PEBC’s Boettcher Teacher Residency Partners with Edthena to Provide Video Coaching for Aspiring Teachers across Colorado

Technology helps coaches see trainees in action, mentor remotely and use data to ensure residency program’s effectiveness

POMONA, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2018) – PEBC’s Boettcher Teacher Residency, Colorado’s largest and most effective residency-based teacher-preparation program, has partnered with Edthena  to add a video coaching and analysis component to its program.

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Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

Hands-on workshops help science educators incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum. The four-hour workshops led by Vernier training specialists allow educators to explore classroom-ready labs that incorporate Vernier Software & Technology’s award-winning line of data-collection technology, including the new Go Direct® wireless sensors. Educators can register for a workshop at www.vernier.com/workshops.

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Mississippi Department of Education Approves i-Ready® as a Universal Screener for Grades K–3

Schools and districts across the state can use the online program to measure student needs and growth

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 8, 2018—The Mississippi Department of Education, in collaboration with the Mississippi Reading Panel, has named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready an approved universal reading screener for Mississippi students in Grades K–3. The state vetted universal screening assessments schools will administer to all students at least three times annually to provide an “especially critical ‘first look’ at individual students.” The online diagnostic and instruction program is currently used by districts across Mississippi and more than 7 million K–12 students nationwide.

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PublicSchoolWORKS Partners with SWPRSC to Provide Small Kansas Districts with Safety Training

Now districts in Kansas with less than 100 employees can have access to 17 online safety training courses at an affordable rate through the Small District Managed Training Program 

Cincinnati, OH (August 8, 2018) — All public school districts are required to meet state and federal safety training mandates, however, this can be difficult for districts with limited staff or budgets. To help small districts in Kansas meet training mandates, PublicSchoolWORKS has created an abbreviated catalog of online staff training courses called the Small District Managed Training Program. Districts in Kansas with less than 100 employees qualify for the program and its reduced rate through a partnership with the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center (SWPRSC). 

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Kalamazoo Youth Development Network’s Social-Emotional Learning Program Featured in Aug. 15, 2018 Webinar

Webinar by Aperture Education provides advice for schools and out-of-school-time organizations on successfully implementing an SEL plan

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 2, 2018) — More and more schools and-out-of-school-time providers are implementing social emotional learning (SEL) programs to support student success both in and out of the classroom. However successful SEL programs require careful planning and implementation and it may be difficult for some organizations to know where to start. To help organizations on this journey, Aperture Education has partnered with the Kalamazoo Youth Development Network to present a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT Aug. 15, 2018 highlighting Kalamazoo’s program and providing tips on how to implement a successful SEL plan. To register for the webinar “How to Develop a Sustainable Social Emotional Learning Program (Case Study),” visit https://goo.gl/fE52FG.

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Immersion Active Celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Downtown Frederick digital solutions agency will host an open house for local businesses on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to culminate a month-long celebration

(Frederick, MD) August 1, 2018 – Immersion Active, the leading digital solutions agency specializing in connecting consumers with brands that bring value to their lives, is turning 20 today. For two decades, Immersion Active’s digital marketing campaigns have successfully supported the sales strategies of clients spanning retirement communities/builders, consumer healthcare products and services, and more. 

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Immersion Active Named a 2018 Frederick County Best Places to Work

The Downtown Frederick digital ageless marketing agency was recognized in the Small-Medium Company category

(Frederick, MD) July 30, 2018 – Immersion Active, the leading digital solutions agency specializing in connecting consumers with brands that bring value to their lives, was honored by the 2018 Frederick County Best Places to Work campaign. One of five local companies to gain this prestigious title, Immersion Active was recognized in the Small-Medium category for businesses with 11 to 30 employees. 

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CDI Receives Award from Microsoft for Deploying More than 1 Million OS Licenses

CDI is among only three Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers worldwide to earn this recognition 

 Chicago IL – July 25, 2018 – CDI Computer Dealers, a leading provider of technology to schools, has earned an award from Microsoft for deploying more than 1 million OS licenses in North America. CDI’s President, Erez Pikar, accepted the award during the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) Summit in Toronto. CDI has been a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher since 2010.

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Vernier Software & Technology Wins a Tech & Learning ISTE 2018 Best of Show Award

Judges recognize Go Direct® Sound for its promise to bring real-world science into the classroom

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 16, 2018 — The newest sensor to join Vernier Software & Technology’s family of wireless sensors, Go Direct Sound, was named a winner of Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards for showing the greatest promise in the classroom. With sound-triggered data collection, the Go Direct Sound Sensor provides students with an easy way to capture and evaluate waveforms, along with sound intensity.

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Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

Through this partnership, the district is utilizing the Workbench platform and services to deliver the resources teachers need to successfully implement 21st Century learning

Baltimore, MD – July 12, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the expansion of a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) for the 2018 - 2019 school year. After successfully piloting the Workbench solution during the 2017 - 2018 school year, the district is expanding the use of the Workbench Education platform to an additional seven of the district’s 21st Century Schools.  Workbench enables schools to implement Project Based Learning (PBL), STEM/STEAM, and Making into their curriculum. 

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