STEM Educators Win the 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards for Their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology

Seven educators awarded cash and technology prizes valued at $5,500 each

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 15, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announce the seven winners of the 2019 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This year’s winning educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—were selected by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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Swing Education Expands its Substitute Teaching Solution to Arizona

Schools and districts across the state can now fill substitute teacher shortages using company’s web-based app and network of highly qualified educators 

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 9, 2019—Swing Education, an on-demand marketplace for substitute teachers, has expanded its services to help schools and districts across Arizona connect with qualified educators using the company’s web-based platform. In addition to Arizona, Swing Education is now helping to address the substitute teacher shortage in California, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C. 

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Three Maine School Districts Partner with PublicSchoolWORKS to Help Make Schools Safer

Vassalboro, Waterville and Winslow Public Schools are the first three districts in the state to use the EmployeeSafe Suite to take safety practices online

Cincinnati, Ohio (April 9, 2019) — PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools, has expanded to Maine with new partnerships at Vassalboro, Waterville and Winslow Public Schools. These neighboring school districts in Central Maine are using the EmployeeSafe Suite, an online system that combines online software and content, deep industry expertise and highly skilled people resources, to provide a complete and scalable school safety and regulatory compliance solution.

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Video Observation Company Invents Low-Tech Tripod Tool

Edthena creates innovative – yet simple – paper tripod that helps educators capture high-quality classroom video 

SAN FRANCISCO (April 3, 2019) – Edthena is a leader in offering the best online technology for teacher professional learning, yet its latest innovation takes things offline. The new Edthena paper tripod proves that sometimes the best inventions are the simplest ones.

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Curriculum Associates Supports the Unique Needs of English Learners with a Redesigned Mathematics Program for Grades 6-8

Program’s recent WIDA correlation provides concrete example of Curriculum Associates’ commitment to helping ELs achieve proficiency and growth 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 3, 2019— Curriculum Associates’ new Ready Mathematics 2020 Edition for Grades 6–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). Available for Back to School 2019, the newly redesigned program provides powerful language-based activities and support to help English Learners (ELs) achieve proficiency and growth in mathematics. The program’s WIDA correlation provides educators a concrete example of Curriculum Associates’ commitment to providing the most comprehensive tools to support ELs.

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Curriculum Associates Transforms the Way Students Learn Mathematics with the Launch of Ready Classroom Mathematics

Practical routines engage K–5 students in meaningful mathematical conversations

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., April 1, 2019—Curriculum Associates designed Ready Classroom Mathematics to help teachers deliver discourse-based instruction while empowering students to think mathematically and discuss mathematical ideas. This new standards-aligned mathematics curriculum provides engaging mathematics content for Grades K–5.

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Swing Education Launches Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame to Recognize Exceptional Educators

The Hall of Fame will recognize three educators during National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, held May 6-10, 2019 

 SAN MATEO, Calif., March 28, 2019—Swing Education, an on-demand marketplace for substitute teachers, is now accepting applications for its Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame’s inaugural class will recognize three substitute teachers for their outstanding work as educators and their contributions to the students, teachers, and schools they serve. The inductees will be announced during National Substitute Teacher Week this May and profiled on the Swing Education website. 

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Impero Software Partners with the Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC)

Partnership provides schools in Nebraska with special pricing on Impero Education Pro

Austin, TX, March 27, 2019 – The Nebraska Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) has selected Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education,  as a vendor partner for the 2019-2020 school year. The partnership allows schools to obtain special pricing on the company’s flagship product, Impero Education Pro, if they purchase it through the Nebraska ESUCC, by May 15, 2019.

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New Edthena Dashboard Helps Decision Makers Understand the Use and Impact of Video Coaching in Their Organization

Organization Stats provides actionable data and evidence-based insights about the professional learning conversations occurring among teachers and coaches

SAN FRANCISCO (March 21, 2019) – With any edtech implementation, it is important for decision makers to be able to measure their return on investment. Edthena’s new Organization Stats dashboard provides valuable data and evidence-based insights that administrators and department chairs can use to determine the overall impact of video reflection and coaching as part of the professional development process within their organization.

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CDI Technologies is Awarded an Expanded School Purchasing Contract by the Alabama Department of Education

School districts can now benefit from more classroom technology options from CDI  

Chicago IL – March 19, 2019 – CDI Technologies (formerly CDI Computer Dealers) today announced it was awarded an expanded contract with the Alabama Department of Education allowing it to offer more products and services to Alabama schools. This expanded agreement through the state’s Alabama K-12 Joint Purchasing (ALJP) program allows schools to purchase CDI’s classroom-ready technology including recertified devices and charging carts, as well as technologies from its partners including Acer, ASUS and Google. 

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