Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MAX Agency Toronto's Premier Agency for Kids' Modeling and Acting

MAX Agency Toronto's top Premier Agency for Kids Modeling and Acting.

Toronto, ON, January 17, 2012 - MAX Agency Toronto's top Premier Agency for Kids Modeling and Acting. Do you have an adorable son or daughter who wants to become a model or actor just for fun or as a professional? Acting and modeling in Television commercials and print ads is a great way to start a college fund, acquire confidence, gain experience in front of the camera and get noticed for other television and film roles.

MAX Agency is One of Toronto's top Model and Talent Agency that represents kids 2 years old and up. MAX Agency supplies talent for catalogues, ad campaigns, TV commercials, music videos, TV series and Feature films. A few clients MAX talent have had the privilege of working with are: Coca-Cola, Canadian Royal Mint, Natural gas, Clinique, Dell Computers, YTV, The Ocean Room, Aqua fresh, McDonald's, Zellers, and West 49 amongst others.

If you think your child has the personality and looks to be a great model and/or actor, visit MAX Agency's Online Application page located at;

For more information on MAX Agency visit their website at or call them at (416) 482-5392

Fabiana E
MAX Agency
2063 Yonge St. Suite 202
Toronto, ON M4S-2A2

Tips for Post surgery Success from Signature Smiles

Minor dental surgery is something that most of us can’t go through life avoiding.

Great Neck, NY, January 18, 2012 - Minor dental surgery is something that most of us can’t go through life avoiding. If you have dental surgery coming up, make sure that – in addition to making sure all your questions are answered prior to your upcoming dental procedure – you also prepare yourself for any post-procedure discomfort you may experience.

For example, pop a (small) bag of frozen peas in your grocery cart the next time you go shopping, and keep it handy for when you return from your surgical appointment. Holding the bag of frozen peas to your face at ten to twenty minute intervals for the first 24 hours following surgery will help minimize any facial swelling. Do not apply heat within the first 24 hours, as this will make swelling worse, and may incubate bacteria, potentially resulting
in the spread of an infection.

Following your surgery, we will place a gauze pad on the surgical area to limit bleeding while clotting takes place. Make sure to continually bite down on the gauze, or keep the pad firmly pressed on the spot for at least an hour after leaving our office.

Following surgery we recommend you not smoke, drink from a bottle or through a straw, nor spit forcefully, as you could disrupt the surgery-healing clot.

Last but not least — make sure you take it easy after any surgery.

Rest and relaxation decelerate your circulation, which in turn slows down the bleeding and will help you recover faster.

Great Neck
Signature Smiles
55 Northern Blvd., Suite 101
Great Neck, NY 11021

New Online Resource for International Students Launched; Releases Report for Colleges Recruiting Abroad features a directory of educational opportunities throughout the world; offers research to help colleges and universities recruit international students

Chester, PA, January 17, 2012 -, an online resource for international students interested in studying outside of their home country, was launched today, making information about educational opportunities at colleges and universities throughout the world, including those in the U.S., more readily available. The site features a comprehensive directory of more than 150,000 degree and certificate programs that is searchable by desired location of study and program subject, format or level; from undergraduate and graduate degree programs to certificate and associate’s level programs. For international students looking to learn in the U.S., it also provides tools and resources to help them better understand the American university system and college application process.

“Going abroad for a degree is incredibly attractive to many international students. It offers the opportunity to gain a global professional network and a diverse educational experience, as well as can help graduates become more competitive in the job market,” said Joshua Irons, Director of Product Marketing at “However, finding the right university and program abroad can be time consuming and difficult, so to help international students we’ve compiled the information and resources they need in one convenient location.”

For colleges and universities interested in recruiting these international students, today released the report, “Recruiting International Students: How to Succeed With This Expanding Market Opportunity.” The report features findings of a survey of 600 colleges and universities throughout the U.S. about their current marketing practices. Among the findings:

More than half (54.8 percent) of the schools allocated 10 percent or less of their marketing budget to international recruiting, an amount expected to continue.

The top three approaches to recruiting were international student fairs, independent international recruiting agents and online lead generation sites that target student prospects. Respondents indicated that the latter two provide the greatest ROI.

Half the respondents were planning to use online lead generation sites that targeted international student prospects for their future recruiting.

The research offers these results and more, as well as best practices to help schools better recruit international students. According to recently released data from the Institute of International Education, during the 2010/2011 school year 214,490 new international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, an increase of 5.7 percent over the previous school year; the total number of international students enrolled in U.S. institutions was 723,277.

“We expect international student interest in programs outside of their home country will continue to increase as more and more countries determine that an educated workforce is their most effective way to compete in the global economy,” continued Irons. “This presents a valuable window of opportunity for institutions around the world to benefit from recruiting abroad.”

To request a copy of the complete research report, contact Joshua Irons at

For more information about or to search its directory, visit

About is a service of EducationDynamics and a leading website for international students interested in studying outside of their home country. The site features a comprehensive directory of more than 150,000 available degree and certificate programs offered by colleges and universities throughout the world, including in the U.S., and is searchable by desired country and program subject, format or level; from undergraduate and graduate degree programs to certificate and associate’s level programs. also provides tools and resources to help international students better understand the U.S. university system and college application process. For more information visit

Lindsey Mikal
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

New Teacher Center Deploys GoingOn to Enhance Participation, Outcomes & Increase Engagement in e-Mentoring Program

Innovative Network Allows New Teachers to Connect with Experienced Educators Nationwide to Share Best Practices, Enrich Curriculum Development and Improve the Quality of Instruction and Student Learning; Also Supports Race to the Top Grant Program in Maryland

San Francisco, CA, January 17, 2012 - GoingOn Networks and New Teacher Center (NTC) announced today that NTC has implemented GoingOn’s Academic Engagement Network in support of its e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) program. The GoingOn platform provides a more effective, modern environment where new teachers can foster connections and better communicate with others in the program, share resources and participate in online workshops, as a way of advancing high quality math, science and special education instruction. New Teacher Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders. eMSS is an innovative nationwide content-specific online mentoring program that increases the retention of new math, science and special education teachers by supporting their professional growth and development.
 “For more than 20 years NTC has offered new teachers comprehensive mentoring and professional development programs to help them succeed in the classroom,” said Ellen Moir, New Teacher Center Founder and CEO. “Our e-Mentoring program is an important part of our efforts, making it possible for new teachers to connect with mentors and a network of other experienced educators from across the nation, including teacher leaders and established mathematicians, scientists and special education university professors.”

In addition to serving as the platform for eMSS, NTC is making GoingOn available to members of its National Teacher Induction Network and California Leadership Network to provide communities where teacher leaders can discuss resources and tools, as well as share best practices. National Teacher Center is also using the GoingOn platform in support of an NTC online professional development program in Maryland that is funded by a Race to the Top Grant. This program helps teachers across the state connect, communicate and collaborate with one another.

“The GoingOn platform provides us with a fast and cost effective way to gain the benefits of today’s social web technologies to engage our teachers and allow them to more effectively leverage all the resources we have to offer,” said Alyson Mike, Director of Online Professional Development at the New Teacher Center. “We looked at more traditional portals, but they simply could not provide the combination of both facilitated learning and unstructured collaboration that we need to best engage our teachers and ensure lasting success.”

Currently nearly 1,300 educators – including new teachers, mentors, teacher leaders and university professors – are utilizing the GoingOn platform as part of NTC’s programs. NTC plans to expand its use of GoingOn in 2012.

“The quality of our children’s education is only as good as the quality of our teachers,” said Jon Corshen, CEO of GoingOn Networks. “We have all seen the impact of the social web on how we connect, share knowledge and even how we shape our world. We want to bring that power to improving the quality of education in schools and colleges as well as the ecosystem of organizations advancing the way we teach. We appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the mission of National Teacher Center.”

The GoingOn solution being used by New Teacher Center is an integrated platform for streamlining communications, fostering meaningful connections and facilitating collaboration across a highly distributed community of users. The platform combines rich content management capabilities with integrated social networking tools and intelligent Facebook-like activity streams to create a holistic and highly engaging collaboration environment. Delivered as an on-demand solution, GoingOn is easy to configure and deploy without requiring large upfront investments and development.

More information about New Teacher Center and its eMentoring for Student Success program is available at, or to learn more about GoingOn or its Academic Engagement Network, visit

Contact: GoingOn Networks
Lindsey Mikal

Contact: National Teacher Center
Jane Baker

About New Teacher Center (NTC)
New Teacher Center seeks to reduce the achievement gap in our nation’s schools by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers through comprehensive mentoring and professional development programs. NTC partners with school districts, policymakers and leaders in education to implement programs that build leadership capacity, enhance working conditions, improve teacher retention and transform schools into vibrant learning communities. Founded in 1998, NTC headquarters are in Santa Cruz, California. To learn more about New Teacher Center visit

About GoingOn Networks, Inc.
GoingOn is an innovative academic social networking platform that enables students, faculty and administrators to more effectively connect, collaborate and learn. GoingOn offers the first fully integrated platform for higher education that enables institutions to build an internal academic network where students and faculty can more easily share resources, create online communities and curate their academic connections, while keeping them separate from their personal social networks. The GoingOn platform combines a powerful community-building environment with integrated academic networking features and a modern stream-based architecture that allows any type of information, activity or event to be easily published to communities, user groups or to a user’s personalized Virtual Commons. Delivered as an on-demand solution leveraging open source foundations and incorporating leading-edge social web technologies, the GoingOn platform can easily be integrated into existing LMS and SISs and deployed as a single community or an institution-wide network. For more information, please visit

Lindsey Mikal
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

EducationDynamics Names Bruce Douglas Chief Marketing Officer

Veteran Marketing Executive Joins Top Higher Education Marketing Information and Technology Services Company

Hoboken, New Jersey, January 17, 2012 - EducationDynamics, higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, announced today the appointment of Bruce Douglas as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Douglas is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 20 years of extensive marketing and management experience. As Chief Marketing Officer, Douglas will cultivate EducationDynamics’ marketing strategy and head its Product Development, Media, Operations, Marketing and Business Intelligence teams.

“I am delighted to welcome Bruce to EducationDynamics. As an accomplished marketer with a record of consistent achievement across a number of direct response businesses, Bruce is a tremendous addition to our executive team,” said Tom Anderson, CEO of EducationDynamics. “His impressive track record of delivering results and successfully implementing a wide array of directly related marketing strategies will prove valuable as we continue to grow and evolve in support of our mission to help connect the right students with the right educational programs.”

Previously, Mr. Douglas served as general manager at Vertrue, the premier marketer of affinity and loyalty membership programs, where he had complete profit and loss responsibility for four different divisions. During his 15-year tenure at Vertrue, Douglas was deeply involved with all aspects of online marketing and lead generation, including: search engine optimization and marketing, affinity marketing, product management, new product development, client services and market research, among others. He also served as an executive committee member helping to develop corporate strategy. Prior to Vertrue, Douglas spent five years in the consumer marketing division of Time Inc. magazines.

“I’m excited to join EducationDynamics as Chief Marketing Officer,” said Douglas. “Higher education is critically important to success in the modern workforce and I look forward to being part of an organization that is committed to offering resources and information to make education more accessible to prospective students.”

Douglas holds an MBA in marketing from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Brown University.

About EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites, including,,,,,, and its special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In addition, the company offers a full suite of Web-delivered services proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition, as well as other innovative solutions including LeadWatchLive, its Web-based inquiry management system. Through Aslanian Market Research, the company brings decades of proprietary research, unparalleled market and student intelligence and best practice insights to clients. For more information, visit

Lindsey Mikal
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020