sitesALIVE! is pleased to announce a partnership with FasTracKids International, Ltd., to distribute Ocean Challenge Live! program content in centers and schools around the world. FasTracKids has been providing children with unique educational experiences since 1998.

FasTracKids supports children and families in the development of the whole child by teaching the Five Advantages of Learning:  skills for critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and confidence. Their centers and school programs teach a varied curriculum emphasizing basic skills to approximately 125,000 children, ages 1- 8 across 50+ countries in pre-school, after-school and in-school programs.

Since the early 1990s, sitesALIVE! has produced programs for K12 linking adventures, expeditions, and global field research stations with classrooms. As part of founder Rich Wilson’s passion for learning and education, he has designed and administered live, interactive, full semester, curricular-based education programs for over 25 years. To hear it in Rich’s words: “As a math teacher in the Boston Public Schools in the ’70s, I saw that real world problem sets were far more interesting to my students than the textbooks. With sitesALIVE!, when the kids are linked to an adventure, with uncertain outcome, and real world drama, they pay attention, and then the science, geography and math flow freely.”

CEO Nancy M. Faunce says that her program leaders around the world are excited about the partnership. “FasTracKids prides itself on offering children interactive education experiences. With sitesALIVE, our children will be able to go on a live sailing adventure with Skipper Rich. Together we can integrate topics such as oceanography, natural science with this real-world experience.”

Skipper Rich Wilson said “Our programs have been oriented to older kids in the past. Through this partnership, we can now reach a younger group. I look forward to interacting with FasTracKids from around the globe.”

About FasTracKids International – Founded in 1998, FasTracKids is a proven innovator in early childhood education worldwide. Using programs designed for children 6 months to 8 years old, FasTracKids provides an international educational advantage by encouraging children to discover a love of learning in a fun and interactive setting. FasTracKids utilizes revolutionary technology to reinforce a child’s communication, creativity, confidence, critical thinking and collaboration skills that will carry over into the home and school settings. FasTracKids International headquarters is located in Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA. For more information, go to fastrackids.com.

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