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English Spanish Success Launches Libertad Dual Language Civics Course

Chicago, IL, February 12, 2012 --( English Spanish Success™ (ESS!™), a division of Sunburst Digital, announced today the release of Libertad: Mi País. Mi Constitución (aka – Freedom: My Country. My Constitution).

Libertad is an English-Spanish dual language, Early American History & Civics digital content program incorporating an innovative embedding of study of the US Constitution. The program includes engaging interactive media, integrated assessments and instructional support utilities across key Social Studies knowledge and skills aligned to state standards in English and Spanish.

“Libertad introduces a media rich Social Studies curriculum in English and Spanish, from Columbus up to 1877 correlated to specific states' academic standards. What is really unique is that Libertad also offers an interactive study of the US Constitution that includes 100 questions covering fundamental events and facts of US history and the US Constitution,” offers Josh Bohls, VP of Sales and Marketing at Sunburst Digital.

“The Libertad program follows academic research which indicates that moving Spanish-dominant speakers from basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS) to cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP) happens more naturally by embedding academic vocabulary directly in subject matter-specific content,” adds Ms. Cecilia Colome, Director of Curriculum and Academic Standards at ESS!. “Helping prepare limited English proficient students means also supporting the needs of their Spanish-dominant speaking parents as well. Students elevate their own chances of success by being able to share a resource like Libertad with adult learners, such as their parents. We have included U.S. citizenship questions as an integral part of this curriculum for that reason.”

Libertad is available now in a plug n’ teach format through Sunburst at: and

About English Spanish Success™: English Spanish Success™ (ESS!™), a division of Sunburst Digital, targets the growing demand from educational communities looking for academic achievement solutions promoting student expectations for their Spanish-dominant speaking learners. ESS!™ is a movement intent on illuminating Latin lives by connecting educators with curriculum and instructional resources promoting positive learning outcomes.

About Sunburst Digital: For more than 25 years, the Sunburst team of software developers, instructional designers, sales, service and classroom specialists have been knowledge experts in delivering and connecting educators with innovative digital content solutions that enhance academic achievement outcomes. Sunburst proprietary and 3rd party products like: Type to Learn™; Ignite! Learning®; English Spanish Success: ESS™; Key Skills®; Learn About™; 10th Planet™; Math Pathways®; Write Brain!™; A-to-Zap!®; Curious George® Schoolhouse; Sesame Street Digital™; Knowledge Adventure School™ enhance learning in more than 97% of all US school districts. Sunburst continues an inspired tradition of supporting curriculum and instruction by delivering digital content solutions targeting Common Core, state standards and local priorities that engage learners and integrate seamlessly with existing 21st century technology. In service of teachers, parents and students everywhere, Sunburst is driven to deliver on the digital promise to education because effective teaching changes the world.

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