Michigan Business Launches Committee Exploring International Expansion
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
Lansing, MI – Engaged Education has officially formed an exploratory committee to expand its reach beyond the United States, into Egypt. The Educational Service Provider intends to open a local version of its flagship charter school, LifeTech Academy, marking the two-year old company’s first foray into the international marketplace.
The Egyptian-born Mentor with LifeTech Academy, Amina Khalil, is spearheading the committee. “There is a need there … a desire for what we’re doing,” said Khalil of the educational model LifeTech Academy is built upon. “We’re incredibly proud of Amina’s passion and drive to bring this educational opportunity to the Middle East,” said Matthew D. Anderson, Partner with Engaged Education.
“We’ve built a team of the most innovative people in the world of human behavioral development and education,” said Anderson, “their creativity is the reason our business is being recognized around the country, and now internationally.” That team includes current CEO and former Associate Superintendent, Angelina Zeller. “Our goal is to provide youth everywhere with educational experiences that are relevant to their lives,” said Zeller, who founded Engaged Education.
Engaged Education is focused on marrying the business and education sectors in a way that benefits both. By forming strategic partnerships with businesses and nonprofits, the students who are served by Engaged Education, have the opportunity to experience realworld, hands-on, project-based learning. This is the model that Khalil is planning on bringing to Egypt by the 2016-2017 school year.
“Egypt is now stable,” said Khalil, “and the young people want to be influential in the future of their country and the world. LifeTech will show them how to create and follow their visions for their lives.”
Engaged Education is a full-service Educational Service Provider that specializes in customized solutions for schools, districts, and educational-based organizations. With strengths in school management, curriculum design, professional development and offering a proprietary cloud-based portal, MyEngagedOS, Engaged Education is the rising authority on project-based learning.
LifeTech Academy is a blended-model cyber public charter school that utilizes strategic partnerships with businesses and nonprofits to make education relevant to each Learner’s interests. As the only 100 percent project-based learning school in the state of Michigan,
Learners are given opportunities to experiment with their learning, and develop at a pace that is appropriate for each individual.