New 'Help a Teacher' Online Community from Wren Helps Educators Connect, Solve Problems through Social Collaboration

Feb. 17, 2009

ATLANTA , Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Wren, a provider of tools to provide safe learning environments for schools, has launched a new online community, Help a Teacher, to help teachers connect, access resources and solve problems through social collaboration. The community serves as a one-click stop for educators, and provides the latest technology news, a resource center, discussion forums, and group-building features.

"With the new presidential administration's focus on improving the education system, in particular, recruiting, preparing, retaining and rewarding teachers, now is an optimal time to help teachers connect and learn from each other," said Bret Rachlin , creator of Help a Teacher and director of marketing at Wren. "As a vested member of the education community, Wren's goal in creating this new online resource is to help accomplish that goal by making schools safer and more productive centers of learning in our communities."

The Help a Teacher community gives administrators, parents and School Resource Officers (SROs) the opportunity to raise questions and host discussions on categories such as elementary or secondary education, lesson plans and activities, behavior management, new teachers and success stories. The resource center provides links to other helpful sites, including rubrics for different subjects, clip art and images to enhance lesson plans, tips for using technology in the classroom, and information about federal grants and Internet safety for students.

Help a Teacher is one of several online, easily accessible resources that Wren provides to the education community. In addition to reporting its regular school security survey findings, Wren also offers a Network Video + Education blog, a resource and forum for superintendents, principals, board members and security resource officers.

For more information on Wren's products and services for schools, please visit our website.

About Wren

Wren provides enterprise-class video surveillance solutions and services that bring an unprecedented level of security and operational excellence to its customers. The company's line of network video solutions and video management software is trusted by retail, hospitality, healthcare, government facilities and education. To help customers maximize video investments, Wren offers professional services which include turn-key implementation, security assessments and consulting. Established in 1983 and headquartered in Jefferson City, MO , Wren is a member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers (NASSLEO), the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and the National Retail Federation (NRF). Visit us at our website

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