Vernier Software & Technology Names the Winners of Its 40th Anniversary Educator Grants

Forty science educators from across the country have been selected to receive $1,000 in Vernier technology, a Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro one-year subscription, and professional development

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 13, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology has named the 40 recipients of its 40th anniversary educator grants. The grantees—who represent a range of grade levels and geographic regions—will each receive $1,000 in Vernier technology of their choosing, a one-year subscription to Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro, and three hours of virtual professional development to further support their teaching. 

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National Alliance of Black School Educators Names Audrey Muhammad as Inaugural Recipient of the 2021 NABSE $10,000 Scholarship Award

New award sponsored by Curriculum Associates was created to support aspiring Black school district leaders with their continuing education   

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 13, 2021—The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) recently named Audrey Muhammad, college success instructor at Durham Technical Community College in Durham, NC, as the recipient of the 2021 NABSE $10,000 Scholarship Award, which is sponsored by Curriculum Associates. This inaugural award, The Dr. Charles Mitchell, Jr. Leadership Scholarship, will help support Muhammad as she pursues an advanced degree in educational leadership at Wilmington University.

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Award-winning Author Dr. Bettina Love to be Featured Guest for ALAS’ Linking Latina Leaders Event

Virtual event for ALAS will focus on “The Pursuit of Educational Equity for All”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 9, 2021) – Award-winning author Dr. Bettina Love will join the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for its December networking event, Linking Latina Leaders [L3]. The event takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, and focuses on the theme “The Pursuit of Educational Equity for All.” To register, visit https://bit.ly/3IzzAPY.

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Flinn Scientific’s New PAVO Platform Provides Comprehensive Instructional Solution to District-Level Science Programs

More than 10,000 digital resources – including labs, videos, and assessments – available for middle school, high school, and Advanced Placement levels

Batavia, Illinois, December 7, 2021 — To support school district science programs in delivering comprehensive content and customizable labs across science subject areas, Flinn Scientific recently launched the PAVO platform. This all-in-one solution for middle school, high school, and advanced science levels helps educators support digital and hands-on learning, facilitate inquiry-based exploration, and differentiate instruction using labs, embedded safety resources, test prep, formative and summative assessments, and multi-level reporting tools. 

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Announces New Regional Directors

Pedro Rivera and Dr. Frank Rodriguez bring a wealth of experience to their new roles as part of the ALAS board

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has elected Pedro Rivera and Dr. Frank Rodriguez to its Board of Directors. Rivera, who is the former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education and currently serves as president of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Pennsylvania, was named the Director of Region 6 Northeast. Rodriguez, who is superintendent of the Beaufort County School District in South Carolina, was named director of Region 7 Southeast.

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IRIS Wins ‘Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021’ Award for Earth Science

Organization offers real-world data and teaching resources to entice middle through college level students to study earthquakes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2021) — The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) was recently named a winner in the ‘Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021’ Awards in the Earth Science category. The awards, which are a combined effort of Catapult X, the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), and MCH Strategic Data, are the only awards judged by STEM educators for STEM educators. IRIS was selected for its positive impact on student learning and STEM education in today’s schools.

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents 2022 Education Conclave Focuses on Historically Marginalized Students

Speaking proposals are due Nov. 30, 2021 for professional development conference taking place January 21-22, 2022 in Gwinnett County, Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 23, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) announces its 3rd Annual Education Conclave, co-hosted by the Georgia Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (GALAS), which focuses on the theme “Historically Marginalized: No Mas!” The event takes place Jan. 21-22, 2022 at the Gwinnett County Office of Public Schools near Atlanta, Georgia. It provides advanced professional development for teacher leaders, principals and administrators from across the country.  Speaking proposals are being accepted through Nov. 30, 2021. To apply to speak or to register to attend the conference click here.

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Aperture Education’s 2021 Winter SEL Guide Supports Social and Emotional Learning during the Winter Months

SEL Guide provides lessons and resources for teachers, students, and families 

Charlotte N.C. (Nov. 22, 2021) — The winter months are a time when many families celebrate holidays and when students and teachers have a chance to relax and recharge over winter break. Yet many people may also experience increases in stress, anxiety, and loneliness during this time. To support students and educators this winter, Aperture Education, the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, has created a free 2021 Winter SEL Guide. The Guide provides activities and strategies for practicing and strengthening the social and emotional skills that can help students and adults have a positive winter break and a strong start to 2022. To download the guide, visit https://info.apertureed.com/2021-wg

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Application Period Open for the 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Seven STEM educators can each receive $5,500 in prizes for their innovative use of data-collection technology 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 17, 2021 — The call for applications for the 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards is now open for STEM educators nationwide. Now in its 19th year, this annual awards program from Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) will recognize seven educators for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the classroom. Each winning educator will receive $5,500 in prizes.

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Innovative EdTech Solutions Chosen as Winners of ‘Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021’ Awards

Panel of educator judges selected winning products, technologies, and services for their positive impact on student learning and STEM education 

BEAVERTON, Ore. (November 15, 2021) – In collaboration with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and MCH Strategic Data, Catapult X has named the winners of the Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021, the only awards program judged by STEM educators for STEM educators. This year’s winning K-12 and higher education products, technologies, and services were selected for their positive impact on student learning and STEM education in today’s schools. Winners were chosen based on reviews by the educator judges, as well as by a popular vote by more than 2,500 educators. 

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