Two Chicago-based digital education companies merge under Modern Teacher banner
The new organization will offer a continuum of products and services targeted for maximum impact on the instructional core>
CHICAGO, Ill. – April 2, 2015 – Today Modern Teacher, an educational professional services company pioneering digital convergence in the classroom, announced its merger with digedu Enterprises LLC, a leading provider of digital learning ecosystems, including the Lesson Engine and Classroom Cloud products. Both Chicago-based companies, the union builds on each organization’s rich heritage and proven track record of innovating new ways that the education space and today’s digital world integrate.
Retaining the name Modern Teacher, the new organization will offer a continuum of products and services targeted for maximum impact on the instructional core — where the student, teacher, and content intersect. “This is our sweet spot,” said Dr. Shawn K. Smith, president of Modern Teacher. “We are building a bold, ambitious solution to transform our current model of education by changing the end-user experience for teachers and students. A re-imagined instructional core binds today’s teachers, 21st century students, and digital content options into a personalized learning solution that truly transforms the K-12 classroom experience.”
“The merger with Modern Teacher is a game-changer,” said Charles Fred, formerly digedu CEO and now CEO of the new Modern Teacher. “They provide matchless expertise with district-level strategy for teaching effectiveness in a digital environment; coupled with the digedu technology, we can truly improve student engagement and achievement.”
Modern Teacher will continue to be headquartered in Chicago and has employees supporting customers throughout the U.S.