Vector Solutions Hosts Webinar to Explore the Role of Leadership in Supporting Social and Emotional Learning

During April 7 webinar, consultant Katherine Plog Martinez will discuss how to describe your SEL program, the importance of adult SEL, and how to create community partnerships

Tampa, FL – April 5, 2022 – Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a significant focus of schools, yet these programs have also become a subject of controversy. Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, is hosting a free webinar at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on April 7, 2022 to explore “The Role of Leadership in Supporting Social-Emotional Learning.” During the webinar, Katherine Plog Martinez, managing partner for the consulting firm Knowledge to Power Catalysts, will lead a discussion about the importance of the language used when building social-emotional learning programs, the importance of adult SEL, and how to partner with community organizations to support SEL. To register for the webinar, visit https://bit.ly/3qTiV2G.

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Slooh’s ‘Online Telescope for Families’ Brings the Wonder of Space Exploration to Homes Worldwide

Families can explore and photograph more than 1,000 real-world space objects and events using Slooh’s professional-grade online telescopes 

Washington Depot, Connecticut, April 4, 2022 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds to students, is now making its award-winning learning platform and network of online telescopes accessible to families worldwide. Described by educators as “the complete package” that is truly “out of this world,” The Online Telescope for Families enables families to explore, capture, and analyze more than 1,000 real-world space objects and events using professional-grade technology together – all from the comfort of their homes.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Assessment Named to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Approved List of Dyslexia Screeners

Districts across the state can use the program’s Diagnostic and literacy assessments to screen kindergarten and first grade students for risk factors associated with dyslexia 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 31, 2022—The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Assessment to its approved list of dyslexia screeners. With this approval, districts throughout the state can now use the program’s online Diagnostic and offline literacy assessment tasks to screen kindergarten and first grade students for risk factors associated with dyslexia. Today, the award-winning i-Ready program serves more than 10 million students and 25 percent of all students in Grades K–8 in the United States.

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New Online Platform from Vernier Boosts High School Students’ STEM Learning with Fun, Interactive Investigations and Projects

Vernier Connections™ helps educators build STEM literacy for all students

BEAVERTON, Oregon, March 31, 2022 — Leveraging standards-based instructional content and its award-winning technology, Vernier Software & Technology is announcing Vernier Connections, an innovative web-based platform to engage high school students in hands-on STEM learning and exploration. Vernier Connections emphasizes fun and interactive investigations and projects, and it gives educators the ability to assess student comprehension across all science disciplines. 

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PBLWorks Partners with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) on a Four-Year Initiative to Scale Gold Standard PBL across State

PBLWorks is seeking Kentucky educators and leaders to receive Gold Standard PBL training

Novato, CA (March 30, 2022) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has partnered with the Kentucky Department of Education on a four-year initiative to increase high-quality Project Based Learning in K-12 schools throughout the state.

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Aperture Education CEO Jessica Adamson Named Board Treasurer of SEL Providers Association

Treasurer to support organization as they address group’s priorities for education

Charlotte N.C. (March 16, 2022) — The SEL Providers Association (SELPA) has named Aperture Education’s Chief Executive Officer, Jessica Adamson, to its board, serving in the role of treasurer for the organization. This will be Adamson's second year supporting SELPA, which was previously known as the SEL Providers Council. Aperture was also a founding member of the organization. 

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Aperture Education Hosts Webinar Focusing on Educator Wellness

Committee for Children provides strategies for reducing stress and improving wellbeing during March 15, 2022 webinar

Charlotte N.C. (March 14, 2022) — In a recent RAND survey, more than three in four teachers reported frequent job-related stress, and 27% reported symptoms of depression last year. When stress is not addressed, it can have a lasting negative impact on mental and physical health. To help with this important issue, Aperture Education, the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, is hosting a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on March 15, 2022.

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Nominations are open for PBLWorks’ 2022 PBL Champion and John Larmer Lifelong Learner Awards

Submissions are being accepted through April 1, 2022

Novato, CA (March 3, 2022) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), is accepting nominations for its 2022 award programs – the PBL Champion Awards and the John Larmer “JL” Lifelong Learner Awards. The awards honor teachers, schools, districts and individuals for their work to support high quality Project Based Learning.

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Registration is Now Open for the 2022 PBL World Conference

PBLWorks’ signature professional development conference for Project Based Learning will take place in-person June 27-30, 2022 in Napa, California

Novato, CA (March 2, 2022) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), will host its 12th annual PBL World conference June 27-30 2022 at American Canyon High School in Napa, California. The conference is returning to an in-person format for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic and is expected to draw 2,000 teachers and school and district leaders from around the world.

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KidWind to Host 2022 REcharge Academy in New Mexico

Educators can register now for summer PD to hone their skills on delivering renewable energy lessons and power grid activities to K-12 students

(Saint Paul, Minn.) February 28, 2022 – The KidWind Project, an international leader in clean energy education, has opened registration for its 2022 REcharge Academy. The flagship educator PD program on renewable energy will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico from July 18-21, 2022. 

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