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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

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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

2014 Frontiers in Education Conference

Victoria Van Voorhis

by Victoria Van Voorhis on Oct 20, 2014 9:14:47 AM

Second Avenue Learning is pleased to announce that Professor David Simkins, our colleague from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will be presenting a joint paper on the Martha Madison project at the 2014 Frontiers in Education Conference. The conference, held this year in Madrid, draws together professionals from a wide variety of fields, for the purpose of furthering innovations in STEM, with a special focus on engineering education.

Back to School Apps: Quacktions!

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by Second Avenue Learning on Aug 26, 2014 10:58:23 AM

Now that it's officially back-to-school season, we are excited to announce that we have a brand new math app to share: Quacktions!

Second Avenue Software, Inc. Announces Minority Investment by American Public Education, Inc. in Support of Student Engagement and Successful Learning Outcomes

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by Second Avenue Learning on Aug 4, 2014 7:44:47 AM

 

Brian Regan Joins Second Avenue Learning as Lead Game Producer

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by Second Avenue Learning on Jun 2, 2014 9:23:04 AM

 

ROCHESTER, NY-- Second Avenue Learning is pleased to announce that Brian Regan has joined the company as Lead Game Producer. Brian brings to Second Avenue an extensive background in the gaming industry with almost 20 years of experience in Product Development and Quality Assurance.

Brian is an avid gamer and has shipped hundreds of titles across all platforms; these titles include: “Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff”, “Double Dragon Neon” and “Blastworks”. Brian has also successfully managed complex licensing relationships with companies such as Disney, Universal, Columbia, Paramount, Comedy Central and Cartoon Network.

Prior to joining Second Avenue, Brian was the Senior Producer of Product Development at Majesco Entertainment in Edison, NJ.

“The addition of Brian to the Second Avenue team will support Second Avenue’s drive to take educational games to the next level” said Victoria Van Voorhis, Second Avenue’s Chief Executive Officer. “Brian’s experience and dedication to developing engaging products is a perfect fit with the Second Avenue culture.”

For Media:

Emma Bliss
emma@secondavenuelearning.com
585.419.6530 x100

John Jordan Joins Second Avenue Learning as Product Owner

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by Second Avenue Learning on May 1, 2014 10:41:38 AM

ROCHESTER, NY-- Second Avenue Learning is pleased to announce that John Jordan has joined the company as Product Owner. John brings to Second Avenue an extensive background in strategic planning, acquisition skills, and product development.

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