accomplished much, there is more to do. SFL seeks mutually beneficial partnerships to expand programs and services and increase awareness, access and affordability. We can offer a corporate partner an opportunity to enhance their visibility, increase their credibility and expand their market share.
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