Vernier Announces 2017 Engineering Contest Winners

Science teachers win $5,500 in prizes for creatively using Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 2, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology has announced the winners—one high school teacher and one middle school teacher—of its 2017 Engineering Contest. Carl Stoltz of Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois and Tate Rector of Beebe Junior High School in Beebe, Arkansas were recognized for their creative use of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts or practices to their STEM students.

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Fuel Education Reimagines Credit Recovery Curriculum to Motivate Students to Stay on Course

Designed for the “at-promise” student who needs to earn credit, FuelEd’s new adaptive curriculum features rich multi-media and motivational learning objects  

Herndon, Virginia, April 20, 2017 — A student’s ninth-grade “status” is the best indicator of whether or not he or she will graduate. The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research found that students who are on-track after their freshman year are more than three and one-half times more likely to graduate from high school in four years than students who are off-track. To help engage and motivate students who need help staying on track for graduation, Fuel Educationâ (FuelEdâ) is launching a new, credit recovery curriculum for blended and online learning available this fall.

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North College Hill City Schools is Making Schools Safer and Reducing Risk with PublicSchoolWORKS StudentWatch Suite

The reporting and management tools are helping to streamline the district’s protocols for student behavior, bullying, violence and accidents

Cincinnati, OH (April 19, 2017) — How a district responds to student safety concerns can have great influence on the learning environment, the community’s trust in the district and the district’s insurance premiums and budget. To ensure it is prepared to act swiftly and effectively if bullying, threats of violence or harmful accidents occur, North College Hill City Schools has implemented the award-winning StudentWatch Suite from PublicSchoolWORKS. The system makes the reporting, investigation and resolution of these incidents easier for administrators to manage, thus making school sites safer and reducing risk for the district.

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Aperture Education Launches Essay Contest with $1,000 College Scholarship Prize

Interested students submit an essay describing the non-academic skills that helped them get through high school 

Charlotte N.C. (April 12, 2017) — Succeeding in high school and college often requires more than just good grades. Strong social and emotional skills are also important. To highlight this, Aperture Education has launched an essay contest asking high school seniors and college students to write about the non-academic skills that helped them get through high school. The public will vote on the essays and Aperture will choose a winner from the three essays receiving the most votes. This individual will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Participants must submit their essay by July 31, 2017. For more information or to submit an entry, visit http://www.apertureed.com/funding/scholarship/.

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Expert Dr. Amanda Nickerson leads Webinar on the Importance of Building SEL Strengths in Students

Webinar hosted by Aperture Education April 25, 2017

Charlotte N.C. (April 5, 2017) — Understanding and building on students’ social-emotional strengths is key to helping them reach their full potential. SEL expert Dr. Amanda Nickerson will lead a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on April 25, 2017 to help educators understand the advantages of focusing on social and emotional strengths. Dr. Nickerson will also discuss strength-based assessment measures and how this data can link to interventions. To register for the webinar, which is hosted by social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education, visit https://goo.gl/2QwtS0

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Kyte Learning & Sunburst Digital Deliver Easy, Affordable 24/7 Ed-Tech Training to Teachers Anytime, Anywhere

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL -- April 5, 2017 - Freeing up professional development days outside the classroom is virtually impossible. Best practices suggest that introducing technology with self-paced courses and continuous access to the teacher training materials helps ensure new classroom Edtech solutions will deliver on intended student achievement gains. 

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Impero Software’s partner, SafeBAE, launches ‘Quit This Shit’ Campaign Aimed at Stopping Teen Survivor Harassment and Re-victimization

Created with the teen sexual-assault survivors from the Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, the video and website will be pushed out via social media channels  

Simi Valley, CA,  April 4th, 2017 – To call attention to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the co-founders of SafeBAE, who are also the subjects of the Netflix Documentary Audrie & Daisy, will launch Quit This Shit, a new campaign to raise awareness about, and put an end to, the online harassment and re-victimization of teen sexual-assault survivors.  As a partner, Impero supports SafeBAE and its efforts to keep teens and all students safe online.

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Vernier Partners with NSELA to Award Six Science Educators with ‘Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarships’

Educators are encouraged to apply by April 21, 2017 for opportunity to receive $500 scholarship to attend NSELA Summer Leadership Institute

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 3, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology is partnering with the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) to award six educators with a Vernier Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarship (VESELS). The winning educators, one from each of the NSELA regions, will receive a $500 scholarship to be used toward attending the annual NSELA Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) on June 28, 2017 – July 1, 2017 in Omaha, NE.

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Vernier Provides STEM Educators with Resources for Collecting Data During the Great American Eclipse

Educators are encouraged to share scientific data collected during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017

BEAVERTON, Oregon, March 30, 2017 – On August 21, 2017, individuals across the United States will have the opportunity to experience a total solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years. To help science and STEM educators use the Great American Eclipse as a learning experience, Vernier Software & Technology is providing resources and tips for viewing the eclipse, and they are encouraging educators to share data collected during the event.

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SchoolMint Wins 2017 EdTech Digest Award

Pioneer in enrollment and school choice management recognized for its impact on parents and students

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2017 – SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 school systems worldwide, was named the winner of the 2017 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award in the Parent/Student Solution category. Featuring the best and brightest in edtech, the annual awards program recognizes cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters in education.

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