D2L Partners with Collabco to Deliver a Powerful, Seamless and Personalized Learning Experience

Brightspace integration with the myday dashboard will transform learning for students worldwide 

London - October 17, 2016 – D2L, a global learning technology leader, has announced a strategic partnership with education software development company, Collabco. The partnership will allow access to D2L’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Brightspace through myday, Collabco’s comprehensive student dashboard, in an effort to provide an engaging learning and collaboration solution to universities worldwide.

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Apperson Announces Winners of Massachusetts Grant Competition

Winning schools will receive SEL assessments, interventions and professional development support

Charlotte N.C. – Oct. 17, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson and the Devereux Center for Resilient Children today announced the winners of its Massachusetts micro-grant competition. The “Supporting Strength-Based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in MA” competition launched this summer with the aim of helping schools and districts assess SEL skills during the 2016-17 school year.

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New White Paper Analyzes How Creative Use of School Schedules and Instructional Space Fosters Successful Blended Learning Programs

Evergreen Education Group conducts in-depth analysis of Fuel Education™ partner schools’ blended learning programs 

Herndon, Virginia, October 12, 2016 — Schools across the nation have begun breaking away from the traditional school day schedule by implementing blended learning programs in order to better serve a diverse student population. To encourage school leaders to be innovative with instructional area design and creative with the use of the school day, Evergreen Education Group took a deep dive into the blended learning programs at three schools using online course content from Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) to examine how their use of space and time contributes to their success. Evergreen Education Group, in collaboration with FuelEd, has published their findings in a new white paper titled, “How Top Performing Blended Learning Programs Use Time and Space Effectively.” To download the free white paper, visit: getfueled.com/blendedtime&space

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Oct. 27, 2016 Webinar Explores Ways Schools Can Use Social Emotional Learning Data in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Charlotte N.C. – Oct. 6, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson will host a free webinar at 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 2016 (EST) for schools and districts that have implemented, or are considering implementing, Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). The webinar will show participants how they can use social emotional learning data to make their MTSS more effective. To register for the “Using SEL Data to Facilitate Effective and Sustainable Multi-tiered Systems of Support” webinar, visit https://goo.gl/rtMPYh or click here.

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New Online Training Course from PublicSchoolWORKS Approved by California Department of Pesticide Regulation

Districts in California can now take PublicSchoolWORKS’ new training course to meet requirements mandated by the California Healthy Schools Act

Cincinnati, OH (October 6, 2016) — Public school districts and childcare centers in California are held to high standards for pesticide use and the dissemination of information about their use under the California Healthy Schools Act (HSA). All staff that use pesticides are required to complete one hour of training annually, however, they can only take courses that are approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). To help California districts easily meet this HSA requirement, PublicSchoolWORKS created the “Healthy Schools Act” online training course, which has been approved by the California DPR. 

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Share Innovative Uses of Data-Collection Technology in Science or STEM Education for a Chance to Win a 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award

Up to seven science educators to win prizes valued at $5,500 each 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 6, 2016 – Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This annual awards program recognizes seven 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 Gold in 2016 Stevie® Awards For Great Employers

Award honors products and services that make organizations better places to work

Cincinnati, OH (October 4, 2016) — PublicSchoolWORKS’ Staff Training System, a part of the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite, was awarded a Gold Stevie® in the Safety Training Category in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Great Employers. More than 250 nominations from around the world were evaluated in this year’s competition. The winners were determined by the average scores of more than 50 professionals who acted as judges. 

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SchoolMint Streamlines Student Enrollment for a Growing Number of Charter School Networks in Texas

SchoolMint now serving more than 50,000 charter school students across the state

SAN FRANCISCO, September 28, 2016 – An increasing number of charter school networks across Texas have partnered with SchoolMint, the leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools, to streamline student enrollment and provide a user-friendly experience for both staff and families. SchoolMint is currently serving more than 50,000 charter school students in Texas – or approximately 20 percent of the state’s entire charter school student population – by providing an automated system for schools to more efficiently and effectively complete the application, lottery, and registration processes.

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Science and STEM Teachers Share Success Stories on Probeware and Student Learning

Vernier to publish teacher success stories showing how probeware makes a measurable difference for teachers and students

BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 27, 2016 — To provide educators with innovative, real-world examples of how data-collection technology is being used to make a measurable difference for students and teachers, Vernier Software & Technology will release a of educator success stories featuring science and STEM teachers. This collection is the latest resource offered by Vernier for educators to support teaching students with technology.

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Epson iProjection App Now Available for Chromebooks

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 27, 2016 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the availability of the Epson iProjection™ App for Chromebooks, enabling students and teachers to wirelessly display content from Chromebooks on Epson BrightLink® interactive projectors and most PowerLite® projectors. With the Epson Multi-PC Projection with Moderator function1 and the Epson iProjection App for Chromebooks, the teacher has the ability to display up to four Chromebook notebook computers simultaneously from a maximum of 50 connected devices for an engaging collaborative classroom experience.

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