The 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Winning Educators for Their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology

Elementary through college-level science educators awarded prizes valued at $5,500 each

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 12, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced the seven winners of the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. A panel of NSTA-appointed experts chose the winning 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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PublicSchoolWORKS Wins Two Bronze Stevies

The Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service recognizes both PublicSchoolWORKS’ Client Services team as a whole and its Client Services leadership team 

Cincinnati, OH (April 5, 2018) — PublicSchoolWORKS won two Stevie® Awards in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Client Services team as a whole won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year - Public Services & Education category while the team’s leadership won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Customer Service Management Team of the Year category.  

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PublicSchoolWORKS Launches School Safety Talks - Initial Webinar Series Focuses on School Crisis and Response

The first webinar, ideal for school administrators, school resource officers, and first responders, is on Thursday, April 12, 2018 with Sandy Hook Parent Alissa Parker

Cincinnati, OH (April 3, 2018) — Districts across the nation are experiencing a heightened sense of urgency to make schools safer. To help them navigate the many aspects of school safety, PublicSchoolWORKS is launching School Safety Talks, a free webinar program addressing school safety concerns, with an initial focus on crisis prevention and response. During the three-part series, three school safety experts will offer their unique and valuable perspectives on school violence prevention and provide insights into how schools can respond. 

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Epson PowerLite L610U Laser Projector Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award

The Affordable PowerLite 610U Delivers the Benefits of Laser Technology in a Light, Compact Design

LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 30, 2018 – Epson®, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced its PowerLite® L610U won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. The Awards program recognizes the products and services from exhibitors at the TCEA conference that show the greatest promise for educators. A panel of Tech & Learning advisors reviewed and rated the products at the February conference to determine the winners. 

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CDI’s Chromebook Division Reaches Milestone by Supporting more than 2,000 School and District Initiatives

Company provides schools with products, support, software, warranties and a trade-in program 

 Chicago IL –March 26, 2018 – Chromebooks are an affordable and popular solution for schools adopting 1:1 programs. CDI Computer Dealers, a leading provider of technology to schools, is helping schools transition to the Chromebook ecosystem and is now meeting the Chromebook needs of more than 2,000 schools and districts.

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March 28, 2018 Webinar Shows Schools How to Use SEL and PBIS Programs Together

Experts at Kickboard and Aperture discuss how data can bridge the gap between programs

Charlotte N.C. (March 19, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) programs and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are both great approaches to support student learning. Many schools want to use both approaches together, but aren’t sure how to.

Social-emotional learning company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, will host a webinar at 3 p.m. EDT March 28,, 2018 to discuss how to effectively integrate and connect the two approaches using measurement tools. These tools can serve as a bridge to connect multiple school culture initiatives and promote student success.

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Fuel Education Enhances its Adaptive Learning Solution that Rewards Learning with Games to Provide Deeper Instruction for Students

Powerful skills practice tool uses reinforcement learning theory and games to drive student engagement

 Herndon, Virginia, March 15, 2018 — This summer, Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) is incorporating major enhancements to Stride™, its award-winning supplemental learning solution for standards-aligned skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade. FuelEd has developed and is adding deeper learning resources to its content areas, including more direct instructional activities, new targeted skill review activities, and more game options, making Stride an even more powerful asset for schools and districts.

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Impero Education Pro v6.3 wins Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show Award

New version provides improved cloud functionality, a web-based console for teachers and automatic updates to schools’ keyword libraries

Austin, TX, Feb. 28, 2018 – Impero Software’s flagship product, Impero Education Pro, has won a TCEA Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. Impero, a leading provider of classroom management, network management and online safety software to schools, showcased the newest version of Education Pro (v6.3) during the TCEA conference in Austin.

Impero Education Pro v6.3 will be featured in the March issue of Tech & Learning. To view the online article, visit https://goo.gl/djgERn 

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Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning

Partnership focuses on helping schools collect, monitor and analyze student social and emotional skill and behavior data

Charlotte N.C. (Feb. 28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that tie to the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) core SEL competencies. The DESSA, which is published by Aperture Education, measures students’ social emotional competencies while the Kickboard platform allows teachers to record and analyze student behavior in real time. 

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Fuel Education Expands Reading Literacy Platform for Schools and Districts

Big Universe adds 2,000 eBooks to help schools improve reading proficiency, particularly in early grades

Herndon, Virginia, February 26, 2018 — The online literacy platform from Fuel Education® (FuelEd®), Big Universe®, just got much bigger. The platform has added more than 2,000 new titles in both non-fiction and fiction since October 2017. It now offers more than 13,000 high-quality, leveled eBooks to help schools boost their balanced literacy program for students in grades K–12 to improve reading skills. 

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