PresenceLearning Teletherapy Essentials Wins Two Leading Education Awards

Teletherapy Essentials wins platinum in THE Journal New Product Awards and wins in Tech & Learning Best of 2020

NEW YORK, December 22, 2020 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, received two top education awards for Teletherapy Essentials, its teletherapy and tele-assessment training and teletherapy platform for school-based special education teams. 

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Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro App Wins Top Education Awards

Enhanced app for biology, chemistry, and physics data analysis recognized with a Tech & Learning Best of Show at ISTE Award and a THE Journal 2020 New Product Award

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 16, 2020 — The Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro app, which engages students in advanced data analysis from biology, chemistry, and physics experiments, was recently recognized by two leading education awards. The app was named a winner of the Tech & Learning Best of Show at ISTE 2020 Awards and the platinum winner in the STEM/STEAM App category of THE Journal’s 2020 New Product Awards. 

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New Wireless Sensor from Vernier Software & Technology Expands Opportunities for Scientific Exploration

Go Direct® Static Charge provides an accurate and affordable way to measure positive and negative charges

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 8, 2020 — To engage high school- and college-level students in hands-on physics and data collection, Vernier Software & Technology recently launched the new Go Direct® Static Charge sensor. Unlike a traditional electroscope, this completely wireless sensor offers a means for quantitative measurement and analysis of positive and negative charges of objects that would not be possible in a traditional lab, such as measuring the charge on a balloon.

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Flinn Scientific adds New Labs to Science2Go

New biology and chemistry lab series, which are available at an introductory price, help students learn scientific concepts in a safe and engaging way

Batavia, Illinois, December 7, 2020 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, has added new digital labs to the award-winning Science2Go. This includes new lab series for high school chemistry and biology, which are being offered at an introductory price for schools and districts through the end of the year, as well as new individual labs for high school physics, middle school physical science, and middle school life science. 

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Curriculum Associates Names 44 Teachers to the 2021 Class of Extraordinary Educators

K–8 educators from schools nationwide selected for their best-in-class use of i-Ready® and/or Ready® 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 7, 2020—Curriculum Associates has named 44 teachers to the 2021 class of Extraordinary Educators, an annual program that celebrates and connects exemplar teachers from around the country. This year’s 44 teachers from across 26 states and Washington, DC exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready and/or Ready, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high standards and student achievement, and have been teaching for at least two years.

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PBLWorks Expands its Online Services for 2021

3-day workshops, 8-week courses and “pop-up projects” provide many easy-to-access options to support Project Based Learning    

Novato, CA (Dec. 2, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), is expanding its selection of online offerings for teachers seeking to start or accelerate their use of Project Based Learning. Options include immersive 3-day workshops, 8-week courses, and 2-week “pop-up-projects” to do with your students. All are offered online and are easily accessible for teachers who can’t attend in-person because of their location, schedule or restrictions due to the pandemic.

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Curriculum Associates and North Carolina A&T State University Form Interdisciplinary Partnership to Support Diversity in Education and Assessment Research

Initiative will include faculty, research grants, scholarship support, training and professional development to help eliminate testing biases, and more 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 2, 2020—Curriculum Associates and North Carolina A&T State University have formed an interdisciplinary partnership to support diversity in the education and assessment research fields. Through a number of initiatives, the two organizations will engage in collaborative research aimed in part at eliminating testing biases in the classroom for Black and Brown students, expose university students to a spectrum of opportunities in education and research, train teachers and practitioners to become a part of the test writing and assessment process, provide scholarship support to lessen the debt burden of aspiring and existing scholars, and more. 

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Rhode Island Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Interim Assessment for the 2020–2021 School Year

Local education agencies can now implement the award-winning online program as well as Curriculum Associates’ accompanying professional development  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 18, 2020—The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic as an approved interim assessment for the 2020–2021 school year. Now, local education agencies (LEAs) across the state will have access to the award-winning online program for students in Grades K–12 as well Curriculum Associates’ accompanying professional development to support educators as they work to improve student achievement in both reading and mathematics. Today, the i-Ready program serves more than eight million students and approximately 25 percent of all K–8 students in the United States.

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2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards to Recognize Science Educators’ Innovative Uses of Data-Collection Technology

The annual awards program, which is now accepting applications, will recognize seven educators with $5,500 in prizes each

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 17, 2020 — The call for applications for the 2021 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards is now open for science and STEM educators nationwide. This annual awards program from Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) will recognize a total of seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator. Each award winner will receive $5,500 in prizes for their innovative use of data-collection technology.

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Impero Creates Cloud-Based Platform to Support Schools during Hybrid Learning

New platform combines classroom management and safeguarding tools to support safe and productive digital learning

Austin, TX, Nov. 16, 2020 – Student safety leader Impero today launched a cloud-based platform, built on state-of-the-art technology, that provides teachers, school counselors and administers with classroom management and student safety solutions, all in one place, to support hybrid learning.

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