Building Wings Acquires Knowledge Unlimited

Building background knowledge for all learners

Knowledge Unlimited by Building Wings

Building Wings™, a special education literacy curriculum company, has acquired Knowledge Unlimited®, a provider of supplementary learning materials. 

Named after Don Johnston's book Building Wings (2006), which details Johnston's own struggles in the classroom, Building Wings™ provides evidence-based alternative literacy instruction resources to help educators deliver the best possible instruction for reading and writing for students with complex needs. Its curriculum includes Readtopia and First Author.

Speaking about the value Knowledge Unlimited brings to the product offerings by Building Wings, Don Johnston, CEO, says, "In my own learning struggles, it wasn't until I had a knowledge of the world that I was able to deeply comprehend what I was reading." Building Wings' curriculum centers on building background knowledge for learners. Johnston adds, "Knowledge Unlimited has been developing learning content for 40 years and will be essential to building a world knowledge foundation for our students." 

With this acquisition, Building Wings will continue to build its catalog of educator resources, including curriculum and instructional materials, to support teachers who balance a wide range of learning needs in the classroom. 

About Building Wings
Building Wings creates special education resources that help teachers support students in accomplishing learning breakthroughs. By putting the right tools in the hands of compassionate teachers and motivated educators, Building Wings believes that its curriculum helps unlock hidden potential. 

About Knowledge Unlimited 
Knowledge Unlimited's mission is to provide high-quality supplementary learning materials that engage students, promote critical thinking, and build important background knowledge across the curriculum. It is best known for its innovative current events program, which helps educators lead discussions on national and international news and engage students in enriching material about the world in which they live.

Source: Building Wings

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Categories: Special Education

Tags: Background Knowledge, Current Events, K12 Education, Knowledge of the World, Literacy Curriculum, Reading Instruction, Special Ed Teachers, Special Education, Student Engagement, Writing Instruction


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