School Game Changer: Waterloo Catholic District School Board embraces e-learning by partnering with Binogi Canada
The Waterloo Catholic District School Board embraces multilingual online learning by partnering with the successful educational platform of Binogi Canada Ltd.
– Dr Jim Cummins
WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – As interest in online learning increases during the continuing pandemic, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) is planning for the future by being the first school board in Canada to partner with Binogi Canada Ltd. in its commitment to making learning accessible to all students. Binogi has grown to be one of the leading electronics technology companies offering a digital education platform in 10 languages ââused by more than one million students in 100 countries around the world.
From September 2021, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board will embark on a 3-year digital engagement project and help develop the best digital and multilingual teaching and learning materials possible for all students and educators. The Digital Engagement Project involves both research and continued development of Binogi’s multilingual learning platform. This project will involve 5,400 students, as well as their teachers, school principals, educational advisers, superintendents and parents to make learning accessible to all. Students will have access to video lessons in math and science in a variety of languages ââincluding English, French, Somali, Arabic, Tigrinya, and Dari.
âWe look forward to the journey ahead in meeting the needs of our learners and teachers,â said John Klein, Superintendent of Learning at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.
Binogi provides an interactive, multilingual digital learning platform that enables students to learn and engage in subject-specific content, regardless of their proficiency in the language of instruction. The mother tongue is seen as a resource and the language is a scaffolding for conceptual development. The multilingual learning resources built into Binogi create equitable and inclusive learning opportunities that make the program accessible to all students.
Dr. Jim Cummins of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, with over 40 years of academic experience, gives Binogi top marks for his platform. âPut simply, I was blown away by the ambition, comprehensiveness and rationale to help make the curriculum more accessible to new Canadians,â said Dr. Cummins. âBinogi increases access for all students, especially for those with learning gaps. He’s a game changer. Kudos to WCDSB for leading the way and striving to meet the evolving learning needs of the WCDSB community.
The WCDSB is now part of a growing international community of school boards and municipalities in Sweden, Germany and Finland that use Binogi on a daily basis. Binogi is not only used during the school day, but also at home when students practice and consolidate their learning or explore new concepts. Opportunities for parents to get involved in what their children are learning and to connect with school are enhanced through Binogi’s multilingual learning platform.
Stay tuned for more updates on Binogi’s partnership with WCDSB through the Digital Engagement Project.
Founded in 2011 by four entrepreneurs with backgrounds in education and social play, their vision was to present a true âentertainmentâ app by creating exciting educational content that delivers the same excitement and feel as the games kids play. . During the development of the platform, the team discovered that they had received an increase in learning outcomes for children with language difficulties, learning disabilities and children who were bored at school. . Today, Binogi has grown into one of the leading electronics technology companies providing a digital education platform in 10 languages ââused by more than one million students in 100 countries around the world. Following the success of their 2018 Canadian pilot, the Binogi platform is endorsed by eminent faculty at the University of Toronto and active in several schools across Canada. With its Canadian headquarters located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Binogi focuses on innovation to better support students, teachers and school districts / boards across Canada. To learn more about Binogi’s digital engagement project, download the Binogi app at try.binogi.ca or visit Binogi.ca.
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