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Second Avenue Learning Expands Leadership Team with Two New Hires

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by Second Avenue Learning on Dec 14, 2016 11:02:01 AM

Rochester-based interactive media company welcomes director of strategic partnerships and vice president of technology

Rochester, N.Y. (December 14, 2016) – Second Avenue Learning, a leader in the design and development of serious games and interactives for K-12, higher education and corporate markets, welcomes Director of Strategic Partnerships Laura Boothroyd and Vice President of Technology Richard Carey to its expanding team. In these new roles, Boothroyd and Carey will support the growing capabilities and services at Second Avenue Learning, and expand the company’s footprint to cover the greater Boston and New York City areas.

“We are always looking for new ways to support educators and learners,” said Victoria Van Voorhis, founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning. “The cumulative depth of knowledge that Laura and Richard have in education, professional development, gaming and technology will bolster our efforts to reimagine and improve learning.”


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Second Avenue Learning Teams Up with Nonprofit, iCivics, Through K-12 Presidential Election Program

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by Second Avenue Learning on Jul 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Second Avenue Learning, a leader in the design and development of serious games for education, announces its partnership with iCivics, a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive learning resources. Together, the organizations will deliver innovative election-related content to K-12 teachers and students.

“As this partnership demonstrates, we are serious about strengthening civic learning in education through engaging digital resources,” said Victoria Van Voorhis, founder and CEO of Second Avenue Learning. “As a part of our initiative, we are thrilled to contribute to iCivics, a key player in promoting democratic knowledge and skills among students.”

The partnership will enable teachers to support iCivics’ mission to improve civics through a purchase of Second Avenue Learning’s Voters Ed program. iCivics will receive 30 percent of the proceeds of every Voters Ed program purchased using a unique promo code. In addition, teachers purchasing the program between July 20 and August 20, 2016 will receive a 20 percent discount.

Cricket Media and Second Avenue Learning Launch Collaborative US Election Experience

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by Second Avenue Learning on Jun 28, 2016 1:56:57 PM

WHO: Cricket Media, an education media company and Global Learning Network, in partnership with Second Avenue Learning.

WHAT: A collaborative US election experience for students aged 12-18. The project matches classrooms in remote locations via Cricket’s ePals Global Community and the Second Avenue Learning app, to collaborate and exchange cultural and political information and to study the process and history of electing a US president.  Students share their opinions and debate topics, learn about the electoral college and use the app to create state-by-state election prediction maps.

WHEN: Available now

ISTE 2016: Second Avenue Learning and BrainPOP® Offer Free Voters Ed Trial with New Partnership

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by Second Avenue Learning on Jun 28, 2016 9:09:22 AM

Rochester, N.Y. (June 27, 2016) – Second Avenue Learning, a leader in the design and development of serious games for education, announces its partnership with BrainPOP®, a creator of award-winning educational animated movies, learning games, playful assessments, interactive quizzes and more. In this partnership, the companies seek to provide engaging content to educators teaching K-12 students about the election process.

The 2016 Presidential election is a remarkable one.

Victoria Van Voorhis

by Victoria Van Voorhis on May 10, 2016 1:42:01 PM

"An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Serious Play Recognizes Second Avenue Learning with Games Award; CEO to Speak at Conference

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by Second Avenue Learning on Jul 15, 2015 12:57:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rochester, NY – Second Avenue Learning has received a Bronze Award from the International Serious Play Competition for its Martha Madison physical science game suite. The competition recognizes outstanding game titles that deliver high quality engagement and learning opportunities for students, and is held in conjunction with the annual Serious Play Conference at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Martha Madison games support middle school science instruction through videogame style problem-based learning. Each game introduces key science content through collaborative play, while also offering students the opportunity to build their own game levels using science and engineering principles. The games have been shown to be particularly effective with girls as well as students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Second Avenue Software Awarded a National Science Foundation Phase IIB SBIR Grant

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by Second Avenue Learning on Jul 1, 2015 6:21:37 AM

Grant will support development of the Martha Madison Serious Game Suite for Physical Science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Second Avenue Learning Celebrates the International Year of Light!

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by Second Avenue Learning on Feb 3, 2015 11:33:05 AM

If you drive around Rochester, New York long enough, you are bound to run into an optics or imaging corporation. There are the giants, of course: Xerox Corp., Bausch & Lomb, Inc., and Eastman Kodak. Rochester is also home to around 50 small and midsized optics companies, which produce everything from optic technologies for motor vehicle sensor systems to the lenses of the Hubble telescope. The study of light, and all its many applications, has been a part of Rochester’s history for over 150 years.

Second Avenue Learning named 2014 SIIA Innovation Incubator Runner-Up for Most Innovative

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by Second Avenue Learning on Dec 10, 2014 7:49:34 AM

For Immediate Release

Second Avenue Learning launches Martha Madison

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by Second Avenue Learning on Oct 24, 2014 1:22:12 PM

For Immediate Release

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