KidWind Receives Funding from Pattern Energy to Provide Renewable Energy Activities and Trainings

Partnership kicks off at New Mexico State Fair with hands-on activities for attendees to learn about wind and renewable energy 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) September 10, 2021 – The KidWind Project, the international leader in clean energy education, has received a substantial donation from Pattern Energy, one of the world’s largest privately-owned developers and operators of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects, to expand activities and training on wind and renewable energy for students and educators. 

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IRIS Offers Lessons to Help STEM Educators Teach About Recent Earthquakes

Teachable Moments lessons, created by seismologists and educators, focus on recent earthquakes in Mexico and Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 8, 2021) — The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is providing free resources to help STEM educators teach about recent earthquake events, such as the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Mexico on September 8 and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti on August 14. These Teachable Moments presentations contain an explanation of the science of why the earthquake occurred, and often also includes Associated Press photos, animations, and other resources to help educators link the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to earthquake phenomena in a way that makes it relevant and engaging for students. 

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Vernier Software & Technology Awarding $40,000 in Educator Grants to Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary

Forty STEM educators will receive $1,000 worth of Vernier technology, a Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro one-year license, and professional development

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 8, 2021 — To thank science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators for their hard work and dedication, as well as their support over the last 40 years, Vernier Software & Technology will award $1,000 grants to 40 STEM educators later this year.

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Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021 Now Open for Nominations

Awards program from Catapult X, NSTA, and MCH Strategic Data is judged by STEM educators and highlights innovative STEM products for K-12 schools and higher education 

BEAVERTON, Ore. (September 7, 2021) – Catapult X is now accepting submissions for the Educators Pick Best of STEMTM 2021, the only awards program judged by STEM educators, for STEM educators. The awards program, operated in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and MCH Strategic Data, spotlights innovative products, technologies, and services that are changing the world of STEM education. 

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Detroit Public Schools Community District Adopts Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading™ to Help Accelerate Learning and Build Students’ Critical Reading Skills

Supplemental reading program featuring grade-level content and culturally relevant texts will support Grades 3–5 students across 74 schools in Detroit  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 31, 2021—Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) in Detroit, MI recently adopted Curriculum Associates’ Magnetic Reading program for students in Grades 3–5. This supplemental program, which will be used by approximately 12,000 students across 74 schools in the district, helps teachers facilitate lively classroom discourse and engage all students with grade-level content as they build their confidence and master critical reading skills.

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ALAS is Accepting Requests for Proposals for its National Summit October 7-9, 2021 in Washington D.C.

Apply by Aug. 31 to present a breakout session at the National Summit 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 26, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is accepting requests for proposals through Aug. 31, 2021 for its annual education summit, which takes place in person Oct. 7-9, 2021 in Washington D.C. The ALAS 18th Annual National Summit will feature inspiring keynote speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions, workshops and networking opportunities.

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Visual Technology Artist Elevates University of Virginia with Epson Laser Projectors for “Brighter Together” Projection Mapping Installation

Epson Provided Three Pro Series Projectors to Help Illuminate Local Landmarks with Dynamic 3D Visuals

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Aug. 25, 2021 – When the world shut down, students and educators had to adapt to new learning environments. Through these times, efforts to engage and bring students and communities together safely have resulted in more innovative forms of interactive art across campuses and city streets. One of these campuses is The University of Virginia (UVA) that turned to visual technology artist Jeff Dobrow to create a pop-up projection mapping experience called “Brighter Together.” 

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Swing Education Launches Bonus Plan to Support and Incentivize Substitute Teachers

Substitutes can receive a bonus up to $1,000 during the 2021-2022 school year  

SAN MATEO, Calif., August 24, 2021 – To further support substitute teachers and recognize their dedication to the students and schools they serve, Swing Education has launched its Annual Bonus Plan for the 2021-2022 school year. The company, which offers an app connecting schools to substitute teachers, will provide substitute teachers in its network with an annual bonus of up to $1,000 based on the number of days they work this coming year. 

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Flinn Scientific’s ‘New Teacher Academy’ Provides Valuable Training and Resources on Science Safety

Webinars and resource kits provide timely information to help ensure the success of new science teachers in both the classroom and lab

Batavia, Illinois, August 23, 2021 — To support safety best practices in the classroom and lab, Flinn Scientific has launched the New Teacher Academy specifically for science teachers who have been teaching for three years or less. As part of the free academy, teachers can participate in safety webinars and receive a hands-on kit with safety-related materials all while getting their questions answered by Flinn’s team of experts.

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Slooh Launches New Grant to Help One Million Students Explore Space Using Its Robotic Telescopes

Teachers encouraged to apply by October 18, 2021 to receive Slooh license, professional development, and 40 student seats to bring the wonder of space to their classrooms

Washington Depot, Connecticut, August 19, 2021 – Slooh, the only organization offering live online telescope feeds of amazing astronomical events to students, is launching The Slooh Space Exploration Grant for the 2021-2022 school year. The grant is being provided with the goal of helping one million students nationwide experience the wonder of space from their classroom and home computers.

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