iThemes is launching an outstanding program designed for educators, “focusing on delivering high-quality web design tools and training to the education community.” To get the ball rolling, they’re asking for only 100 qualified educators to apply before October 1st. Those who are accepted into the beta run will receive over 150 high-quality themes, over 20 plugins, 300 hours of professional training, and more as the year continues.
Not only is WordPress the most popular blogging platform today, it’s also become quite popular as a class resource. Many teachers are setting up P2-themed blogs for class discussion or simply using WordPress as a base (with no blog element) to provide class-related documents, movies, and more. As someone who was raised in a family of educators, it’s great to see a company like iThemes stepping up to provide such an all-in-one program to help other educators get started with WordPress, and it’s going to be very interesting to see how this program grows and how the concept spreads throughout the rest of the WordPress community.
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