Curriculum Associates Sponsors the 2020 ALAS Scholarship Awards to Support the Professional Advancement of Latino Administrators

Luis Murillo, principal of Skoglund Middle School in Center Consolidated School District 26JT, receives $10,000 to support his continuing education  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 13, 2020—For the sixth consecutive year, Curriculum Associates has partnered with the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) to support the professional advancement of Latino administrators by helping them earn advanced degrees in education. This year’s ALAS Scholarship Award recipient, Luis Murillo of Center Consolidated School District 26JT in Center, Colorado, will receive $10,000 to support his continuing education as he works toward his ultimate goal of becoming a district superintendent.

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Riverside Insights Adds the DESSA to its Portfolio of Assessments

The research-based DESSA from Aperture Education provides actionable data to help schools confidently meet students’ individual social-emotional learning needs

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 8, 2020) — Riverside Insights and Aperture Education have partnered to add Aperture’s entirely strengths-based DESSA social-emotional learning assessment to Riverside Insights’ portfolio of trusted assessments for schools. The partnership between the two companies helps Riverside Insights support schools that are seeking an evidence-based SEL assessment and helps Aperture reach more schools that are serviced by Riverside Insights.

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches a New Sensor to Support the Development of STEM Skills and Environmental Literacy

The new Go Direct Weather System provides a versatile and affordable way for educators to engage their middle, high school, and college students in STEM

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 7, 2020 — Vernier recently launched the new Go Direct® Weather System to engage students in hands-on data collection as they learn important environmental science concepts. This affordable wireless sensor can be used in the classroom or out in the field to help middle school, high school, and college-level students investigate and analyze a variety of environmental factors.

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Aperture Education Updates its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System

New features include non-binary gender descriptions, colorful graphs for easy data visualization, and a more intuitive process to input social-emotional learning (SEL) data

Charlotte N.C. (October 6, 2020) — Aperture Education, a leading provider of social-emotional assessments and intervention strategies for schools, has updated its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System to make it more intuitive for educators and administrators to use and to include more inclusive gender language. The updates include adding gender-neutral student descriptions, easy-to-read charts to showcase students’ SEL data and progress at a glance, and features to make its data-importing process more intuitive to help administrators save time.

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Curriculum Associates’ CEO Rob Waldron Appointed to the Association of Test Publishers’ CEO Council

Waldron is the only United States education market CEO to be selected for the newly formed council

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 6, 2020—The Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs, has named Curriculum Associates’ CEO Rob Waldron to its newly formed CEO Council. Waldron is the only CEO in the United States’ K–12 education market space to be appointed to the five-person council, which will provide ongoing guidance to the ATP and its global membership.

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches New Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro App for Science Instructors and Students

Engage students remotely or in the lab with advanced data analysis and take advantage of the special introductory site license price of $69

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 1, 2020 — Expanding upon its award-winning Vernier Graphical Analysis™ app, Vernier Software & Technology is launching the Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro app to engage students—either remotely or in the lab—in more advanced analysis of data from biology, chemistry, and physics experiments. The new app, which is available as part of a 30-day free trial, is being offered at a special introductory site license price of $69, granting access through June 2021. Users can easily insert, view, and sync a video to sensor data for inspection and analysis as part of the scientific discovery process. 

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PBLWorks and ISTE Partner to Offer New Course for Teachers

Self-paced ISTE U course helps teachers integrate technology into Gold Standard Project Based Learning

Novato, CA (Sept. 28, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has partnered with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to create a new self-paced ISTE U course, “Leading Project-Based Learning with Technology” to help teachers build their capacity to implement Gold Standard PBL with technology tools.

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Impero Creates Cloud-based Solution to Help Schools Record Student Health and Safety Concerns

Impero back:drop provides free, secure, central recordkeeping of student concerns, including COVID-19 outbreaks, for districts

Austin, TX, Sept. 15, 2020 – Student safety leader Impero has created Impero back:drop, a new free cloud-based solution to help schools manage and record student safety and health information, from first aid to COVID-19 symptom tracking, to more complex mental health issues.

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New York State Education Department Approves Curriculum Associates as a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor

Educators can receive state-approved CTLE credits by completing personalized professional development from Curriculum Associates

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 14, 2020—The New York State Education Department has approved Curriculum Associates as a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) sponsor. With this approval, educators across New York can now receive state-approved CTLE credits by completing Curriculum Associates’ active, personalized, and research-based professional development courses which can be delivered online or in-person.

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