Aperture Education’s 2021 Winter SEL Guide Supports Social and Emotional Learning during the Winter Months

SEL Guide provides lessons and resources for teachers, students, and families 

Charlotte N.C. (Nov. 22, 2021) — The winter months are a time when many families celebrate holidays and when students and teachers have a chance to relax and recharge over winter break. Yet many people may also experience increases in stress, anxiety, and loneliness during this time. To support students and educators this winter, Aperture Education, the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, has created a free 2021 Winter SEL Guide. The Guide provides activities and strategies for practicing and strengthening the social and emotional skills that can help students and adults have a positive winter break and a strong start to 2022. To download the guide, visit https://info.apertureed.com/2021-wg

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Application Period Open for the 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

Seven STEM educators can each receive $5,500 in prizes for their innovative use of data-collection technology 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 17, 2021 — The call for applications for the 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards is now open for STEM educators nationwide. Now in its 19th year, this annual awards program from Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) will recognize seven educators for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the classroom. Each winning educator will receive $5,500 in prizes.

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Innovative EdTech Solutions Chosen as Winners of ‘Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021’ Awards

Panel of educator judges selected winning products, technologies, and services for their positive impact on student learning and STEM education 

BEAVERTON, Ore. (November 15, 2021) – In collaboration with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) and MCH Strategic Data, Catapult X has named the winners of the Educators Pick Best of STEM 2021, the only awards program judged by STEM educators for STEM educators. This year’s winning K-12 and higher education products, technologies, and services were selected for their positive impact on student learning and STEM education in today’s schools. Winners were chosen based on reviews by the educator judges, as well as by a popular vote by more than 2,500 educators. 

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Vector Solutions Launches Environmental Health and Safety Incident Management System for K-12 Schools

Vector EHS Management helps districts track incidents and hazards, comply with federal regulations, and identify trends such as COVID-19 outbreaks

Tampa, FL – November 9, 2021 - Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has launched an incident management system to help K-12 schools and districts track health and safety incidents, hazards and trends.

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Curriculum Associates’ Complete i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics Program for Grades K–8 Now Rated as Tier 1 by the Louisiana Department of Education

The instructional math program meets the Department’s focus, coherence, rigor, alignment, and quality requirements

NORTH BILLERICA, MA, November 8, 2021—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program for Grades 6–8 recently received a Tier 1 rating by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). With the prior Tier 1 rating of i-Ready Classroom Mathematics for Grades K–5, the complete program for Grades K–8 has now received the highest rating from the Department. Louisiana educators can use i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, which “exemplifies quality” and “meets all non-negotiable criteria and scored the best possible on all indicators of superior quality” according to the LDOE, to deliver discourse-based instruction that empowers students to think mathematically and discuss mathematical ideas.

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KidWind Supports New Children’s Book Featuring Women in Energy

Authors run successful Kickstarter campaign and partner with several energy companies to distribute copies of the book via KidWind Challenges

(Saint Paul, Minn.) November 8, 2021 – Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the authors of the upcoming book Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy have partnered with several energy companies. EDP Renewables North America, Enel North America, Orsted, and Pattern Energy are sponsoring copies of the book to be distributed via KidWind’s network of schools and through other national science initiatives for children.   

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Curriculum Associates’ Regional Vice President of Government Relations Amy Riker Elected to Second Term on Association of Test Publishers Board

Riker will help the association continue to advocate for increased equity, integrity, and learning in the assessment industry

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 2, 2021—The Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs, has named Amy Riker, regional vice president of government relations at Curriculum Associates, to its 2022 Board of Directors. Riker, who is now in her second two-year term on the board, will continue to focus on expanding ATP’s influence and relevance aligned with the association’s mission of promoting and developing testing and assessment best practices. 

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As Schools Look to Tackle the Stressors Educators Face this School Year they are Turning to Aperture Education’s EdSERT Program

Memphis Teacher Residency, and Green County Schools are among those using program to help educators improve their SEL skills

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 29, 2021) — Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a significant focus for schools this year, yet too often teachers don’t have enough opportunities for SEL training or to reflect on their own SEL skills. To address this, more and more schools are turning to the SEL professional development program, EdSERT, by Aperture Education.

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Vernier and ADInstruments Launch Complete Lab-Based Solution for College-Level General Chemistry

This collection of 19 experiments in the Lt online learning platform uses Vernier Go Direct® sensors and Vernier example data to introduce fundamental chemistry concepts

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 27, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology and ADInstruments recently launched the Lt Chemistry Collection, which features 19 interactive, college-level experiments hosted on the Lt online learning platform. These ready-to-use chemistry experiments are available for a free 90-day trial, and they use Vernier Go Direct® sensors, as well as example data from Vernier. The labs are designed to engage students in hands-on learning as they explore various fundamental chemistry concepts, including acid-base titration, states of matter, heat of reaction, synthesis, buffers, and equilibria principles. 

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Educator Patricia Trejo Receives the 2021 ALAS Scholarship Sponsored by Curriculum Associates

Trejo, administrative program planner for Hispanic/Latino studies at the School District of Palm Beach County, FL, receives $10,000 to support her continuing education  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 26, 2021—The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), in partnership with Curriculum Associates, recently named Patricia Trejo, administrative program planner for Hispanic/Latino studies at the School District of Palm Beach County in Florida, as the 2021 ALAS Scholarship recipient. Trejo will receive $10,000 toward her doctoral degree in educational leadership through the scholarship, which helps support the professional advancement of Latino administrators.

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