Science and STEM Educators Win 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards for their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology

Seven elementary through college level educators awarded prizes valued at $5,500 each

BEAVERTON, Oregon, March 27, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announce the winners of the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. The seven educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—were selected by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts as recipients of this annual award for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

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Burlington Public Schools Showcases its Social-Emotional Learning Initiative during March 29, 2017 Webinar

Webinar hosted by Aperture Education explores Burlington’s success with implementing behavioral supports for students

Charlotte N.C. (March 14, 2017) — Quality social and emotional learning (SEL) programs are a key part of teaching the whole child. Aperture Education will showcase one district’s SEL implementation during a free webinar at 2 p.m. EDT on March 29th, 2017. The webinar, “The Behavior Side of the Triangle: Making Strides to Support Social Emotional Learning” will describe how Burlington Public Schools, in Burlington, Massachusetts executed its district-wide SEL initiative. To register, visit https://goo.gl/cnBi6j.

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Fuel Education Delivers Online Courses for the Future with New Summit Curriculum

Engaging, adaptive content and thorough assessment features available in mobile-compatible format for fall 2017 

Herndon, Virginia, March 8, 2017 — To further empower schools and districts as they continue to implement innovative online and blended learning programs, Fuel Educationâ (FuelEdâ) has launched the FuelEd Summit Curriculum, newly reimagined, standards-aligned online courses designed for students in grades K–12, including English Language Learners (ELLs). Starting this fall, educators and students can use these courses, which feature modern, interactive content, adaptive technology for differentiated instruction, and powerful tools and analytics—all available in a mobile and accessible learning environment. 

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Curriculum Associates’ New Ready Central Provides Educators with Robust Resources for Implementing Ready® Mathematics

Online portal provides teachers with free 24/7 access to training videos, implementation tips, planning tools, and more 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 2, 2017—Curriculum Associates recently launched Ready Central to help teachers successfully and seamlessly implement Ready Mathematics as part of their core mathematics program. The online portal offers 600-plus resources, including training videos, implementation tips, planning tools, best practice examples, and more for using Ready Mathematics together with i-Ready® as a blended core learning program. The resources, which are free for all Ready users, help educators get up and running quickly, plan and pace their lessons, learn instructional best practices, and leverage i-Ready data to guide their instruction.

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BrightLink 697Ui Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Wins TCEA 2017 Best of Show Award

The Flagship Model for the New BrightLink Series Produces a Bright, 100-inch High-Definition Image and Includes New Collaboration and Interactivity Features 

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Mar. 1, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, and the new BrightLink® 697Ui interactive ultra short-throw presentation display were selected a winner in the TCEA 2017 Best of Show Awards by Tech & Learning magazine. The winning products were selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the TCEA conference in Austin, TX.

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Fuel Education Creates Online and Blended Learning Program for California Career and Technical Education

Standards-aligned Career Readiness Pathways for California provides students with 15+ career pathways in a variety of high-demand industry sectors, plus more than 100 other CTE courses

Herndon, Virginia, February 28, 2017 — To help California districts serve students interested in career and technical education (CTE) opportunities, Fuel Educationâ (FuelEdâ) is launching Career Readiness Pathways™ for California. FuelEd hand-selected courses to create 15+ pathways that align well to the California Department of Education (CDE) CTE model standards. The comprehensive online and blended learning program also features more than 100 CTE courses beyond the pathways courses, as well as other supporting services, to help students succeed in their career or college of choice. FuelEd’s program is designed to help support all 10 of the requirements for the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant program (CTEIG) set by the CDE, thus enabling districts to use various state funding to implement the program. 

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Receives Positive Review in The Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook Published by the Buros Center for Testing

Independent, third-party review commends online reading and mathematics program’s design, execution, and test items

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., February 28, 2017—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® recently received a positive review in The Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) published by the Buros Center for Testing, an independent, nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the science and practice of testing and assessment. According to the MMY review, “The i-Ready K–12 Diagnostic and K–8 Instruction is well designed and executed. The heart of the program–the pool of test items–is superb.”

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CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES RANKED ON 2017 TOP COMPANY CULTURES LIST PRESENTED BY ENTREPRENEUR AND CULTUREIQ

North Billerica, Mass.—FEBRUARY 21, 2017—Curriculum Associates was recently ranked on Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with culture management software and service provider CultureIQ®. The Top Company Cultures list has named Curriculum Associates a top ranked business in the large company category. Curriculum Associates is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations, and directly impacts company success. 

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Fuel Education Expands Career Readiness Pathways to Help Districts Increase Career and Technical Education Offerings

The comprehensive, online and blended learning program now spans six Career Clusters and 24 distinct Career Pathways  

Herndon, Virginia, February 21, 2017 —According to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 81 percent of students who did not finish high school say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in school. To provide schools with even more ways to engage students in these relevant learning experiences, Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) has expanded its Career Readiness Pathways™ online and blended learning program. Students can choose to follow one of 24 distinct Career Pathways in six Career Clusters®, now including Agriculture and Hospitality, which provide a comprehensive, end-to-end approach to career and technical education (CTE). 

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Vernier to Host 29 Free Data-Collection Workshops this Spring

Workshops provide valuable PD for science and STEM educators as they learn new ways to integrate data-collection technologies into their lessons 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 17, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology will host 29 free, hands-on workshops this spring to help science and STEM educators learn how to use and integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Kicking off this month, each four-hour workshop will be led by a Vernier training specialist who will guide attendees through classroom-ready experiments using Vernier award-winning hardware, software, and mobile technologies for physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, Earth science, and middle school science.

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