Immersion Active Wins a 2019 Summit Creative Award

Its work on Penn National’s website was honored in the Consumer Website category

(Frederick, Md.) July 31, 2019 – Immersion Active, a leading marketing solutions agency specializing in connecting consumers with brands that bring value to their lives, has won a Bronze award from the 2019 Summit Creative Award. It received this award in the Consumer Website category for its Penn National website redesign. Penn National is an active living community located in south central Pennsylvania. The Summit Creative Award recognizes creative excellence in companies and individuals with billing under $30 million and includes all media and industries.

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Aperture Education’s New Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Program helps Educators Build their own SEL Skills

Educator Social-Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) program prepares educators to teach those skills to students 

Charlotte N.C. (July 24, 2019) — Research shows school-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs have a positive impact on students’ academics. To help prepare educators to successfully deliver SEL programming, Aperture Education created the Educator Social-Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) program, professional development specifically designed to help educators build their own SEL skills so they are prepared to deliver SEL instruction in the classroom. 

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Leader in Project Based Learning Offers Expanded Resources to help Teachers Begin and Navigate their PBL Journey

PBLWorks’ new teacher’s guide and updated PBL 101 workshops offer realistic view of steps to implementing high-quality PBL  

Novato, CA (July 23, 2019) – Shifting from traditional instruction to Project Based Learning (PBL) is a big journey of professional learning and reflection for a teacher – one that can be tough to navigate without the right support. So PBLWorks, the leader in project-based learning professional development, is introducing a new step-by-step eBook called “Your Project Based Learning Journey: A Guide for Teachers.” Based on educational research and the experience of guiding tens of thousands of educators through the process over the past decade, this guide covers questions a teacher is likely to have about PBL as they start out. 

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Curriculum Associates Makes i-Ready® Even Better for K–12 Students and Educators

Online diagnostic and instructional program recognized as a Tech & Learning ISTE 2019 Best of Show winner for its new enhancements 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., July 22, 2019—Curriculum Associates continues to enhance its award-winning i-Ready program to further support students, teachers, and administrators. These enhancements, which will be available for Back to School 2019 and which were recognized by the Tech & Learning ISTE 2019 Best of Show Awards, include an engaging new student experience, new support for middle school students, a new Mathematics Diagnostic available in Spanish, new accessibility features, and more robust historical reporting. Today, more than 7 million users nationwide use the award-winning program to improve student outcomes and proficiency.

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Vernier Software & Technology Wins Three Tech & Learning ISTE 2019 Best of Show Awards

E-books recognized for their quality and effectiveness, ease of use, cost, and creative use of technology

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 15, 2019 — Vernier Software & Technology recently won three Tech & Learning ISTE 2019 Best of Show Awards. The winning submissions—the Coding with mBot™: Life Hacks e-book, the Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct® Sensor Cart e-book, and the Wind Energy Explorations and Solar Energy Explorations e-books—were chosen by a panel of tech-savvy educators based on their quality and effectiveness, ease of use, cost, and creative use of technology. 

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Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Louisiana Mathematics Receives Highest Rating from the Louisiana Department of Education

With a recent Tier 1 rating of Grades 6–8, the complete Ready Louisiana Mathematics program for Grades K–8 now meets all non-negotiable criteria and required indicators of superior quality 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., July 1, 2019—Following the most recent Grade 6–8 rating, the complete Ready Louisiana Mathematics program for Grades K–8 is now rated as Tier 1 by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). This highest rating from the LDOE, which was given after a comprehensive, educator-led review process, signifies the instructional program “exemplifies quality” and “meets all non-negotiable criteria and meets all required indicators of superior quality.”

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CDI Technologies Welcomes the Photon Robot to its Family of STEM Products

Interactive robot helps students learn to code

Chicago IL – June 26, 2019 –CDI Technologies’ has partnered with Eduscape, one of North America’s leaders in professional development to add the award-winning Photon robot to its education offerings. After thoroughly testing the product and comparing it to other offerings on the market, CDI saw why teachers are saying “I’ve got to get these in the hands of students!” This cute, alien-like robot entices students as young as kindergarten to learn the basics of programming. This partnership expands CDI’s STEM offerings, which also include AR/VR kits and 3D printers.

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POWERUP Toys Debuts New Powered Origami STEM Kits at ISTE 2019

The POWERUP 4.0 and POWERUP RACERS inspire creativity while providing hands-on activities for the classroom

Philadelphia, PA (June 24, 2019) – POWERUP Toys, the creator of paper airplane motor kits for STEM education, is using ISTE 2019 to debut two new upcoming STEM kits – POWERUP RACERS and POWERUP 4.0. The company offers lessons to help students learn the principles of flight while sharpening their problem-solving skills.

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POWERUP Toys Partners with FliteTest to Make its STEM Kits Available to More Teachers

New FTSTEM.com lessons help teachers use POWERUP Toys kits in the classroom

Philadelphia, PA (June 24, 2019) – POWERUP Toys, the creator of paper airplane motor kits for STEM education, is partnering with FliteTest to both sell its STEM kits and offer lessons via the FliteTest STEM curriculum portal (FTSTEM.com) that help teachers incorporate POWERUP Toys kits in the classroom. FTSTEM.com, an online education site giving teachers access to STEM curriculum, includes a variety of built-from-scratch aircraft lessons and professional development. 

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