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Dear Colleagues,
This week, we are excited to announce the launch of a new version of EngageNY.org! Over the last year, we have been working to make changes and improvements to the website based on your feedback. We hope you enjoy the new site.

In 2011, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) launched EngageNY.org to provide optional and supplemental resources that help educators prepare students to succeed in college, careers, and life. Since that time, New York has led the country in implementing rigorous learning standards, creating Common Core curriculum and instructional resources, measuring student progress on these learning standards, providing statewide professional development, and implementing an evaluation system that helps educators improve their practice.

The curriculum modules, professional development materials, and videos on EngageNY are resources available for everyone with a stake in improving teaching and learning - our school leaders, teachers and other educators, higher education faculty, and parents and families. To date, EngageNY resources have been viewed over 60 million times by more than 5 million unique visitors. Our optional curriculum modules have been downloaded 6.7 million times by people from New York, around the country, and even throughout the world.

EngageNY Enhancements
We are pleased to announce design changes to EngageNY.org that reflect feedback and requests from educators that make it easier and faster to find relevant content. 

Discoverable Content
New year-long curriculum maps allow educators to quickly locate English Language Arts and Mathematics materials at any grade level. These curriculum maps collect all modules and lessons for a given subject and grade in one place. In addition, our professional development kits are now organized by date and by topic, making these materials easier to find and to use. All content is marked with descriptive information known as "tags" and can be found using search tools and "filters." 
Newsletter Subscriptions
Visitors to EngageNY.org can now sign up to receive timely updates about particular topic areas or general updates. When something new is added to the site in a topic of interest to you, you'll get an alert.
Site Look and Feel
EngageNY.org now has an updated look and feel. The resources educators have used are still available - in most cases at the same direct link - but the overall site has been refreshed with a new design.
Future Enhancements
The EngageNY team continues to make progress towards new Portal capabilities, including professional learning communities and collaboration features. Please continue to visit EngageNY.org for the latest updates and news as launch details become available.
Learn More
For more information about the changes to EngageNY.org, please visit our FAQ pageA short video outlining the improvements to the site is also available.
Questions and concerns about the EngageNY.org site revisions can be addressed to the EngageNY help desk at 1-855-252-6900 or info@engageny.org. 
Thank you for your continued support and use of EngageNY. Please take a moment to watch my welcome video available below.

John B. King, Jr.
Follow me on Twitter @JohnKingNYSED