PBLWorks Introduces New Online Course for Teachers to Adapt Gold Standard PBL Projects for In-Person or Remote Learning

Course includes interactive PBL Project Designer and 72 Gold Standard projects

Novato, CA (Sept. 8, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leader in professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a new facilitated online course “Adapting Your First Project” to help teachers seeking a shortcut to implementing high-quality projects with students for either in-person or remote learning.

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New Packages from Vernier and SAM Labs Help Middle School Teachers Incorporate Science and Coding into Their Instruction

Students can engage in hands-on learning in hybrid environments using Vernier Go Direct® sensors, SAM Labs output blocks, and Google Workbench 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 3, 2020 — Middle school teachers can now integrate science lessons with data collection and coding using new packages from Vernier Software & Technology and SAM Labs. Each new topic-based package—comprised of a Go Direct sensor, SAM Labs output blocks, and ready-to-go activities within the Google Workbench programming platform—engages students in scientific discovery and introductory block-based coding.

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The Character Tree Expands its Offering to Kindergarten

Short videos featuring puppet students and “gray squirrel” teach classroom citizenship and character development to young learners

Renton, WA. (Sept. 1, 2020) — The Character Tree, an online resource that teaches character development though engaging videos and downloadable activities, has expanded to  offer videos and content specifically for kindergarten-aged students. The videos are short and feature puppet characters sure to appeal to the youngest learners while they teach lessons on classroom citizenship such as hand-raising, full-body listening and other skills that are important for children who are just starting school.

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Columbus City Schools Adopts Curriculum Associates’ Ready Classroom Mathematics to Drive Student Achievement in Math

Ohio District to implement standards-aligned curriculum with all of its Grades K–5 students this coming 2020–2021 school year

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 1, 2020—Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio has adopted Curriculum Associates’ Ready Classroom Mathematics to support students’ growth and achievement in mathematics. The rigorous, standards-aligned core curriculum, which emphasizes modeling and discourse, will be implemented with all of the District’s 25,000-plus students in Grades K–5 starting in fall 2020. The District will additionally continue its use of Curriculum Associates’ online i-Ready program to support both mathematics and reading instruction across all of K–8.  

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Super Duper Publications is Now Selling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE equipment helps schools, child care centers and families protect children and adults from exposure to COVID-19

Greenville, S.C. (August 31, 2020) – This year presents unprecedented challenges for child care centers and schools that are resuming in-person instruction as they prepare to educate and care for children while also limiting exposure to COVID-19. 

To help them meet this challenge, Super Duper Publications, a leader in providing educational materials for classrooms and homes, is now selling Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The equipment, which includes adult and child window face masks, is being made available to help schools and individuals involved in education meet the need for protection during in-person instruction. 

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Idaho State Board of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Adaptive Technology Literacy Intervention Tool

Educators across the state can use the award-winning online program to support literacy achievement for students in Grades K–3 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 26, 2020—The Idaho State Board of Education recently approved Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready for its Adaptive Technology Literacy Intervention Tool list for students in Grades K–3. After a comprehensive review, the award-winning program was chosen to help educators in school districts and public charter schools across the state differentiate their instruction and support students’ literacy growth. 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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Aperture Education’s 2020 Back to School Guide Helps Teachers and Families Support Students’ Social Emotional Learning

Free downloadable guide provides resources, lessons and activities that can be used in the classroom or at home

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 25, 2020) — As students, teachers, and families prepare for the 2020-21 school year, social-emotional learning will play an important role in helping them navigate the emotional and logistical challenges created by the events of the last few months. To support them, Aperture Education has created its free 2020 Back to School Guide packed with helpful information, lessons and activities to strengthen social-emotional skills for children and adults. 

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Curriculum Associates’ Assessing at Home i-Ready Diagnostic Kit Helps Educators Administer the Diagnostic at Home

New supports for educators and families will ensure teachers have accurate, actionable data about student learning needs this fall

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 24, 2020—After the extended period of distance learning this past spring, it is more important than ever that educators know students’ strengths and areas for growth as they enter the new school year. Beginning the year with an assessment like the i-Ready Diagnostic is critical to this effort. While assessing at home is challenging regardless of the test or provider, many schools successfully tested remotely this past spring. To support school reopening plans that may require educators to administer the i-Ready Diagnostic remotely, Curriculum Associates has created the Assessing at Home i-Ready Diagnostic Kit. The online kit includes a collection of turnkey tools for district leaders, school leaders, teachers, and families.

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Super Duper Publications Provides Unique Educational Materials for PreK-5 Distance Learning and Teletherapy

New Digital Library has more than 340 worksheets, card decks, and games 

Greenville, S.C. (August 19, 2020) – Distance learning has become a staple of our current educational system. With the launching of its new Digital Library, which includes more than 340 resources to support distance learning and teletherapy, educational publisher Super Duper Publications is leading the way in providing online learning materials for young students.

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PBLWorks Introduces Project Designer: An Interactive Online Tool that Gives Teachers a Shortcut to Creating Quality Project Based Learning Units

Includes a library of 72 Gold Standard projects, across subject areas and grade levels (K-12), that teachers can adapt for their students

Novato, CA (August 18, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leader in professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a first-of-its kind PBL Project Designer to help teachers plan standards-based PBL units for students. Teachers can build PBL projects from scratch or easily adapt one of 72 Gold Standard PBL units for their students and context.

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