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Bill Nye Headlines Schoology NEXT 2016 User Conference for K12 and Higher Education

Creative teachers and professors using Schoology come together to share ideas and learn from each other in conference at iconic Miami Beach venue.

NEW YORK ­— May 2, 2016 — Bill Nye the Science Guy, arguably the most famous science teacher in the world, will be the keynote speaker at Schoology NEXT 2016. This year’s theme, Elevate Achievement, emphasizes how to raise student achievement with creative, effective teaching practices using Schoology.

Schoology NEXT is the user conference where educators in K12 and higher ed come together to learn from Schoology’s product team and each other, while sharing ideas about how they use Schoology in their institutions. NEXT 2016 will be held at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, July 11-13, and expects 1,000 attendees spanning a range of positions in K-12, higher ed and corporate education including teachers, instructors, and IT/database engineers and administrators.

Schoology NEXT enters its third year in 2016 by adding pre-conference workshops where users receive training on advanced features and functionality of Schoology. The remaining 2.5 days of the conference are filled with opportunities for attendees to dive deeper into personalized, competency-based learning strategies shared by other Schoology users as well as Schoology staff. Attendees can pick from hands-on workshops, dynamic lectures, open learning and collaboration sessions, and open product labs to meet 1-on-1 with Schoology product engineers.

“Bill Nye promises to give an entertaining and thought-provoking keynote and we are very pleased to have him join us for NEXT 2016,” said Jeremy Friedman, CEO of Schoology. “We look forward to another dynamic year of meeting with Schoology users who are passionate about education and bringing the very best personalized learning opportunities to their students.”

Schoology is a learning management system used throughout the world to connect people, content and systems to fuel education and personalized learning. More than 12 million people from around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn.

Individual discounts to NEXT 2016 are available by registering before May 15; deeper discounts are also available for groups.

About Schoology

Schoology is the education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience. Schoology's education cloud connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education, and provides all the tools needed to personalize education and improve student outcomes. More than 12 million people from 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn. Find us online (, follow us on Twitter (@Schoology), or join us on Facebook.

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