Global Techniques, the E-Blocks’ partner for the Arab countries, presented E-Blocks during the 2nd International Exhibition of Private Education Technology (EduTech) from July 17th –19th in Cairo, Egypt. The exhibition, promoted by the Russian-Arab Business Council, was held to share the latest technological products and developments in private education. It was attended by a select group of Arab and international universities, institutes, educational organizations and training centers. As an innovative and unique solution, E-Blocks was a huge success, and captured the attention of school directors, teachers and students attending the event – particularly from Saudi Arabia.

E-Blocks’ partner in Korea, the Brain-Builder Company, scheduled its first training session for August 29th-30th. At this event, E-Blocks’ Instructional Manager, Alex Paiva, will train staff and provide teaching presentations for prospective clients as well as schools who have already purchased E-Blocks.

The URUTESOL Convention took place June 16th-18th in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the Uruguayan branch of TESOL. E-Blocks was presented in the Language Technology Institute booth (E-Blocks’ local partner), and received important visitors – among them, directors from bilingual and local schools.


Winners of the Golden Lamp Awards and Distinguished Achievement Awards – promoted by the AE (Association of Educational Publishers) were announced at the 2006 Annual Awards Banquet and Gala, held Friday, June 9th, during the AEP Summit at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. AEP is the most important non-profit organization in the US providing the information, training, and outreach necessary for the development of quality educational materials. AEP facilitates communication among key interest groups such as educators, policy makers, educational foundations and associations as well as business and educational media. Having been in existence for over one hundred years, the organization is supported by nearly 400 print and digital publishers of all sizes and in all media. E-Blocks won the Golden Lamp Award in the Technology Category and the Distinguished Achievement Award in Instructional Materials – Learning Tools for Children Category. E-Blocks took another giant step towards being recognized as a definitive tool for English learning for beginners. In the photo, Dean Zellman from E-Blocks USA with the two awards during the ceremony.


E-Blocks was presented at this year’s NECC – National Educational Computing Conference – in San Diego, California, from July 5th-7th. NECC has been the premier forum in which to learn, share, and survey the field of educational technology. This annual conference – presented by ISTE and keyed to the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) – featured hands-on workshops, lecture and interactive sessions, discussions with key industry leaders, and the largest educational technology exhibit in the world. The E-Blocks’ booth was visited by numerous educators, who viewed presentations and discovered E-Blocks’ potential for their schools. Along with the presentations, Juliano Fornasaro, the International Sales Manager for E-Blocks , held a poster session highlighting the various ways E-Blocks can offer solutions to educators and decision makers alike.


E-Blocks was presented at the 12th English Teachers Convention (12 Congreso de profesores de ingles y alumnos de profesorado de ingles) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from July 14th-15th. E-Novation, E-Blocks’ local partner, hosted numerous school directors and teachers from the private and public sector. At the same time, E-Blocks held an instructional presentation at the convention, conducted by the Argentinian teaching expert, Marta Garcia Lorea.


This year, the San Agustin School organized its first International English Fair. An event of this size had never been organized in the history of northern Chile. It was held from May 26th-27th. The Chilean branch of SBS – Special Book Services, E-Blocks’ local partner, presented the solution to several bilingual, private and public schools. It was a rousing success!

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