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The Riverdeep Family

The Riverdeep family represents more than 50 years of expertise in the education and productivity industry. To our flagship product, Destination Success, we have added four of the most respected names in education and have integrated them into a rich, online learning experience that includes math, science, language arts, critical thinking, social studies, early learning, and special needs. In addition, we have added The Learning Company, Broderbund, and Edmark products. The Learning Company brings to Riverdeep its outstanding education software brands such as Reader Rabbit, Carmen Sandiego, Cluefinders, The Oregon Trail, and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. Broderbund publishes and distributes some of the all time best-selling consumer software such as The Print Shop and PrintMaster.

Destination Success
Destination Success is a proven teaching approach that gives educators the award-winning tools and training they need to provide effective, individualized, standards-based reading and math instruction for each student, producing measurable results in as little as 90 days. Destination Success helps teachers effectively individualize instruction in a real-world classroom. It allows teachers to improve whole group instruction, while providing custom-tailored tutorials for each individual student. By closely linking direct, explicit instruction with ongoing, standards-based assessment, Destination Success enables teachers to maximize and accelerate student learning, so students do better in school - and on high- stakes tests.

Destination Success is a critically needed solution for bringing a diverse student population to the same high level of academic achievement in as little as 90 days. The Destination Success solution consists of Riverdeep’s award winning courseware, Destination Math and Destination Reading, learning management system and professional services. Destination Success empowers educators with both the tools and the training necessary to provide effective, standards-based instruction, and assessment. Destination Success provides teachers with the tools they need to effectively individualize instruction in a real-world classroom.

Destination Math
Destination Math is a complete, comprehensive mathematics program that teaches basic skills, math reasoning, conceptual understanding, and problem solving. The seven courses move from assessments based on state standards to sequenced, prescriptive, step-by-step instruction in math skills. Validation studies from around the nation have proven Destination Math’s ability to rapidly boost student achievement in math.

Destination Reading
Riverdeep’s premier literacy offering, Destination Reading, was developed in 2001 with guidance from some of the nation’s leading reading experts. Destination Reading fully aligns with the Federal Reading First mandates and is scientifically research-based. The comprehensive literacy curriculum explicitly teaches phonics, decoding and comprehension skills in the context of a wide rage of authentic fiction, nonfiction, and environmental text. Students can use it everyday in the classroom and never do the same lesson twice!

 

Broderbund

Broderbund is a leading productivity and rich media software brand with more than 40 million users across its various product lines. Broderbund, acquired by Riverdeep in the fall of 2002, publishes and distributes some of the all time best-selling consumer software such as The Print Shop and PrintMaster. The Broderbund brand also includes software products for creating, managing, and sharing rich media content such as photos, video editing, and music.

 

The Learning Company

The Learning Company is a leading innovative, interactive consumer and school education software brand. The Learning Company product line, acquired by Riverdeep in September 2001, brings to Riverdeep outstanding education software brands such as Reader Rabbit, Carmen Sandiego, ClueFinders, Oregon Trail, and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. These brands complement Riverdeep’s comprehensive school portfolio as well as significantly expand Riverdeep’s penetration into the consumer marketplace.

 

Edmark

Edmark Corporation a pioneer in developing innovative and effective educational materials for students preK-6 and the special needs market for more than 30 years, was acquired by Riverdeep in September 2000. The Edmark line includes more than 50 award-winning cross-curricular software titles, including the famed House Series and Edmark Reading Program.