Curriculum Associates Launches Magnetic Reading™ to Help Students Build Confidence While Mastering Critical Reading Skills

New supplemental reading program for Grades 3–5 engages students with grade-level content using culturally relevant texts

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 3, 2021—To help students build confidence while mastering critical reading skills, Curriculum Associates has launched the supplemental Magnetic Reading program for Grades 3–5. By providing actionable data and insights, knowledge-rich learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, and scaffolds to support learner variability, the blended research-based program helps teachers facilitate lively classroom discourse and engage all students with grade-level content using culturally relevant texts.

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Flinn Scientific Launches New Interactive Webinars to Address the Most Pressing Safety and STEM Issues

Leading STEM educators and experts to provide relevant, up-to-date safety information and ideas for effectively navigating this school year and beyond

Batavia, Illinois, March 2, 2021 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, is hosting its fourth installment of the free Professional Learning Webinar Series this month for K-12 science educators and district leaders. The latest webinars will feature an esteemed lineup of leading STEM experts and focus on timely topics around safely and effectively navigating the remainder of this school year and beyond.

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New Mexico Public Education Department Names Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Reading a Supplemental Instructional Material for Structured Literacy

Local education agencies in the state can implement the program and accompanying online Teacher Toolbox to support literacy instruction for students in Grades K–2

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 1, 2021—The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates’ Ready Reading program and the accompanying online Teacher Toolbox to its 2020 Adopted Multiple List for K–2 Structured Literacy. This list, compiled by the NMPED’s Instructional Material Bureau after completing a Request for Applications, includes supplementary instructional materials that local education agencies can implement to reinforce, enrich, or enhance instruction driven by core instructional material.

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Curriculum Associates’ Vice President of Assessment and Research Kristen Huff Named the 2021 Career Achievement Award Recipient by the Association of Test Publishers

Esteemed award honors individuals for their sustained and positive contributions to the development, application, and innovation of testing and measurement

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 23, 2021—The Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs, has named Kristen Huff, Ed.D., vice president of assessment and research at Curriculum Associates, as its 2021 Career Achievement Award recipient. Huff was unanimously chosen by the ATP Board for this esteemed recognition, which honors individuals who have made sustained and positive contributions to the development, application, and innovation of testing and measurement through research, publications, presentations, professional activities, technology, conceptualizations, or theoretical contributions over a career.

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The College Board Partners with PBLWorks to Train Teachers for New AP Courses Rooted in Project Based Learning

Courses are based on powerful new research showing the positive impact Project Based Learning coupled with great PD has on AP students’ success

Novato, CA (Feb. 22, 2021) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL), has partnered with the College Board to offer a new PBL-based professional development program for Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Environmental Science and U.S Government and Politics. The new courses use a Project Based Learning method of teaching and are based on powerful new breakthrough research just released by the Center for Economic and Social Research at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, that found PBL coupled with high-quality professional development significantly improves student performance when compared to students in non-PBL classrooms.

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Curriculum Associates Launches New Webinar Series to Support Educators with Reading Instruction

The six-part Teach Forward: Innovations in Reading series kicks off on Thursday, February 25, 2021

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 16, 2021—Curriculum Associates is launching a complimentary six-part webinar series for elementary educators. Teach Forward: Innovations in Reading will kick off on February 25th and run every Thursday until April 1. Teach Forward will showcase a variety of timely, research-based practices around knowledge development, culturally responsive pedagogy, and the power of proven scaffolds that bring all students to grade-level text.

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Civil Rights Activist Sylvia Mendez to be Special Guest at ALAS Linking Latina Leaders Event Feb. 19, 2021

Free Virtual event for ALAS members and their guests will focus on “Breaking Barriers to have an Inclusive Equitable Education”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 15, 2021) – Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez will join the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for their February networking event, Linking Latina Leaders [L3]. The free event to ALAS L3 members and their guests, takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 19, 2021 and addresses the theme: “Breaking Barriers to have an Inclusive Equitable Education.” To register, visit http://bit.ly/ALASL3Feb.

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Vernier Software & Technology Partners with Magnitude.io to Engage Students in a Virtual Field Trip to Space

Unique STEM experience allows students to grow and analyze their own legumes simultaneously with legumes grown on the International Space Station

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 12, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology recently partnered with Magnitude.io to engage students in a virtual field trip to the International Space Station (ISS). During this unique distance learning opportunity, students will participate in the ExoLab-8 plant science experiment in which they will grow and analyze their own legumes simultaneously with legumes grown in space. Vernier is offering a special discount to educators interested in participating in this experiment and purchasing the accompanying student and educator kits.

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Upcoming Presentation Helps School Districts Address their Backlog of Psychoeducational Assessments due to Pandemic

Clinical experts, joined by a district leader, will provide information about the remote administration of psychoeducational assessment to support students 

NEW YORK, February 9, 2021 – For school districts trying to address their backlog of evaluations, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, is hosting, “Remote Evaluations: Learn How PresenceLearning Can Help You Get Caught Up” on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.

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KidWind Offers Virtual Workshops on Renewable Energy Education

Dynamic trainings for educators to learn content knowledge and how to conduct a wide variety of practical activities in K-12 classrooms 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) February 9, 2021 – The KidWind Project, the international leader in clean energy education, has launched an additional round of virtual workshops for this spring. The workshops are topic-specific and designed to help educators teach about renewable energy during distance and hybrid learning. Through the support of the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (The CREATE Center), KidWind has a number of scholarships available for 6th-12th grade STEM teachers to be able to offer the workshops at a reduced rate.

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