Impero Software Appoints Richard Cremona to its Board of Directors

Austin, TX, June 23, 2020 – Student safety leader Impero has named Richard Cremona to its board of directors.

Cremona, who is based in Chicago, will bring his vast experience in business, security and technology to Impero to support its continued expansion worldwide. Cremona has extensive experience in leading technology companies. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer and vice chairman of the board of the OpSec Security Group, a global leader in authentication and brand protection solutions. He has also held senior level positions with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Sprint Communications, Openwave Systems and Kentrox throughout his extensive career.

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PBLWorks Creates New eBook Featuring 21 Projects to Help Families Keep Children Engaged in Learning this Summer

“This Teachable Moment” eBook provides an introduction to Project Based Learning and ready-to-go projects for children of all grade levels

Novato, CA (June 17, 2020) –The COVID-19 school closures have caused many parents and caregivers to wonder whether their children have fallen behind in learning, and how they might catch up. To support these families, PBLWorks, the leader in Project Based Learning, has created a free eBook packed with ideas and resources to help parents re-engage their children in learning throughout the summer.

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Apperson Offers Early Bird Pricing for its Online Character Education Program – The Character Tree

Discounted 2020/21 subscriptions allow teachers to provide students with character skills, whether they are in classrooms or teaching remotely 

Renton, WA – June 16, 2020 – After a successful launch in 2019/20 that garnered more than 18,000 subscribers, The Character Tree is now providing character education to thousands of student who are learning from home. To keep this character development moving forward, whether students are in classrooms, learning from home, or in a hybrid learning program, Apperson is offering The Character Tree at a discounted rate for the 2020/21 school year. The program features video lessons highlighting the positive character traits of prominent figures, as well as educator and student resources. To subscribe and to view video samples visit https://charactertree.com/.

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Impero Launches Website-Filtering Software to Further Protect Students Online

Impero Web:check scans approximately 150 million new URLs every day, catching and filtering on average 408,000 web pages for inappropriate content

Austin TX, June 9, 2020 –– Student safety leader Impero today launched Impero Web:check, a real-time web content filtering solution for schools. Powered by Netsweeper, Impero Web:check analyzes web content in real-time, protecting students from inappropriate or malicious content both in and out of the classroom.

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The Character Tree Hosts Webinar on how to Incorporate Character Development across the Curriculum

Free June 11, 2020 webinar features early elementary school teacher Sara VanderWel who plays the role of “Miss Sara” in The Character Tree videos

Renton, WA. (June 2, 2020) — Character education in the early years can help set students up for success in school, and in life. To help teachers incorporate character lessons throughout the school day, The Character Tree, an online video resource for character development, is hosting a free webinar at 3 p.m. Eastern Time/noon Pacific Time on June 11, 2020. 

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Curriculum Associates’ Updated i-Ready® Personalized Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners

Online reading and mathematics program now includes more than 1,150 culturally responsive lessons to support English Language Learners (ELLs)

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 2, 2020—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Personalized Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all key correlation criteria for the WIDA Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). This third-party review signifies that the program, which has been significantly updated to further meet the needs of ELLs, is correlated to the WIDA Standards Framework, connected to English Language Development Standards, and relevant for both US domestic and international audiences to meet the academic needs of ELLs. Today, i-Ready Personalized Instruction is composed of more than 1,150 lessons, nearly 75 percent of which are new from within the last three years.

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Swing Education Named Best Hiring Solution by EdTech Digest’s 2020 EdTech Awards

Online staffing application for substitute teachers recognized for its innovative use of technology and its impact on education 

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 26, 2020 – Swing Education recently won a 2020 EdTech Award from EdTech Digest for its industry-leading staffing application for substitute teachers. The company was named the best hiring solution by the long-standing awards program which recognizes, acknowledges, and celebrates the exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. 

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PBLWorks Creates New Online Course to Provide a Path for Individual Teachers to Learn Project Based Learning Practices

Eight-week course led by PBL experts grounds teachers in Gold Standard PBL Teaching Practices

Novato, CA (May 21, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created an online course to help teachers who are interested in PBL gain the knowledge and teaching practices to become a Project Based Teacher. Registration is now open for the first course, which begins on July 6, 2020.

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Expert Shares Strategies to Promote Social-emotional Learning and Character Development during School Closures in Upcoming Webinar

May 7, 2020 webinar features Dr. Maurice Elias and is moderated by Dr. Sheryl Harmer

Charlotte N.C. (April 29, 2020) — The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the necessity of building character development and social-emotional skills in young children as they deal with the stresses of learning remotely. To help educators and parents teach these skills, Aperture Education and The Character Tree have partnered to host a free webinar “How, Not ‘If’: Promoting Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development in Young Children is a Necessity,” at 3 p.m. EST on May 7, 2020. The webinar features expert Dr. Maurice Elias, professor of psychology at Rutgers University and director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab. It will be moderated by Dr. Sheryl Harmer who has 30 years of experience in public schools and six years of experience with the Committee for Children.

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PBLWorks Creates New Web Resource for Educators to Facilitate Project Based Learning Remotely

Website’s free resources help educators keep students engaged in meaningful learning while schools are closed

Novato, CA (April 27, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a resource site to provide teachers with ideas, examples, and tools to facilitate PBL remotely. 

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