Pearson launches online platform to help students for English language exams

New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) Learning company Pearson on Wednesday launched an online platform to help students prepare for English language exams.

The platform ‘Pearson Classroom’ will provide institutes/schools with teacher management, student enrolments, timetabling, fully online or in-classroom teaching tools, activity and course creation, the company said in a statement.

‘Tens of thousands of students appear for high stake English language tests every year in order to realise their dreams of an overseas education. Given the current situation, educational institutes need to be accustomed with online resources that can deliver a one-stop solution for high stakes English exam preparation,’ it said.

 ‘To bridge this gap, Pearson Classroom will not only assist students with practice, assessments and mock tests but also help teachers overcome the challenges of online delivery with quality teaching and learning content, proven methodologies, and skill-building,’ the statement added.

The platform is powered by E2Language, a popular

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Toronto Pearson Enhances Commitment to Healthy Airport by Partnering with CleanSlate UV

TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2020 /CNW/ — Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which operates and maintains Toronto Pearson, is excited to announce the deployment of a new technology as part of their “Healthy Airport” commitment. The GTAA will be installing CleanSlate UV Sanitizers, an innovative technology that uses hospital-grade UV light to sanitize objects like cell phones, wallets, keys and other potential germ-carrying items commonly found in airports.

“The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is committed to a science-based approach that prioritizes the health and wellbeing of passengers and airport workers. That starts with using proven technology and expertise, backed by a record of success in the healthcare field,” said Deborah Flint, President and CEO, GTAA. “CleanSlate’s UV technology is another valuable layer of protection in our Healthy Airport transformation, maintaining our commitment to stringent hygiene and sanitation protocols.”

“We are excited to be a part of the GTAA’s innovative

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Goodwin Aademy teacher Kirsty Gaythwaite wins silver in Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category of Pearson National Teaching Awards

A surprise tea party was laid on for a Dealteacher who has earned accolade for her commitment to changing the lives of the children she works with.

Kirsty Gaythwaite received her silver award in the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category of the Pearson National Teaching Awards.

Goodwin Academy teacher Kirsty Gaythwaite bumps elbows with principal Simon Smith in celebration of receiving a silver award in the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category of the Pearson National Teaching Awards
Goodwin Academy teacher Kirsty Gaythwaite bumps elbows with principal Simon Smith in celebration of receiving a silver award in the Outstanding New Teacher of the Year category of the Pearson National Teaching Awards

Selected from thousands of nominations, the Goodwin Academy teacher is one of just 76 silver award winners across the country.

She is now in with a chance of winning just 14 gold awards later in the year, in a programme which will be broadcast on the BBC.

Ms Gaythwaite initially joined the school as a learning support assistant to help vulnerable pupils, but was quickly identified as having a

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U of T rolls out the virtual welcome mat for 2020 cohort of Pearson scholars

One by one, faces from across the planet popped up on the screen.

The new University of Toronto students, all recipients of the university’s prestigious Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship, were participating in a virtual reception on Zoom in anticipation of their eventual arrival on campus when COVID-19 travel restrictions allow.

U of T President Meric Gertler extended a warm welcome to the students, taking note of the unusual circumstances.

“You’re beginning your university education in an extraordinarily challenging and unusual time in our history,” he said, “and, I have to say, after reading your very impressive biographies, I know that you are more than equal to the challenge. 

“The University of Toronto is ready to help you make the most of this opportunity.”

The scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and creativity, and who are recognized as leaders within their school. It also emphasizes recipients’ 

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The Pearson Teacher Education & Leadership Academy

The start of a new school year is a great time to sharpen your professional teaching skills with the latest offering from Pearson. The Teacher Education & Leadership Academy (TELA) builds on Pearson’s professional learning programs for K–12 and English as a Foreign Language teachers. The programs offer training that can be used for self-study, taken with a virtual instructor, or delivered as a blended program with face-to-face sessions. 

Why choose a TELA program? 

Our TELA Professional learning programs offer a breadth of content – from foundational evidence-based practices, to cutting-edge topics that teachers face today. There is a choice of formats to choose from, including short bite-sized modules, as well as more in-depth training. This offers a variety of ways to learn and upskill, with courses that fit into their schedules and suit their preferred ways of learning.

World-class subject matter experts, content developers, efficacy professionals and instructional designers

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Pearson overcomes investor ire to hire new CEO with big pay packet

By Kate Holton

LONDON (Reuters) – Shareholders in educational publisher Pearson <PSON.L> sanctioned the appointment of former Disney executive Andy Bird as CEO on Friday, accepting the need for a multimillion-pound pay packet to secure his services.

The British company had to get the backing of shareholders to offer Bird a co-investment opportunity worth up to $9.3 million, a move it said was necessary to secure a “rare” talent whose experience fitted with Pearson’s requirements.

Of votes cast, 67% backed the move and Bird will take over as chief executive on Oct. 19.

“During this process, we have undertaken extensive engagement with our shareholders, in which Andy has been recognised as an outstanding candidate,” Sidney Taurel, Chair of Pearson, said.

Although Bird does not have direct experience in education, he has been on Pearson’s board since May and helped develop Disney’s direct-to-consumer strategy.

Pearson has endured a tumultuous four years

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3 “Strong Buy” Stocks That Are Flirting With a Bottom

In the investing game, it’s not only about what you buy; it’s about when you buy it. One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around the Street, “buy low” is touted as a tried-and-true tactic.Sure, the strategy seems simple. Stock prices naturally fluctuate on the basis of several factors like earnings results and the macro environment, amongst others, with investors trying to time the market and determine when stocks have hit a bottom. In practice, however, executing on this strategy is no easy task.On top of this, given the volatility that has ruled the markets over the last few weeks, how are investors supposed to gauge when a name is flirting with a bottom? That’s where the Wall Street pros come in.These expert stock pickers have identified three compelling tickers whose current share prices land close to

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Pearson Named to FORTUNE Change the World List of Most Admired Companies

HOBOKEN, N.J., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Pearson, the world’s learning company, today announced its inclusion on the 2020 FORTUNE “Change the World” list. FORTUNE’s annual “Change the World” list is intended to showcase the power of capitalism to improve the human condition by identifying companies that have made an important social or environmental impact through their profit-making strategy and operations. 

Pearson was selected for its work offering the GED high school equivalency credential across the globe, its recent social bond that raised funds to support Connections Academy virtual schools and other programs that support disadvantaged learners, and its work to expand access to the BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) vocational qualification certification for women in Africa.

“Pearson’s purpose is to help people make progress in their lives through learning and a key factor to achieve this is integrating a comprehensive social impact plan into our business

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Pearson splashes out to secure former Disney exec Bird as CEO

LONDON (Reuters) – Education publisher Pearson PSON.L has tapped Andy Bird as its next chief executive, turning to a media veteran who helped build Walt Disney’s DIS.N consumer online business to complete its tricky digital transformation.

FILE PHOTO: Caidence Miller, a 4th grader at Cottage Lake Elementary, works with his grandmother Chrissy Brackett as they try to figure out how to navigate an online learning system. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo

The British company, which has endured a tumultuous four years as it adapts from selling textbooks to online courseware, said it had agreed to pay more than normal to secure such a “rare” talent whose experience fits with Pearson’s requirements.

Bird will replace John Fallon, who cut thousands of jobs and sold off assets in response to a string of profit warnings during his more than seven years in charge of the world’s biggest education group.

The new CEO will receive

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Pearson: Vital Signs report points to need for immediate action from all of us

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Titled Be the Change, it not only serves as a roadmap for change in the midst of COVID-19 but a call to action for each of us, not just our leaders. Far more Londoners are vulnerable than at this point two years ago. Our failure to sufficiently act in the past has resulted in a more protracted challenge, one requiring every Londoner and organization to alter permanently things we were too willing to accept previously.

It is one thing to flatten the curve, but another entirely to transform our community. Just how can we come together to create greater equity, equality, opportunity, stability and safety for all our citizens, especially those in the most vulnerable conditions? That is the task before us. This pandemic did not cause such problems, merely magnified them, but it has highlighted not only our need to act, but revealed the inner strength

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