Vernier Software & Technology Partners with OpenSciEd to Engage Middle School Students in Three-Dimensional Learning

Free lessons aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards help students establish a deep understanding of scientific concepts through data collection 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 15, 2020 — Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with OpenSciEd to make it easy for middle school teachers to integrate Vernier data-collection technology into OpenSciEd’s lessons, which align with the Next Generation Science Standards. The free, high-quality lessons engage students in hands-on investigations using Vernier technology to sharpen their critical thinking skills and participate in three-dimensional learning. 

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New Epson PowerLite Projectors Captivate the Classroom with Big, Bright, Immersive and Affordable Displays

Seven New Models Give Teachers Advanced Connectivity Options and Exceptional Image Quality to Engage their Students 

MIAMI (FETC, Epson Booth #2507) – Jan. 15, 2020 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide,1 today expanded its impressive classroom projector lineup with seven new PowerLite® projectors built specifically for the K-12 education environment to increase student engagement and collaboration. The PowerLite E20, X49 and W49 are powerful, budget-friendly classroom projectors; the PowerLite 118, 119W, 982W, and 992F are networkable classroom projectors with premium connectivity and audio. The PowerLite 992F also comes equipped with Miracast® and built-in wireless with enterprise-level security for enhanced connectivity and flexibility. Epson’s new PowerLite projectors will be on display at FETC 2020 in Miami, Fla. from Jan. 15-17, 2020 at Epson’s booth, #2507.

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Flinn Scientific Launches New DRONE Application for its WhiteBox Learning Standards-Based STEM Learning System

Middle and high school students participate in hands-on STEM learning as they create and analyze a three-dimensional drone model 

Batavia, Illinois, January 15, 2020 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, launched the new DRONE application for its WhiteBox Learning STEM learning system to teach middle and high school students about the principles of drone flight, vehicle control, and quadcopter flight as they utilize an extensive suite of virtual modeling and simulation tools to design a drone. Once their design is complete, students can move on to the build phase with hands-on materials supplied by Flinn Scientific. The new DRONE application will be on display at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) at Flinn Scientific’s Booth #4229 on January 14-17, 2020.

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Only 1 in 4 parents strongly agree their child has enough opportunities to write to be prepared for college

Most parents reveal they want more objective feedback on their child’s writing 

CHICAGO, January 14, 2020 – Writing is a foundational skill necessary for academic and professional success. To become confident, competent writers, students need ample opportunities for practice along with personalized, actionable feedback. A new/recent survey of U.S. parents conducted by The Harris Poll and commissioned by The Graide Network, a provider of online grading and feedback services to K-12 schools, reveals that a vast majority of parents are not completely satisfied with either of these two aspects of their child's education.

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Mental Health America and Impero Software Release White Paper on Addressing Stress and Loneliness in Schools

“Mental Health in America’s Schools – A Guide to Supporting Students” provides tips and best practices to identify and address potential concerns

Austin, TX, Jan 14, 2020 – Nearly half of 11- to 17-year-olds say they are stressed out and more than two million have major depression issues, a rise of more than 4 percent in the last five years. To help school staff and parents address these growing concerns, Mental Health America (MHA) has partnered with Impero Software to produce the white paper Mental Health in America’s Schools – A Guide to Supporting Students. The white paper discusses the latest information about stress and loneliness among youth, shares warning signs and provides guidance for early intervention and support. To download the white paper visit: http://bit.ly/MHwhitepaper

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Aperture Education Hosts Webinar Series on Trauma-Informed Practices

Series provides insights and strategies to help schools understand the impact of trauma and how to support students who experience it

Charlotte N.C. (Jan. 13, 2020) — When students go through trauma, it affects them both emotionally and academically. Because of this, schools are increasingly adopting practices to help their staff understand the impact of trauma and find ways to support these students.

To help schools with this task, Aperture Education, in cooperation with its partner Dovetail Learning, is hosting a free webinar series providing resources and insight about trauma-informed practices. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how trauma impacts students, signs to watch for in students, and how to help. To register for the webinar series, visit http://info.apertureed.com/trauma-webinar-series-2020. The webinars will also be available on demand.

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Education Elements Summit 2020 to Focus on Sparking Innovation in Educational Leadership and Learning

Three-day event in May, 2020 features keynote speakers Elena Aguilar, Adolph Brown, and Anthony Kim

SAN CARLOS, CALIF. (January 9, 2020)The Education Elements Summit 2020 – the premier professional development conference for education leaders – will focus on “Sparking Innovation in Leadership and Learning.” It will feature dynamic keynotes from Elena Aguilar, founder/president of Bright Morning Consulting, Adolph Brown, businessman and master teacher, and Anthony Kim, founder/CEO of Education Elements. To register for the conference, which will take place May 13-15, 2020 at the Hilton Austin, visit https://www.edelements.com/education-elements-summit-2020.

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Vernier Software & Technology Wins a 2019 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence

Go Direct® sensors recognized as an outstanding educational technology that improves teaching and learning in the classroom

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 8, 2020 — Vernier Software & Technology was recently named a winner of the 2019 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. The 40-year-old awards program, which recognizes outstanding educational technology products that improve teaching and learning, recognized the Go Direct® family of sensors in the classroom category.

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Curriculum Associates Announces Inaugural Class of Extraordinary Educators

Thirty one educators from schools nationwide selected for their best-in-class use of i-Ready® and/or Ready® in the classroom 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 11, 2019—Curriculum Associates has announced the inaugural class of teachers for its Extraordinary Educators program, which establishes an annual tradition of celebrating and connecting exemplar teachers. The 31 selected teachers exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready and/or Ready in their classroom, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate classroom innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and have been teaching for at least two years.

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New Workbook helps Organization Leaders Create Effective Teams

“The NEW Team Habits: A Guide to the New School Rules” by Corwin provides step-by-step instructions to help leaders make change that matters

SAN CARLOS, CALIF. (Dec. 3, 2019) – The way teams work makes an incredible difference in an organization’s culture and effectiveness. For leaders who want help improving their teams, the new book “The NEW Team Habits: A Guide to the New School Rules” provides a step-by-step guide for building habits that help teams be more successful.

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