itslearning, inc. opened its doors for the first time in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, marking a truly historic day for the organization and its employees. With more than a dozen locations throughout the world including London, Paris, and Berlin, Atlanta now joins Boston as the organization's second US-based location.
As part of the festivities, itslearning held a 'Grand Opening' for local businesses, surrounding school districts, and educators, parents, and students from Forsyth County Schools. In addition to being home to the new office, Forsyth County is also host to one of itslearning's largest US-based implementations. "We couldn't be more thrilled to be located in Forsyth County," said itslearning USA President Travis Willard. "We look forward to being as involved with the community and local businesses as we are the school district and today was the first step towards making that a reality," he added.
Guests were treated to a traditional barbecue lunch from local favorite, Jim N' Nick's, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony, door prizes and giveaways, and of course, a large slice of cake for all in attendance.
An award ceremony involving Marketing students from Forsyth County's, Lambert High School helped round out the day's activities. Several students participated in an 'Ad Campaign Contest,' developing print ads about itslearning for an education-based publication. Winning entries were awarded scholarships, including $1,000 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place. Brian DeRose, Marketing Teacher and DECA Advisor at Lambert High School commented, "It's been an amazing experience. It's not everyday my students get to participate in these types of real world, business-related activities. What a fantastic opportunity!"
itslearning plans to host similar 'Open House' events on a quarterly basis throughout the year, showcasing outstanding work from teachers and students who are using the personalized learning platform.
Posted on December 19, 2013
by Andy Ryff filed under