Aperture Education’s 2020 Back to School Guide Helps Teachers and Families Support Students’ Social Emotional Learning

Free downloadable guide provides resources, lessons and activities that can be used in the classroom or at home

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 25, 2020) — As students, teachers, and families prepare for the 2020-21 school year, social-emotional learning will play an important role in helping them navigate the emotional and logistical challenges created by the events of the last few months. To support them, Aperture Education has created its free 2020 Back to School Guide packed with helpful information, lessons and activities to strengthen social-emotional skills for children and adults. 

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Curriculum Associates’ Assessing at Home i-Ready Diagnostic Kit Helps Educators Administer the Diagnostic at Home

New supports for educators and families will ensure teachers have accurate, actionable data about student learning needs this fall

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 24, 2020—After the extended period of distance learning this past spring, it is more important than ever that educators know students’ strengths and areas for growth as they enter the new school year. Beginning the year with an assessment like the i-Ready Diagnostic is critical to this effort. While assessing at home is challenging regardless of the test or provider, many schools successfully tested remotely this past spring. To support school reopening plans that may require educators to administer the i-Ready Diagnostic remotely, Curriculum Associates has created the Assessing at Home i-Ready Diagnostic Kit. The online kit includes a collection of turnkey tools for district leaders, school leaders, teachers, and families.

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Super Duper Publications Provides Unique Educational Materials for PreK-5 Distance Learning and Teletherapy

New Digital Library has more than 340 worksheets, card decks, and games 

Greenville, S.C. (August 19, 2020) – Distance learning has become a staple of our current educational system. With the launching of its new Digital Library, which includes more than 340 resources to support distance learning and teletherapy, educational publisher Super Duper Publications is leading the way in providing online learning materials for young students.

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PBLWorks Introduces Project Designer: An Interactive Online Tool that Gives Teachers a Shortcut to Creating Quality Project Based Learning Units

Includes a library of 72 Gold Standard projects, across subject areas and grade levels (K-12), that teachers can adapt for their students

Novato, CA (August 18, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leader in professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a first-of-its kind PBL Project Designer to help teachers plan standards-based PBL units for students. Teachers can build PBL projects from scratch or easily adapt one of 72 Gold Standard PBL units for their students and context.

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HEARBUILDER Online Foundational Literacy Program Builds Basic Skills in Young Students

Research-Based Program for Following Directions – Sequencing – Auditory Memory – Phonological Awareness 

Greenville, S.C. (August 17, 2020) – With the onset of the COVID virus, millions of PreK to Grade 5 students across the U.S. may have fallen critically behind in the basic skills they need to become good readers and be successful in school. Now more than ever, parents, educators and specialists are focused on helping their young students make up for lost learning time. The HearBuilder online, research-based, foundational literacy program provides an excellent way for students to build their early educational and literacy skills.

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Vernier and ADInstruments Develop College-Level Biology Experiments for the Lt Learning Platform

Online labs incorporate Vernier Go Direct® sensors for hands-on learning, as well as provide sample data to support students participating in remote learning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2020 — College-level biology educators and students can now access experiments that utilize Vernier Go Direct® sensors within the Lt online learning platform from ADInstruments. The collection of ready-to-use experiments, currently available as part of a free 90-day trial for the Lt online learning platform, engages students in hands-on scientific discovery as they learn important biology and biochemistry concepts. The platform additionally includes sample data from Vernier, so students can complete activities during remote learning when data-collection technology is not readily available.

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Aperture Education Hosts Webinars Focusing on the Social Emotional Health of Educators

Free webinars provide strategies and resources for teachers and administrators 

Charlotte N.C. (Aug 11, 2020) — In order to support the social-emotional health of students, educators must make sure they are taking care of their own social-emotional needs as well. To help them, Aperture Education is hosting two free webinars at 2 p.m. EST August 19th and August 27th, 2020 focusing on social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies for teachers and tips on how administrators can make adult social-emotional learning a priority. The webinars will delve into why SEL for educators is so important and provide tools and resources to help make it a priority in schools this year.

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Aperture Education Partners with Move This World to Provide its Customers with Additional Social-Emotional Learning Strategies

Partnership allows Aperture customers to access short videos from Move This World to teach social emotional skills to students

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 10, 2020) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) companies Aperture Education and Move This World have partnered to provide Aperture’s customers with additional resources to support the development of students’ social-emotional skills. Aperture customers can now access a sampling of short videos created by Move This World that help develop and strengthen students’ social-emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. The videos will be added to the hundreds of social and emotional learning Growth Strategies Aperture already offers through its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System.

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Flinn Scientific Launches New Solutions to Support Hands-on Science in Any Learning Environment

360Science™ and Science2Go help students learn important scientific concepts in a safe, effective, and engaging way

Batavia, Illinois, July 29, 2020 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, is launching two new solutions – 360Science™ and Science2Go – to support hands-on learning this coming school year. Now, regardless if learning is taking place in a virtual, hybrid, or in-person environment, educators will have the resources needed to teach students about important scientific concepts and phenomena in a safe, effective, and engaging way.

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