STEM Educators: Apply for the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards by December 15, 2017

K–12 and college educators encouraged to share their innovative uses of data-collection technology for chance to win $5,500 in prizes

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 2, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will be accepting applications for the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards until December 15. This annual awards program recognizes seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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OppU Achievers Scholarship Awarded to Student Who Endured Iraq War and Went on to Create Maker Space Start-Up in his Country

University of Rochester sophomore is fifth recipient of quarterly $2,500 scholarship

Chicago – Nov. 1, 2017 – OppU, a financial literacy site that provides free money management education, named University of Rochester sophomore Salih Zainulabdeen as the fifth recipient of its quarterly OppU Achievers Scholarship. Zainulabdeen, who was born in Baghdad in 1996, spent his childhood in a war zone. He went on to help found the first tech-space start-up in Iraq and is now pursuing a degree in computer science in the U.S. The OppU Achievers Scholarship provides $2,500 for his education expenses. 

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PresenceLearning Expands Ability for Schools to Deliver Early Childhood Interventions and Services

Schools can access nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified clinicians to deliver timely, online clinical services to children ages 0-5

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently launched online early childhood services to expand the ability of schools and districts to deliver early childhood interventions and services to children ages 0-5. With PresenceLearning, school systems and education organizations can access a nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified clinicians – including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals – to help deliver these timely services to young learners and to consult with their families and caregivers.

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PublicSchoolWORKS Adds Access to Nine Crisis Preparedness Training Courses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Administrators can now access FEMA courses via the same system as their other required safety training  

Cincinnati, OH (October 31, 2017) — To help staff and students get back to school following a natural disaster or other crisis, PublicSchoolWORKS added access to nine FEMA safety training courses within its Crisis Response Program and its online staff training course catalog. The courses, which are ideal for building and district-level administrators, were created by FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI). The EMI offers many courses to individuals free of charge as part of its Independent Study Program, and now PublicSchoolWORKS customers can access these courses in the same system as their required staff safety training courses.

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CDI launches Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Kits to Schools

Virtual reality kits come fully configured with Google Expeditions so teachers can take their students on more than 500 virtual field trips within minutes of receiving their kits.

 Chicago, IL – Oct. 31, 2017 – Virtual reality technology shows great promise in education, especially for STEM-related subjects, but it’s been cost-prohibitive for schools. In an effort to make virtual reality accessible to all educators and students, CDI Computer Dealers has launched Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Kits. The kits offer everything needed to ensure students are up and running with virtual reality lessons as soon as the kits arrive. The ready-to-use kits offer immersive, virtual “field trips” so students can visually experience the topics they are learning about and can see a “day-in-the-life” look at certain STEM careers. 

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Impero Software Attends the 2017 Digital Citizenship Summit to Launch a New, Collaborative White Paper “Prevention Science: A Framework for Positive Digital Citizenship”

The white paper is a collaborative effort between Impero Software, EPIK Deliberate Digital, the Digital Citizenship Institute and Educate Empower Kids

Simi Valley, CA, Oct. 30, 2017 –Impero Software has partnered with EPIK Deliberate Digital, the Digital Citizenship Institute and Educate Empower Kids on a new white paper, “Prevention Science: A Framework for Positive Digital Citizenship” launching this week during the 2017 Digital Citizenship Summit (DigCitSummit) in Provo, Utah.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Mathematics Wins a 2017 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Award

Online diagnostic and instructional program for Grades K–12 wins Silver award in the Favorite Interventions & Remediation Software category

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 30, 2017— Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Mathematics recently won a 2017 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Award. Based on votes from the publication’s tech-savvy readers, the online diagnostic and instruction program for students in Grades K–12 received a Silver award in the Favorite Interventions & Remediation Software category. The i-Ready program, which is currently used by more than 5 million students and educators nationwide, also received a Silver award in 2015 in the Adaptive/Personalized Learning category. 

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PresenceLearning’s Upcoming Webinar Helps Special Educators Create and Implement a Vision for Differentiated Instruction

Professor and differentiated instruction expert Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson to lead the final “Blueprints for Success” webinar on Thursday, November 30, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, October 30, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, is hosting its third and final “Blueprints for Success: Interventions That Really Work” webinar on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10 am Pacific time (1 pm Eastern time). During the webinar, titled “Architecting the Promise of Differentiated Instruction,” Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson will teach special educators how to successfully create and implement a vision for differentiated instruction that benefits all students.

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Aperture Education is Now Accepting Entries for its December Scholarship Contest

Students can submit an essay describing the impact of a teacher to win $1,000

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 26, 2017) — Teachers often have a positive impact on students that goes beyond academics. Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education wants to hear these stories. For its Essay Scholarship Contest, Aperture Education is asking high school seniors and college students to submit essays that “Describe a high school teacher who made an impact on you in a non-academic way.” The winning essay will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Participants must submit their essays by Dec. 1, 2017. To enter, visit: http://www.apertureed.com/funding/scholarship/ 

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CDI Reaches 2.5 Million Recertified Computers and Notebooks Deployed into K-12 Schools

CDI Recertified Program’s rigorous quality control process benefits schools and the environment by breathing new life into business-grade computers 

 Chicago, IL – Oct. 19, 2017 – CDI Computer Dealers announced today that over the past ten years, it has deployed more than 2.5 million recertified computers and notebooks into North American K-12 schools. CDI Recertified I.T. equipment are business-grade machines that undergo a rigorous 16-step recertification process by certified technicians and then are loaded with a genuine Operating System for deployment into schools. 

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