BoomWriter Media Grows Global Reach with Plans to Acquire Educational Professional Development Company Squirrel Learning
BoomWriter Media, Inc., a leading global provider of online collaborative writing solutions for education, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire United Kingdom based educational professional development and services company Squirrel Learning.
The acquisition would provide BoomWriter with a district sales capability and extend the company’s product offerings in key growth areas such as supportive and impactful intervention curriculum. BoomWriter believes that combining Squirrel Learning’s professional development services with their classroom solutions expertise will create new opportunities and accelerate the company’s already triple digit growth.
“As BoomWriter drives learning transformation forward with technology, we believe that Squirrel Learning’s expertise will strengthen our offerings in the K-12 market, including intervention, early learning, and educational professional development,” says Chris Twyman, BoomWriter Media Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that by diversifying our education portfolio, we will be taking an important step toward optimising our growth while also enhancing our educational technology offerings.”
Squirrel Learning provides digital intervention curriculum and services to schools and district councils throughout the United Kingdom as well as educational consulting services around the cross-curricular use of technology, outdoor activities, resilience building, and citizenship programs. “Our goal is to provide young people with access to learning opportunities no matter where they are,” said Gavin Hawkins, Co-Founder and Director at Squirrel Learning. “With this exciting new partnership, we will be using the power and appeal of BoomWriter to connect classrooms and work with educators to achieve measurable gains for students.”
BoomWriter Media and Squirrel Learning will be working closely together on the development of new resources, including the development of a new Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum, for the classroom and beyond. The transaction is expected to comprehensively address continuing K-12 adoptions and the needs of all students who stand to benefit from unique edtech solutions.
About BoomWriter Media
BoomWriter Media, Inc., is a leading provider of online collaborative writing solutions and a Google for Education Partner. Their collaborative writing site allows students to develop and enhance their writing, reading, vocabulary, and peer-assessment skills on any device. With a presence in more than 45,000 classrooms, BoomWriter’s award-winning tools and writing platform are an ideal fit for a variety of learners in grades 2–12, and can be easily integrated into any curricula. BoomWriter also offers premium features that include standards-aligned rubrics, easy grading, and progress monitoring writing analytics. To learn more, please visit http://www.boomwriter.com
About Squirrel Learning
Squirrel Learning believes that all young people deserve access to a balanced curriculum of opportunity, with support and challenge to get back on track when things don’t go to plan. They work to support schools and educators to ensure that young people have access to inspirational, engaging and rewarding digital and non-digital activities, with supportive and impactful interventions. Their work with schools focuses on improving educational outcomes for young people by ensuring a skilled and confident workforce, innovative and creative uses of technology supported by imaginative and resourceful approaches to the curriculum. Learn more about Squirrel Learning and all of their offerings at http://www.squirrellearning.co.uk