Gratitude for Our Success in 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to thank all of our customers and wish you a happy holiday season! We’ve got a lot to be grateful for this year as we saw our hard work pay off in the form of a groundbreaking 1:1 program in Nevada, multiple awards and industry recognition, and international expansion. We’d like to take a moment and reflect on 2016 as we prepare to make even greater strides in 2017!
Approved by the Nevada Commission on Educational Technology in 2014, NR21 is a state-funded, 1:1 digital learning program. NR21 has been designed to provide Nevada students an equitable, technology-rich education while supporting educators to create an engaging and personalized learning experience. The initial phase of NR21 targets middle schools, while future phases will target high schools.
In June of 2015, the Nevada State Legislature appropriated over $20 million dollars to support the NR21 plan, enabling the state to implement CTL’s 1:1 education solution package and begin equipping Nevada students with CTL Chromebooks in the fall of 2016. Teachers in participating schools received devices late spring 2016 prior to the school roll-out. Since then, they have been provided with opportunities to attend Professional Development training to prepare them for the changes NR21 will bring to schools.
Now that we’re well into the 2016-2017 school year, CTL is happy to report that we have equipped 20 Nevada Schools with Chromebooks as part of our 1:1 solution package that also includes networking wireless infrastructure, a rich suite of apps and online tools, and a robust package of service and support. We are excited about the positive engagement and collaboration already exhibited and look forward to continuing to track the success of this program as the school year continues in 2017.
CTL Named Among the Portland Business Journal’s List of Fastest Growing Private Companies (June 17, 2016 edition)
This is the third time that CTL has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the fastest growing private companies in the Oregon and Southwest Washington area, based on percentage of revenue growth. This year’s list measured revenue growth between 2013 and 2015, and CTL’s revenue grew 30.7% during that time period.
CTL NL61X Praised for its Ability to Reduce Screen breaks by up to 90%
CTL’s NL61X Chromebook has been awarded Tech & Learning’s annual Best of Show Award for ISTE 2016. Products from this year’s ISTE event (June 26 – 29, 2016) were submitted and anonymously evaluated by Tech & Learning advisors. The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, then met to decide on which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show.
CTL Donates 30 J2 Chromebooks and a 30-unit Charging Cart for Madison High School’s College Possible Program
As part of our commitment to education, CTL was proud to support College Possible in 2016. College Possible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing low-income students with the resources they need to earn admission to and succeed in college. CTL recently donated 30 J2 Chromebooks and a 30-unit charging cart to the Portland chapter of this organization to help equip capable low-income students at Madison High School with the technology they need to prepare for college.
ZD.net Includes the CTL NL61 Chromebook in its List of “Top Five Chromebooks for School and Everywhere Else” (August 16, 2016)
ZD.net’s write up included praise from our customer, Pascal Vallet, Director of Academic Technology at the United Nations International School. “Our favorite (and students favorite) was the CTL NL6 as it is robust and has a handle to carry it,” Vallet said in the ZD.net article. To read the entire article, visit http://ctl.li/NL61-ZDnet.
CTL J2 Chromebook Praised for its Affordability, Powerful Processor, High-Resolution Display, and Lightweight Design
The CTL J2 Chromebook for Education was named one of the best Chromebooks for teens in a September 29, 2016 article on watchdogreviews.com. Citing the J2’s affordability, powerful processor, high-resolution display, and lightweight design, the article recommends the J2 for teens.
CTL opened their European office in Vigo, Spain in 2015 and In November 2016, CTL J4+ received favorable reviews in one of Spain’s biggest computer magazines, Personal Computer and Internet.CTL’s Chromebooks continue to grow in popularity in Europe, especially in the education market.
CTL J2 and J5 Chromebooks Listed in PCMag’s Best Chromebooks of 2016!
Both the CTL J5 (convertible tablet with touchscreen) Chromebook and the CTL J2 Chromebook have been listed in the “Best Chromebooks of 2016” PCMag.com article. Both Chromebooks received four out of five stars and were rated for their processor speed, RAM, graphics card, storage, screen size, and battery life, among other criteria. Read more.
CTL would like to thank our customers for their business this year! We’re wishing you a safe and happy holiday season and all the best in the coming new year. If you haven’t connected with us in a while, visit ctl.net to see our latest products or contact your sales representative to find out how we can serve your 1:1 classroom technology needs.