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Launching a new partnership with the NEA Foundation, Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), the leader in technology-based language-learning solutions, joined in honoring 38 of the nation's top educators at the NEA Foundation's annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, DC, on February 8. This summer, the honorees will spend extended time in Brazil as part of the NEA Foundation's Global Learning Fellowship Program. Rosetta Stone has provided them with the company's latest learning solution, TOTALe Pro, to help them learn Portuguese in advance of their trip.
The NEA Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala is an annual celebration that recognizes and promotes excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession through its Awards for Teaching Excellence. Now in its third year, the fellowship program offers award recipients the opportunity to build their competence to ensure that their students are prepared to live and work in today's rapidly globalizing world.
"Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients have attained the highest standards of the profession," said Harriet Sanford, President & CEO of the NEA Foundation. "We are proud to acknowledge their achievements and look forward to helping them continue to grow their knowledge by partnering with Rosetta Stone to provide Portuguese language training. We believe language is the road map to connecting with other cultures and is an important element towards building global understanding."
This year's fellows will utilize their Portuguese language training from Rosetta Stone on a ten-day professional development tour to Brazil. There they will learn more about the country's education system and acquire the necessary skills to integrate global competence into their classroom instruction and advance pedagogy in their schools.
Rosetta Stone provides solutions that are currently used in more than 20,000 K-12 schools, plus numerous colleges and universities worldwide. Rosetta Stone's solution is heralded for enabling educators to create a blended learning approach to sustain or bolster existing language programs.
"Recognizing and supporting educators as they prepare students for college and beyond is a centerpiece of the NEA Foundation mission. We share that commitment," said Judy Verses, President, Global Institutions at Rosetta Stone. "Together with the NEA Foundation, we hope to continue to raise awareness of the importance of language learning by enabling educators to experience the benefits first-hand."