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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Impero Software Appoints Richard Cremona to its Board of Directors

Austin, TX, June 23, 2020 – Student safety leader Impero has named Richard Cremona to its board of directors.

Cremona, who is based in Chicago, will bring his vast experience in business, security and technology to Impero to support its continued expansion worldwide. Cremona has extensive experience in leading technology companies. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer and vice chairman of the board of the OpSec Security Group, a global leader in authentication and brand protection solutions. He has also held senior level positions with AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Sprint Communications, Openwave Systems and Kentrox throughout his extensive career.

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PBLWorks Creates New eBook Featuring 21 Projects to Help Families Keep Children Engaged in Learning this Summer

“This Teachable Moment” eBook provides an introduction to Project Based Learning and ready-to-go projects for children of all grade levels

Novato, CA (June 17, 2020) –The COVID-19 school closures have caused many parents and caregivers to wonder whether their children have fallen behind in learning, and how they might catch up. To support these families, PBLWorks, the leader in Project Based Learning, has created a free eBook packed with ideas and resources to help parents re-engage their children in learning throughout the summer.

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Apperson Offers Early Bird Pricing for its Online Character Education Program – The Character Tree

Discounted 2020/21 subscriptions allow teachers to provide students with character skills, whether they are in classrooms or teaching remotely 

Renton, WA – June 16, 2020 – After a successful launch in 2019/20 that garnered more than 18,000 subscribers, The Character Tree is now providing character education to thousands of student who are learning from home. To keep this character development moving forward, whether students are in classrooms, learning from home, or in a hybrid learning program, Apperson is offering The Character Tree at a discounted rate for the 2020/21 school year. The program features video lessons highlighting the positive character traits of prominent figures, as well as educator and student resources. To subscribe and to view video samples visit https://charactertree.com/.

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