ALAS and NABSE Co-Host “Ed Fest 2021: Through Adversity WE Are Stronger Together”

Free virtual event features U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, superintendent panels, and awards for students and teachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS) and the National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE) are hosting a free four-day virtual event March 9-12, 2021 to highlight accomplishments of the past year and set the stage to tackle top education issues in the year ahead. The conference, “Ed Fest 2021: Through Adversity WE Are Stronger Together,” takes place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. EST March 9-12, 2021. To register, visit: https://www.alasedu.org/event/ed-fest/.

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Virtual “SEL Vision Summit” Helps Participants Take Social and Emotional Learning to the Next Level

Aperture Education’s inaugural professional development conference brings together industry experts with school and district members to support students

Charlotte N.C. (March 4, 2021) — Never before has there been more of a need to support social and emotional skills for students and educators alike. Aperture Education is addressing this need with its inaugural SEL Vision Summit:Level Up Your SEL, a new virtual one-day professional development conference. The conference takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 20, 2021. To register, visit http://bit.ly/SELVision. All registrants will receive Aperture’s 2021 SEL Toolkit for free.

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Vernier Software & Technology Uses Food Experiments to Engage Students in Chemistry Exploration

New high school- and college-level chemistry lab book features 14 ready-to-use hands-on investigations

BEAVERTON, Oregon, March 4, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched a new lab book that uses food as a means to help high school and college students explore important chemistry concepts. Food Chemistry Experiments, which is available in both electronic and print versions, includes 14 ready-to-use experiments utilizing Vernier technology such as the Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer, Go Direct Temperature Probe, and Go Direct CO2 Gas Sensor to help students investigate complex questions involving food.

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Webinar Series Brings Together New York City High Schools to Share Their Strategies for Supporting Social and Emotional Learning

The Urban Assembly and Aperture Education host series for schools and districts wanting to learn how to overcome challenges to implementing SEL

Charlotte N.C. (March 3, 2021) — Aperture Education has partnered with The Urban Assembly to host a three-part webinar series showcasing how four high schools in New York City overcame challenges to support their students’ social and emotional needs. Participants will hear from teachers, administrators and students about how to prioritize SEL during challenges such as virtual learning, lack of an “advisory” period at school, and being in an alternative school setting. The webinars take place March 3, April 12 and April 16, 2021. All are available on demand.

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Curriculum Associates Launches Magnetic Reading™ to Help Students Build Confidence While Mastering Critical Reading Skills

New supplemental reading program for Grades 3–5 engages students with grade-level content using culturally relevant texts

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 3, 2021—To help students build confidence while mastering critical reading skills, Curriculum Associates has launched the supplemental Magnetic Reading program for Grades 3–5. By providing actionable data and insights, knowledge-rich learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, and scaffolds to support learner variability, the blended research-based program helps teachers facilitate lively classroom discourse and engage all students with grade-level content using culturally relevant texts.

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Flinn Scientific Launches New Interactive Webinars to Address the Most Pressing Safety and STEM Issues

Leading STEM educators and experts to provide relevant, up-to-date safety information and ideas for effectively navigating this school year and beyond

Batavia, Illinois, March 2, 2021 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, is hosting its fourth installment of the free Professional Learning Webinar Series this month for K-12 science educators and district leaders. The latest webinars will feature an esteemed lineup of leading STEM experts and focus on timely topics around safely and effectively navigating the remainder of this school year and beyond.

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New Mexico Public Education Department Names Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Reading a Supplemental Instructional Material for Structured Literacy

Local education agencies in the state can implement the program and accompanying online Teacher Toolbox to support literacy instruction for students in Grades K–2

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 1, 2021—The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates’ Ready Reading program and the accompanying online Teacher Toolbox to its 2020 Adopted Multiple List for K–2 Structured Literacy. This list, compiled by the NMPED’s Instructional Material Bureau after completing a Request for Applications, includes supplementary instructional materials that local education agencies can implement to reinforce, enrich, or enhance instruction driven by core instructional material.

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Curriculum Associates’ Vice President of Assessment and Research Kristen Huff Named the 2021 Career Achievement Award Recipient by the Association of Test Publishers

Esteemed award honors individuals for their sustained and positive contributions to the development, application, and innovation of testing and measurement

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 23, 2021—The Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs, has named Kristen Huff, Ed.D., vice president of assessment and research at Curriculum Associates, as its 2021 Career Achievement Award recipient. Huff was unanimously chosen by the ATP Board for this esteemed recognition, which honors individuals who have made sustained and positive contributions to the development, application, and innovation of testing and measurement through research, publications, presentations, professional activities, technology, conceptualizations, or theoretical contributions over a career.

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The College Board Partners with PBLWorks to Train Teachers for New AP Courses Rooted in Project Based Learning

Courses are based on powerful new research showing the positive impact Project Based Learning coupled with great PD has on AP students’ success

Novato, CA (Feb. 22, 2021) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL), has partnered with the College Board to offer a new PBL-based professional development program for Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Environmental Science and U.S Government and Politics. The new courses use a Project Based Learning method of teaching and are based on powerful new breakthrough research just released by the Center for Economic and Social Research at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, that found PBL coupled with high-quality professional development significantly improves student performance when compared to students in non-PBL classrooms.

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Curriculum Associates Launches New Webinar Series to Support Educators with Reading Instruction

The six-part Teach Forward: Innovations in Reading series kicks off on Thursday, February 25, 2021

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 16, 2021—Curriculum Associates is launching a complimentary six-part webinar series for elementary educators. Teach Forward: Innovations in Reading will kick off on February 25th and run every Thursday until April 1. Teach Forward will showcase a variety of timely, research-based practices around knowledge development, culturally responsive pedagogy, and the power of proven scaffolds that bring all students to grade-level text.

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