[Case Study] Faith West Academy: Getting Ahead of the Curve with Easy Ebook Access

Success Story-Faith West AcademyWhile many school staff members are getting excited for summer to come quickly, others are already gearing up for the new school year, which equals new students and new classes, and new books. The process of organizing access for hundreds of students to multiple books and publishers doesn't have to equal "no summer break" for your staff and teachers. EdTech makes it easy and simple for schools and students to manage and access individualized digital content using one platform from any device. Discover how we helped Faith West Academy in this case study.

 

EdTech makes it easy and simple for schools and students to manage and access individualized digital content using one platform, from any device.

Faith West Academy has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to the world of digital textbooks. As publishers began realizing this was the future of the industry though, just about all of them began using single sign-on access. Jeanna Bickerstaff, Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Faith West Academy, became consumed with the overwhelming challenge of organizing access for hundreds of students. Even with teachers’ help, providing online access to the digital textbooks for each student was incredibly time-consuming. It would take a lot of her summer, graduating each student from their previous year’s textbooks to make sure there were no duplicate accounts. Jeanna knew she needed a solution, saying,

“I came across a sales email from EdTech Solutions that really caught my attention and found myself looking at it a number of times.”

Jeanna began looking into similar companies for online textbook integration but chose to partner with EdTech because of their no-nonsense process. Jeanna says there was a learning curve, but after two weeks she knew exactly what to do to move forward.

“The time and dedication that EdTech provides, including support late into the night, is customer service you can’t come by often.”

With the comprehensive training and additional support from EdTech, Jeanna was able to take what she learned and help pass it on to teachers and staff, saying,

“EdTech scheduled the staff development and I could not have asked for a smoother process.”

As Faith West Academy enters the next school year with EdTech, Jeanna is excited because her anxiety about the kids learning how to use their textbooks has almost disappeared.

“With the exception of the new sixth graders, everyone knows what to do. The teachers have become the masters of their books, which has taken a lot of pressure off me, and I get my summer back.”

What she says she likes most about EdTech is,

“The response time on any issue with EdTech is quick and that makes my teachers happy, which means the students are happy.”

Jeanna further explains that she appreciates the turnaround time for her requests because she does not have days to wait around. With 15 years in the education industry, Jeanna knows a product is only as good as its customer service.

“Days for a kid without a textbook means missed quizzes, unfinished homework, and they need access to their books.” She added, “Anyone who’s ridden the wave of digital textbooks would understand what a time saver EdTech’s integration is.” 

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EdTech Solutions leverages education technology to improve learning by making it easy and simple for schools and students to manage and access individualized digital content on any device.  EdTech’s cutting-edge approach to schoolwide ebook implementation and our innovative online platform and tools give school administrators and teachers the controls they need while providing students and parents with access to all their content on one easy-to-use platform with a single login, in most cases.

When you work with us, we create a personalized bookstore for your school where students can access and purchase their ebooks and textbooks on Shelfit.com. We also help publishers make their content available digitally to students on our robust multi-publisher ebook reader platform. We strongly believe that knowledge and good education should be available to all, and we are committed to developing and providing the online learning tools and modern services that make it possible.