LIVONIA–XanEdu, Inc., a provider of education content and curriculum services for K-12 and higher education, has announced partnerships with the University of Michigan and the Stand for Children Leadership Center to provide support services around the instructional materials required within the groundbreaking OER Great First Eight Curriculum.
With development headquartered at the University of Michigan, supported by philanthropic funding, the Great First Eight Curriculum is a groundbreaking, full-day, open educational resource curriculum being developed for children birth through eight.
The development project is led by renowned early literacy expert Nell K. Duke, with co-directors Claire Vallotton for infant through preschool and Marisha Humphries for preschool through grade two. Named one of the most influential education scholars in the U.S. in EdWeek, Duke has assembled a diverse team of among the greatest minds in early education and a vast network of partners, including XanEdu, to develop, pilot, and implement the curriculum. Designed for classrooms with a number of children from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, Great First Eight provides children with the education they need to thrive and create a more just and caring society.
XanEdu will provide the support of copyright research, content licensing, book publishing, sourcing instructional materials, print production and fulfillment services along with district order management and fulfillment support.
“Partnerships, like the one with XanEdu, are critical to the successful implementation of Great First Eight” said Nell Duke, executive director of Stand for Children’s Center for Early Literacy Success and professor at the University of Michigan. “XanEdu’s unique suite of solutions allowed us to quickly and efficiently provide the materials that schools need to implement Great First Eight successfully. XanEdu will continue to work with Great First Eight as we expand implementation to other age/grade levels to scale highly effective curriculum materials.”
To learn more about the Great First Eight Curriculum, visit www.greatfirsteight.org.
To learn more about how XanEdu’s services for content creators and business partnerships can benefit your organization, visit www.xanedu.com.
To learn more about Portland, Ore.-based Stand For Children and their mission to support education and equity, visit https://stand.org/.
To learn more about Innovation Partnerships and other technologies developed by UM researchers, visit https://innovationpartnerships.umich.edu/.