Vernier and NSELA Recognize Six Science Educators with ‘Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarships’

Educators received scholarships of $500 each to attend the recent NSELA Summer Leadership Institute

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 4, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) recently awarded six educators with a Vernier Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarship (VESELS). The winning educators received a $500 scholarship to attend the NSELA Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) earlier this year in Omaha, NE.

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STEM Educators Nationwide Share Total Solar Eclipse Data Collected with Vernier Probeware

Data help fellow educators teach students about real-life physical phenomena

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 2, 2017 – Vernier Software & Technology is highlighting examples of the data collected by educators nationwide during this summer’s total solar eclipse. The data, which were all collected using Vernier technology, are available for free on the Vernier website for educators to use to teach students about the scientific aspects of real-life physical phenomena such as a solar eclipse.

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Innovative Educational Organizations in Nevada Partner with Edthena to Personalize Professional Development using Video Coaching

Lyon County School District and Northeastern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program to implement video coaching platform during 2017-18 school year

YERINGTON and ELKO, Nev. (September 28, 2017) – Starting in the 2017-18 school year, two innovative Nevada educational organizations – Lyon County School District (LCSD) and Northeastern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (NNRPDP) – will provide video coaching to educators via Edthena to enrich educators’ professional learning. These organizations are utilizing the Great Teaching and Leading Fund grant from the Nevada Department of Education to provide targeted coaching support the using Edthena platform.

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PresenceLearning Recognizes 12 Educational Organizations with its 4th Annual Awards of Excellence

Schools, districts, and service agencies nationwide honored for their standout use of online therapy, organizational leadership, and improved student outcomes

SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, has recognized 12 educational organizations nationwide as winners in their 4th annual Awards of Excellence. Throughout last school year, these exemplary organizations helped drive improved student outcomes through their use of online therapy services for students with special needs while displaying outstanding organizational leadership and teamwork.

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Epson Launches the PowerLite 685W for Classroom SMART Presentation Displays

New Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Works Seamlessly with SMART Board M685 and 885 Interactive Whiteboards to Increase Classroom Collaboration

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the Epson PowerLite® 685W Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display for SMART. The new presentation display, which offers seamless integration with the SMART Extended Control Panel (ECP)1, is part of Epson’s continued collaboration with SMART Technologies Inc. to bring amazing images to classrooms using the SMART Board® M685 and 885 interactive whiteboards. 

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OppU Honors Students Who Embrace Opportunity for Themselves and Others with the OppU Achievers Scholarship

Financial literacy program provides four students per year with a $2,500 scholarship for education costs

Chicago – Sept. 25, 2017 – As the cost of education continues to rise, tuition can take a heavy economic toll on students and their families. To ease this burden, OppU, a financial literacy site, created the OppU Achievers Scholarship.

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Aperture Education Re-affirms its Commitment to Protecting Student Data

Company signs Student Privacy Pledge and launches new web page to share how it keeps student information safe

Charlotte N.C. (Sept. 22, 2017) — Social-emotional learning company, Aperture Education, has signed the Student Privacy Pledge, re-affirming its commitment to safeguarding student data. It also launched a new web page to keep the public informed about how it keeps student information safe.

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Upcoming PresenceLearning Webinar Helps Special Educators Plan and Design Reading Interventions for Struggling Elementary Students

Multi-Tiered System of Supports expert Dr. Jeanne Wanzek to lead the second webinar in the “Blueprints for Success” series on Tuesday, October 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, September 20, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is hosting its second “Blueprints for Success: Interventions That Really Work” webinar to provide special educators with research-based guidance about planning and designing interventions for elementary students struggling with reading. The webinar, titled “Making it Real: RTI and MTSS for Reading and Reading Interventions,” will be led by Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) expert Dr. Jeanne Wanzek on Tuesday, October 26, 2017 at 10 am Pacific time (1 pm Eastern time).

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New Hands-On Power Grid Kits from REcharge Labs Provide Exciting Opportunity to Improve Energy Literacy

The kits help meet the demands of educators, utility companies, and museums seeking to increase public understanding of electricity generation and related systems

(Minneapolis, MN) September 14, 2017 – REcharge Labs®, the creators of hands-on renewable energy activities, kits, and comprehensive teacher training, has launched two Power Grid Kits, modular platforms for K-12 students to explore how the electrical grid functions. The Town Power Grid Kit and the City Power Grid Kit demonstrate traditional power generation resources and can allow students to explore the impact of solar and wind power along with electric vehicle charging, smart grid technology and energy efficiency. The accessible wooden block design makes it easy to demonstrate how the grid and its components work together to bring electricity to our homes and businesses, while also exploring core science standards and the challenges of new technologies. 

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Growing Number of California Districts Deliver Improved, Transparent Parent Enrollment Experience with SchoolMint

California school districts using SchoolMint nearly triples this school year

SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2017 – School systems across California are increasingly partnering with SchoolMint to transform the student enrollment process to improve the parent experience, make the process more equitable, accessible, and transparent, and streamline overall operations and administrative workflow for staff. SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice software for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, is serving a growing number of school districts in California, along with approximately 20 percent of the state’s charter school market.

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