Education Elements Announces Recipient of Personalized Learning Grant for Principals

Pomerado Elementary will receive $3,000 to implement new initiatives plus access to Education Elements’ Personalized Learning Toolkit of resources

SAN CARLOS, CALIF. (Oct. 15, 2019) – Education Elements has selected Laura Crow, Principal at Pomerado Elementary in California’s Poway Unified School District, as the recipient of its 2019 Grant for Personalized Learning Schools. The grant will support the school’s personalized learning initiative which includes training staff and redesigning its learning spaces.

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Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Manage its Staff Safety Training and Compliance

PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite will allow the cooperative to completely automate its training and compliance processes

Cincinnati, Ohio (October 14, 2019) — The Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative (CKEC) in Lexington, KY recently partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools, to manage its staff safety training and compliance. CKEC, which serves 22 school districts across central Kentucky, is using the PublicSchoolWORKS EmployeeSafe Suite Course Catalog and Custom Course Builder along with the Safety Document Library to deliver and manage safety training and compliance for its staff. 

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Panel to Discuss the Relationship between Social Emotional Learning and Preventative Mental Health

Panel, including representatives from school districts and SEL organizations, to provide holistic view on how schools can address students’ mental health

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 11, 2019) — To help students succeed academically, schools must find ways to address their non-academic needs as well. One of the biggest of these is preventative mental health. On Oct. 16, 2019, a panel of educators and social-emotional learning (SEL) organizations will participate in a free webinar to provide insight into this important issue and discuss how schools can take a holistic approach to preventative mental health.

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Erie 1 BOCES adds Impero to its List of Approved Classroom Management Providers

Schools across New York can now choose Impero to manage student devices

Austin, TX, Oct. 10, 2019 – Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, has received a contract from the Erie 1 BOCES in New York to be listed as an approved classroom management vendor. This allows districts who are served by Erie 1 BOCES, and all school districts across New York, to choose Impero to manage classroom devices based on a specified price.

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Schools in Massachusetts to Use PublicSchoolWORKS to Provide Online Safety Training for Staff

North Adams Public Schools in North Adams, MA and Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, MA implement PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite

Cincinnati, Ohio (October 8, 2019) — North Adams Public Schools in North Adams, MA and Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer, MA have partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools. Both will use PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite to deliver customized training, accident management and reporting, and chemical safety. Using the entire EmployeeSafe Suite they will  be able to meet compliance regulations and ensure a safe teaching and learning environment for all stakeholders. 

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Applications Now Open for the 2020 Vernier Engineering Contest

Annual awards program recognizes one STEM educator with $5,500 in prizes for the innovative use of data-collection technology 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 8, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology is now accepting applications for its 2020 Engineering Contest, which recognizes the innovative use of Vernier technology to introduce engineering concepts or practices to students.  Middle school, high school, and college educators are encouraged to apply for the chance to win a prize valued at $5,500. 

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Epson Customer Victor Valdez Chosen as Best School District Technology Coordinator/Director by Tech Edvocate Awards

Epson BrightLink interactive display was also named a finalist for Best Classroom Audio-Visual App or Tool

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 30, 2019 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world1, is excited to announce that one of its key customers, Victor Valdez, Chief Technology Officer for the Pflugerville Independent School District, was named the winner in the Tech Edvocate Awards for Best School District Technology Coordinator/Director. He was recognized for his role in supporting the district’s growth through purchasing student devices and installing Epson BrightLink® displays in every classroom. 

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School Districts Find Ways to Increase Teacher Effectiveness and Collaboration

A report from Education Elements takes a closer look at successful school improvement initiatives

SAN CARLOS, CALIF. (Sept. 24, 2019) – Education Elements today released its 2018-19 annual report Building Responsive Systems to Transform Education which highlights transformation results from school districts across the country. To date, the education consultancy has reached 780,000 students, 950 schools and 200 districts and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from its partner districts. The annual report can be downloaded at http://www.edelements.com/annual-report-2018-19.

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PBLWorks Partners with the Bezos Family Foundation to Launch “Hunger Challenge” Project Based Learning Unit

Foundation to donate $3 for each piece of art created by students to help address hunger and malnutrition globally

Novato, CA (Sept. 17, 2019) – PBLWorks, the leader in Project Based Learning (PBL) professional development, has partnered with Students Rebuild, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, to create a high quality PBL unit for the upcoming Hunger Challenge. K-12 educators and students are invited to participate in the challenge to explore solutions for hunger and malnutrition around the world, and raise funds for youth-focused nutrition programs. 

The Hunger Project PBL unit – designed for English, math, and science – is available for teachers starting today and the challenge runs through June 5, 2020. Students participating in the challenge research hunger and malnutrition, then work together to develop potential solutions to these issues, and create a work of art to showcase their results. 

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Calling All Science Teachers: Applications Now Open for the 2020 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Educators are encouraged to submit their innovative uses of data-collection technology for a chance to win $5,500 in prizes

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 17, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2020 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. A total of seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—will be recognized for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom or laboratory.

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