FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 01.11.10
CDW Government LLC
CDW-G and Discovery Education Announce Win a Wireless Lab 2010 Sweepstakes2010 program will give away more than $150,000 in prizes; offers additional entry opportunities with Twitter
VERNON HILLS, Ill., and SILVER SPRING, Md. – January 11, 2010 – CDW Government LLC (CDW-G), a leading source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to educators and governments, and Discovery Education, the leader in digital video and multimedia-based learning, today announced the opening of the eighth annual "Win a Wireless Lab" sweepstakes. The program gives K-12 schools nationwide the opportunity to win one of three grand-prize 21st-century classrooms. Each classroom includes tablet or notebook computers, notebook cart, interactive whiteboard, student response system, projector, printer and document camera. CDW-G and Discovery Education also provide on-site training to all Win a Wireless Lab grand-prize winners.
To date, CDW-G and Discovery Education have awarded more than $2 million in educational technology to 23 schools natio nwide, enabling teachers to help students further develop 21st-century skills. The 2009 program generated a record 702,000 sweepstakes entries in just five months. The 2010 program gives eligible entrants additional opportunities to increase their chances of winning via Twitter. After entering at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/cdwg, entrants who post about the program on their Twitter accounts can receive an additional two entries per day, for a total of three entries per day.
"As 21st-century classroom technology becomes more sophisticated, moving from simple Internet access to interactive whiteboards and student response systems, it is important that classrooms are outfitted with the latest technology to prepare students for their educational lives beyond K-12 classrooms," said Bob Kirby, vice president for K-12 sales, CDW-G. "Through the Win a Wireless Lab program, we strive to provide students and faculty with the t ech tools that they need to succeed today and tomorrow."
In addition to the hardware technology included in the 21st-century classroom, Discovery Education will award a $5,000 digital media grant to the three grand-prize winning schools to enable a more engaging learning environment.
"Today's students live in a digital world, and should not have to 'power down' when they enter school," said Mary Rollins, vice president, Discovery Education. "The Win a Wireless Lab grand prizes include digital content and technologies that empower teachers to engage students in learning, and ultimately, help each child live up to their fullest academic potential."
The sweepstakes opened on January 4, and entries will be accepted through May 3, 2010. CDW-G and Discovery Education encourage public and private school teachers, administrators, and school and district technology specialists to enter every day during the contest period:
Each of the three grand-prize winners will receive a 21st-century classroom valued at approximately $40,000, including:
CDW-G and Discovery Education will award an NEC video projector monthly from the pool of entrants collected eac h month of the sweepstakes period. In addition to the three grand-prize winners and monthly drawings, CDW-G and Discovery Education will award:
Winners will be announced in summer 2010. A complete list of rules is available online at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/cdwg. In addition, educators can participate in the Win a Wireless Lab community online at http://twitter.com/WinWirelessLab and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Win-a-Wireless-Lab/188603259245.
A wholly owned subsidiary of CDW LLC, ranked No. 41 on Forbes ' list of America's Largest Private Companies, CDW Government LLC (CDW-G) is a leading provider of technology solutions for federal, state and local government agencies, as well as educational institutions at all levels. The company features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company's technology specialists and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers can assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions.
For more information about CDW-G product offerings, procurement options, service and solutions, call 1.800.808.4239, email email@example.com or visit the CDW-G Web s ite at CDWG.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.