Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021 Now Open for Nominations

Awards program from Catapult X, NSTA, and MCH Strategic Data is judged by STEM educators and highlights innovative STEM products for K-12 schools and higher education 

BEAVERTON, Ore. (September 7, 2021) – Catapult X is now accepting submissions for the Educators Pick Best of STEMTM 2021, the only awards program judged by STEM educators, for STEM educators. The awards program, operated in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and MCH Strategic Data, spotlights innovative products, technologies, and services that are changing the world of STEM education. 

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Detroit Public Schools Community District Adopts Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading™ to Help Accelerate Learning and Build Students’ Critical Reading Skills

Supplemental reading program featuring grade-level content and culturally relevant texts will support Grades 3–5 students across 74 schools in Detroit  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 31, 2021—Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) in Detroit, MI recently adopted Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading program for students in Grades 3–5. This supplemental program, which will be used by approximately 12,000 students across 74 schools in the district, helps teachers facilitate lively classroom discourse and engage all students with grade-level content as they build their confidence and master critical reading skills.

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ALAS is Accepting Requests for Proposals for its National Summit October 7-9, 2021 in Washington D.C.

Apply by Aug. 31 to present a breakout session at the National Summit 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 26, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is accepting requests for proposals through Aug. 31, 2021 for its annual education summit, which takes place in person Oct. 7-9, 2021 in Washington D.C. The ALAS 18th Annual National Summit will feature inspiring keynote speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.

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Visual Technology Artist Elevates University of Virginia with Epson Laser Projectors for “Brighter Together” Projection Mapping Installation

Epson Provided Three Pro Series Projectors to Help Illuminate Local Landmarks with Dynamic 3D Visuals

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Aug. 25, 2021 – When the world shut down, students and educators had to adapt to new learning environments. Through these times, efforts to engage and bring students and communities together safely have resulted in more innovative forms of interactive art across campuses and city streets. One of these campuses is The University of Virginia (UVA) that turned to visual technology artist Jeff Dobrow to create a pop-up projection mapping experience called “Brighter Together.” 

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Swing Education Launches Bonus Plan to Support and Incentivize Substitute Teachers

Substitutes can receive a bonus up to $1,000 during the 2021-2022 school year  

SAN MATEO, Calif., August 24, 2021 – To further support substitute teachers and recognize their dedication to the students and schools they serve, Swing Education has launched its Annual Bonus Plan for the 2021-2022 school year. The company, which offers an app connecting schools to substitute teachers, will provide substitute teachers in its network with an annual bonus of up to $1,000 based on the number of days they work this coming year. 

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Flinn Scientific’s ‘New Teacher Academy’ Provides Valuable Training and Resources on Science Safety

Webinars and resource kits provide timely information to help ensure the success of new science teachers in both the classroom and lab

Batavia, Illinois, August 23, 2021 — To support safety best practices in the classroom and lab, Flinn Scientific has launched the New Teacher Academy specifically for science teachers who have been teaching for three years or less. As part of the free academy, teachers can participate in safety webinars and receive a hands-on kit with safety-related materials all while getting their questions answered by Flinn’s team of experts.

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Slooh Launches New Grant to Help One Million Students Explore Space Using Its Robotic Telescopes

Teachers encouraged to apply by October 18, 2021 to receive Slooh license, professional development, and 40 student seats to bring the wonder of space to their classrooms

Washington Depot, Connecticut, August 19, 2021 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds of amazing astronomical events to students, is launching The Slooh Space Exploration Grant for the 2021-2022 school year. The grant is being provided with the goal of helping one million students nationwide experience the wonder of space from their classroom and home computers.

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Boerne Independent School District in Texas Discusses how to Support Student Resilience in Aug. 24, 2021 Webinar

New “Inside SEL” webinar series from Aperture Education features interviews with school districts about best practices for social and emotional learning (SEL)

Charlotte N.C. (August 19, 2021) — As school resumes in 2021-2022, student wellbeing and resilience will be important areas of focus. Educators and administrators will hear directly from school districts about their successes with these issues in a new “Inside SEL” webinar series from Aperture Education, which kicks off at 2 p.m. EST on Aug. 24, 2021 with the Boerne Independent School District (ISD) in Texas. To register, visit https://bit.ly/BoerneSEL.

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Aperture Education’s 2021 Back-to-School Guide Helps Teachers Support Social and Emotional Learning this School Year

Free, downloadable guide provides SEL activities and resources for students, educators, and families 

Charlotte N.C. (August 17, 2021) — Social and emotional learning (SEL) will play an important role this school year to help students process the events of the past 18 months and re-focus on learning. Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed SEL assessments for K-12 schools, has released its free 2021 Back-to-School Guide to help teachers and administrators support students and families as schools resume. The Guide is packed with SEL information, resources, lessons, and activities that can be used to help teachers and students manage stress, strengthen SEL skills, support student engagement, and more. To download the 2021 Back-to-School Guide, visit https://apertureed.com/2021-back-to-school-guide/.

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New i-Ready® Updates Help Teachers Support All Students in Reaching Ambitious Goals

New enhancements to Curriculum Associates’ award-winning program will be available for the 2021–2022 school year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 17, 2021—Curriculum Associates has updated its award-winning i-Ready program to help educators address unfinished learning and continue to deliver engaging instruction as students work to meet ambitious goals this upcoming school year. The updates are designed to provide educators with deeper insights into students’ learning, engage students in grade-level work, motivate students with new instruction, ensure students are on track for reading success, support Spanish-speaking students, and more.

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