GAITHERSBURG, Md., (WiredPRNews.com) — The NEA’s Member Benefits Corporation (NEA MB) has announced a new partnership with TeachAde that will provide the NEA’s 3.2 million members access to the nation’s leading online collaborative community designed by educators for educators.
TeachAde will be integrated into the newly revamped NEA MB Web site to help members connect with each other, share best practices, and access invaluable resources with a click of the mouse. The collaboration is part of the Web site’s intentional focus on the most important subjects to members: Money, Everyday Living, Health and Wellness, Professional Resources and Travel and Leisure.
“Our goal is to partner with the best programs and services to engage and support our members,” said Mark Stevens, vice president of Professional & Web Solutions, NEA Member Benefits. “Partnering with TeachAde will help educators connect with one another on a personal and immediate level about important topical issues such as National Board Certification, 21st-century skills and curriculum and instruction. TeachAde provides our members with a means to easily share their expertise, resources and tools with colleagues across the county.”
TeachAde, which currently has over 17,000 educator participants, enables educators to collaborate within grades and subjects and across schools, districts and states. For example, through TeachAde, the best math teacher in California is able to connect with and help a new math teacher in central Ohio. Once a teacher specifies their subject/grade, TeachAde’s robust database regularly sends useful and customized teacher-created resources directly to the educator. The NEA MB-TeachAde partnership provides NEA members access to a vast database of proven resources overnight and will ensure courses remain rigorous and engaging.
“As a special education teacher, I have found TeachAde to be an invaluable support tool, allowing me to reach out to other teachers in my school district as well as communicating with my students’ parents to keep them updated on their child’s progress,” said Donna Meyerhoeffer, special education teacher at Staunton River High School in Moneta, VA.
“Because each feature was designed and tested by educators, TeachAde’s interface is easy to use and intuitive,” said Michael Pearce, founding partner of TeachAde. “Collaborating with NEA MB allows us to go further to reach greater numbers of educators, which will increase the services to existing and future TeachAde members and demonstrates our commitment to improving teaching and learning.”
NEA members can access TeachAde through the new NEA MB Web site.
About NEA Member Benefits
The NEA is the nation’s largest professional organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. The NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 local chapters across the United States.
NEA MB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NEA charged with bringing additional value to Association membership by providing financial products and solutions tailored for NEA members and their families.
About TeachAde : http://www.teachade.com
TeachAde (www.teachade.com) is the first interactive website for educators that gives them the ability to create search and share resources to enhance their teaching and professional development as well as network with other teachers. Powered by Web 2.0 second-generation, internet technology which permits online collaboration and information sharing, the site is designed to improve education by enabling teacher communities to communicate and share resources online. TeachAde is available to teachers, college professors, college students and home schoolers for free, with full functionality provided to members following a simple online sign-up process. The TeachAde search function is also available to non-members as are several other valuable TeachAde tools. Commercial members display the brands and trademarks when participating in the TeachAde community. TeachAde is a division of Ed Tech Ventures, LLC. Investor funding has been provided by Robert Potamkin, Chairman of the Potamkin Companies.