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Provider

Great Source Education Group, a part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Contact Information

Primary

John Sipe
5901 Priestly Drive, Ste 170
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone: (760) 688-1181
Email: John.sipe@hmhpub.com

Secondary

Berna Faye Bowhan
12276 E. Palomino Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Phone: (480) 270-9412
Email: berna.faye.bowhan@hmhpub.com

General Information

Website: www.greatsource.com
Screenshots / Demo: www.greatsource.com
Effectiveness Data: www.greatsource.com/store/productcatalogcontroller?cmd=lp&nextpage=greatsource/gsmaintemplate.jsp?displaymaincell=researchefficacy.jsp
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 179
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Content Curriculum Programs
Dropout Prevention and Intervention Services
Instruction
Professional Development
Technology
Specific Content Area :
Assessment, Reading and Language Arts, Reading Intervention, English Language Learners, Writing, Math, Math Intervention, Science, Social Studies, Afterschool and Summer School, Early Childhood, Test Preparation.

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

The following Colorado schools/districts use Great Source products. The individuals listed above can provide contact information for these districts upon request.
Adams County School District 14
Boulder Valley School District RE-2
Cherry Creek School District 5
Denver Public School District 1
Douglas County School District RE-1
Littleton Public Schools
Moffat County School District
Platte Canyon School District 1
Weld County School District R-1

Recent References:

Jodi Papini
District Math Coach
Douglas County School District
jodi.papini@dcsdk12.org
720-433-1542

Kathy Wandzek
Mathematics Coordinator
Adams School District 12
Kathy.wandzek@adams12.org
720-972-4143

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides products and services to schools and districts in all 50 states and around the world. For additional information about our customers, please contact the individuals listed above.

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) knows that every successful project is supported by an outstanding and robust set of resources. HMH is dedicated to publishing and delivering a vast array of educational materials and services with the express purpose of providing students of all ages with the means to reach their full learning potential. HMH’s illustrious history, driven by a relentless desire by the industry’s top professionals to provide the finest research-based, scientifically proven products, is what sets our company apart as a leader in the educational marketplace.
HMH’s largest division is its Education Group, headed by Mike Lavelle. A vital partner in the current global education reform movement, the Education Group publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators. The HMH Education Group comprises three subgroups:
1. Comprehensive Curriculum Group, led by Rita Schaefer, focusing on the provision and support of basal textbooks and related services;
2. Specialized Solutions Group, focusing on the provision of supplemental curriculum and related services targeted to address districts’ most demanding challenges, including preventative solutions; and,
3. Enterprise Solutions Group, led by Russ Carlson, focusing on the provision and support of data management systems, assessments, content, technology, and related services to drive holistic, results-oriented solutions.
Together, these three business units address all segments of the educational market in the United States and around the world, and are committed to fostering an environment of innovation and customer focus.
In 2007, the Houghton Mifflin School Division merged with Harcourt School Publishers, effectively creating the premier provider of elementary school curricula. Harcourt School Publishers had provided exemplary textbooks and related instructional materials since 1919. Houghton Mifflin School Publishers offered comprehensive programs in Science, Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies as well as integrated Pre-Kindergarten curriculum, Reading and Math intervention, and professional development. Together as the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Education Group, the organization is now the preeminent publisher of K–12 educational resources.
Great Source publishes English and Spanish standards-based, proven solutions for Reading, Language Arts, Math, and Science for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Great Source also produces effective materials for summer school, afterschool, intervention programs, quality test preparation, assessments, and resources to meet the needs of a wide variety of learning styles, including those of English Language Learners. Outstanding research-based professional development offerings solidify Great Source’s commitment to helping educators make a difference in classrooms every day.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s staff of more than 3,600 professionals possesses a wealth of experience in education and business, with many holding advanced degrees. Our office-based staff, which includes our product development and management teams, is augmented by a nationwide network of consultants, sales representatives, professional development personnel, and regional managers. Our entire staff has extensive experience working on-site with a wide range of clients, including state agencies, large school districts, and individual private schools to ensure they are realizing the full potential of our products and services.

Cost:

Our catalogs, detailed information about our products, and prices are at www.greatsource.com. For additional information, please contact the individuals listed above.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

As an integral part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Great Source publishes standards-based resources for the core curriculum areas of reading, writing, language arts, math, and science. Recognizing the diverse demands of today’s classrooms, Great Source provides materials to reach a wide variety of learning styles, from on-level students to striving learners. We also offer programs and services for extended day and summer school, secondary reading intervention, English as a second language (ESL), test preparation, and professional development. Customers have a wealth of knowledge and experience at their reach, with consultative services, educator training, product training and product-aligned courses designed to meet the needs of today’s students and educators. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides innovative and effective learning solutions for students in all grades that meet the needs of each individual student. Great Source products focus on standards-based resources and related services targeted to address districts’ most demanding challenges, including preventative solutions. Our consultants will work with each school/district to determine which products and services best meet the educational needs of students, selecting from the many available within our catalog.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will work with Colorado districts and schools to evaluate the effectiveness of our materials and services. As a leading educational publisher of print and electronic products, HMH is continually revising its product lines to remain on the cutting-edge of the field in order to provide educators with the data and tools necessary to meet the evolving needs of today’s students. We will be pleased to collaborate with Colorado educators to develop an evaluation process that will demonstrate how our products and services improve student achievement. In addition, we offer Colorado schools and districts outstanding customer training and support to ensure the optimum use of our deliverables.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

Great Source provides a variety of products and services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, work closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district’s needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

500-1000 Students:

Great Source provides a variety of products and services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, work closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district’s needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

1000+ Students:

Great Source provides a variety of products and services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, work closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district’s needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

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