ThinkCERCA Wins $250,000 Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We're excited to announce that we're expanding ThinkCERCA's online tools and lesson library, with the help of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $250,000 grant will help us build out an online library of lessons for students in grades 4-8.

The foundation's Literacy Courseware Challenge awarded grants to organizations that are using adaptive digital learning tools to extend teachers' reach. ThinkCERCA delivers the tools and content teachers need to design personalized critical thinking lessons, engage students in peer-to-peer collaboration through argumentation, and track student progress in expressing critical thinking across disciplines.

Through the new grant, we will also host a CERCAthon for master teachers to create and share lessons. Educators can apply to attend the event by visiting bit.ly/Cercathon.

Read the official press release via PR Newswire >>

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Claire Podulka

Claire Podulka

Claire has spent her career managing content creation of every possible sort, from print textbooks to marketing collateral to a travel blog. Having worked with major educational publishers and mobile companies, she brings project management and editorial expertise to her role at ThinkCERCA.

Claire has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a PMP certificate from the Project Management Institute.