Epson Announces Availability for New BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Laser Displays

Award-Winning BrightLink Models Deliver Bright Interactive Displays for Collaboration in Classrooms and Meeting Rooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2019 – Epson, the number one projector manufacturer in the world,1 today announced availability for its new award-winning BrightLink® interactive laser displays – the BrightLink 1485Fi is now shipping and the BrightLink 1480Fi will ship in March 2020. These 3LCD interactive laser displays provide 5,000 lumens of color and white brightness2 and a virtually maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source with no lamps3 for reliable, ultra-bright displays that support easy reading, instruction and communication. In addition, the BrightLink 1485Fi offers a new 16:6 widescreen display option for creating an ultra-wide display up to 120-inches. 

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Registration Now Open for PBL World 2020 - the Premier Project Based Learning Education Conference

Conference organizer PBLWorks also co-hosts its first Project Based Learning Workshops in the UK and Australia

Novato, CA (Nov. 12 2019) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has opened registration for its annual PBL World conference, the premier event of its kind. PBL World 2020 will take place over three days, June 16-18, 2020, in Napa Valley, CA.  To register, visit https://bit.ly/2O0J0J3

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Impero Software Launches Contest for Students to Bring Attention to the Issue of Internet “Trolls”

Students are challenged to create memes highlighting why people shouldn’t troll

Austin, TX, Nov. 8, 2019 – As students’ use of technology increases, so does their exposure to the negative side of the online world. This includes internet “trolling” – a practice in which people deliberately engage in hurtful, offensive or harassing behavior online.  To help teach student empathy and bring attention to the issue of internet trolls, Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, has launched the “Don’t be at Troll” contest in which students are challenged to create memes and describe the message conveyed in their meme about why people shouldn’t troll. Winning memes will be publicized by Impero and the winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card for themselves and a $500 Amazon gift card for their school.

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PBLWorks Introduces PBL School Leader Networks - a Support Program for Schools Implementing Project Based Learning

First two cohorts will launch in Los Angeles and Massachusetts

Novato, CA (Nov. 5, 2019) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning, has launched PBL School Leader Networks—two-year training programs that bring principals and their school leadership teams together to support the implementation of high-quality Project Based Learning at their schools, and sustain its momentum.

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New Online Resource from Apperson helps Teachers and Parents Teach Character Development

New educational video series for first and second grade students highlights positive character traits exemplified by prominent figures 

Renton, WA. – Oct. 24, 2019 – Character education supports students’ social and emotional development and teaches them how to be productive, positive citizens and role models. To support schools in providing character education as part of their work to teach the whole child, Apperson, Inc, announces the launch of The Character Tree, a new character development online resource for first and second grade students that provides appealing online video lessons to teach children about positive character traits. Teachers and parents can sign up for free access to The Character Tree for the 2019-2020 school year by visiting: https://charactertree.com/sign-up/#join 

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Social-Emotional Learning Professionals Offer Tips on Selecting the Right SEL Assessments during Oct. 29, 2019 Webinar

Webinar focuses on selecting assessments that are rigorous, reasonable and relevant

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 23, 2019) — According to a national survey by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) the majority of principals reported that they believe social and emotional skills can and should be assessed annually. However, only 17 percent stated that they were familiar with SEL assessments. To support principals in making informed decisions about SEL assessments, Aperture Education is hosting a webinar to discuss the types of SEL assessments available and the criteria that principals can use to evaluate and select the best one for their needs.

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Epson Now Shipping New 20,000 Lumen Large-Venue Laser Projector

The Pro L20000UNL Combines Powerful Projection and Enhanced Installation Flexibility in an Impressive Compact Design

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Oct. 23, 2019 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced it is now shipping its new large-venue laser projector with 20,000 lumens. The Epson Pro L20000UNL is expanding Epson’s already impressive large venue Pro L laser projector lineup. The Pro L20000UNL delivers premium projection with enhanced installation tools in a compact form factor. The new projector features interchangeable interface boards; a sealed light engine and optical unit for the most demanding environments; powerful software for simple multi-projector setup; and compatibility with Epson’s current lens family to allow easy integration with existing lens fleets.   

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Curriculum Associates Sponsors ALAS Scholarship Awards to Support the Professional Advancement of Latino Administrators

Belinda Reyes of the School District of Osceola County receives $10,000 and Beatriz Maldonado of Berwyn South School District 100 receives $2,000 in scholarship funds 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 21, 2019—For the fifth consecutive year, Curriculum Associates has partnered with the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) to support the professional advancement of Latino administrators by helping them earn advanced degrees in education. This year’s scholarship recipients are Belinda Reyes of the School District of Osceola County in Kissimmee, FL and Beatriz Maldonado of Berwyn South School District 100 in Berwyn, IL. They will receive $10,000 and $2,000, respectively, to support their continuing education.

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Education Elements Announces Recipient of Personalized Learning Grant for Principals

Pomerado Elementary will receive $3,000 to implement new initiatives plus access to Education Elements’ Personalized Learning Toolkit of resources

SAN CARLOS, CALIF. (Oct. 15, 2019) – Education Elements has selected Laura Crow, Principal at Pomerado Elementary in California’s Poway Unified School District, as the recipient of its 2019 Grant for Personalized Learning Schools. The grant will support the school’s personalized learning initiative which includes training staff and redesigning its learning spaces.

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Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative Partners with PublicSchoolWORKS to Manage its Staff Safety Training and Compliance

PublicSchoolWORKS’ EmployeeSafe Suite will allow the cooperative to completely automate its training and compliance processes

Cincinnati, Ohio (October 14, 2019) — The Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative (CKEC) in Lexington, KY recently partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS, the number one provider of complete, online safety and regulatory compliance programs for K-12 schools, to manage its staff safety training and compliance. CKEC, which serves 22 school districts across central Kentucky, is using the PublicSchoolWORKS EmployeeSafe Suite Course Catalog and Custom Course Builder along with the Safety Document Library to deliver and manage safety training and compliance for its staff. 

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