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CHICAGO (August 2015) — ThinkCERCA, an online literacy platform designed to develop close reading, writing and critical thinking skills across curriculum, received public recognition from Bill Gates as a game-changing educational technology. In a blog post from August 16, 2015, Gates extolled ThinkCERCA’s success in advancing student achievement across curriculum, focusing on teachers and increasing collaboration throughout the learning process.
“ThinkCERCA helps teachers and students collaborate through every part of the process, from gathering notes to creating an outline to iterating on drafts,” Gates said in the blog. “The teacher is still working one on one with each student—but the online environment gives students more structure and enables them to get more input every step of the way.”
Not only does Gates advocate for the ThinkCERCA software, but he notes that the ThinkCERCA team’s background as educators allows them to focus on providing resources directly corresponding to teacher needs. As a result, he said, “teachers have more time, better information, and more options for how to act on that information.”
“Bill Gates is a premiere example of an entrepreneur who has used technology to improve the lives of people around the world,” said Eileen Murphy Buckley, CEO of ThinkCERCA. “His recognition of our product is a powerful sign that technology provides solutions to the problems we face in education today.”
To read the blog post, visit The Gates Notes blog.
ThinkCERCA’s personalized literacy platform helps teachers unleash students’ critical reading and writing powers. With nearly 200,000 students using its platform in 30 states and 130 countries, the company has partnered with prominent leaders in education, including Follett Corporation, and has been featured by The Atlantic, Education Week, and EdSurge. In July 2013, ThinkCERCA was the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Challenge grant, and in December 2012, graduated from the inaugural class of Impact Engine’s social impact accelerator. To learn more, please visit www.ThinkCERCA.com.