ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 -- Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: SIBE) (http://www.siblinggroup.com) (the "Company"), whose business strategy is focused on the development and acquisition of 21st century educational management services and education technology, is providing this update on current acquisition activity and internal development plans.
The Company has focused on two general areas since inception, educational technology (Ed-Tech) and education management operations (EMO). The ed-tech areas include online curriculum, learning management systems (LMS), testing and assessment, and other automated "apps" and mobile oriented solutions. These will be marketed through the Schoolhouse Warehouse project which should be online shortly.
The EMO arena consists of school management, that is actually operating schools, whether traditional "brick and mortar", charter schools, private schools, or virtual schools, and generally includes using a "blended learning" delivery system. Some situations use "alternative delivery" of curriculum such as after school programs, pre-school programs, camp, or seminar formats, and "live" classes that may be sourced from remote locations through interactive video. EMO's apply to all educational arenas, from Pre-K through continuing education, and these activities will be marketed through our Teaching Alliance concept, which, as named, calls for the support of educational needs "in alliance" with the worldwide community of teachers.
Professional development for teachers is a segment bridging both areas. It is "ed-tech" to the extent the curriculum is delivered online using extensive testing and assessment. It is also an EMO operation in that we are managing the education of students, albeit "students" who happen to be teachers themselves. Demand for continuing professional development should be robust as traditional teachers need to upgrade their skills in new technology and blended learning techniques and the new regulatory and funding environment often requires new certifications for teachers in specialty areas such as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), ESL (English as a Second Language), and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) training programs. In fact, many federal and state funding programs require that teachers gain and prove these certifications or potentially face liability to the district for failure to comply.
Our first Ed-Tech transaction, the acquisition of ClassChatter, will be the basis for a suite of apps generally aimed at classroom automation and blended learning. A new, expanded version is in final testing. We have also begun our professional development effort with the acquisition of PLC Consultants, a fully accredited, online course environment for education of teachers in Special Education. We plan to expand offerings to include a new LMS with interactive features and expect PLC Consultants will debut in its new form before the school year begins. A new marketing program emphasizing that "Education Matters!" will feature these and other opportunities during the next year.
About Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE) intends to acquire advanced technology and education management operations to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning using multiple teaching and learning modalities on a global basis. The mission will be accomplished by accessing funds from the public capital markets and melding them into a unified strategy that will help to accelerate the improvement of K-12 education across the globe. The desired result will be better educated children, a sustainable and cost effective teaching model, primarily for K-12 education, and reduced dependence on governmental funding. For a complete overview please visit the Company web site at: http://www.siblinggroup.com.
Safe Harbor: This press release may contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. is subject to risks detailed from time to time in its publicly filed documents available at http://www.sec.gov. Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that it may make to conform to actual results. All current and potential shareholders are asked to read all filings for the Company at the Securities and Exchange Commission web site, http://www.SEC.gov.
Mr. Neal Sessions
Chairman and CEO
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.
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