Free Webinar Explores Online Delivery for Occupational Therapy (OT) in Schools

On February 5th PresenceLearning answers school leaders’ questions about a new way to expand access to OT services

SAN FRANCISCO, January 25, 2013 – To help school leaders learn about the use of web technology to improve access to occupational therapy (OT) services, PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, February 5th at 1 pm ET (10 am PT).  Titled “Online Occupational Therapy: Really?!”, the webinar will explore the use of teletherapy to help meet the growing need for schools to provide clinical services such as OT for special needs students. To register for the webinar, visit http://pages.presencelearning.com/spedahead9

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Rockwood School District uses PublicSchoolWORKS to Efficiently Deliver and Track the Completion of Staff Compliance Training

New partnership helps the district meet the many requirements of keeping its 4,000 employees in compliance with federal, state and district mandates 

Cincinnati, OH – January 24, 2013 – With 4,000 staff members to train, the Rockwood School District in Eureka, MO needed an easier way to ensure that all staff members were completing their six annual, and mandatory, compliance trainings. To help streamline this process, the district implemented the online training module offered by PublicSchoolWORKS, a Cincinnati-based company that offers the one and only comprehensive, fully-automated risk management system available for schools. Rockwood School District’s implementation automated the process of automatically notifying staff of their required training, as well as alerting them when deadlines are approaching.  

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Father Provides Unique Insight into Raising a Son with Autism

‘Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together’ candidly guides families through the many challenges and rewards of raising a child with autism

BALTIMORE, MD – January 10, 2013 – How can parents provide the best support for their child with autism and ensure that the whole family’s needs are met? Psychologist and father of an adult son with autism, Robert A. Naseef, Ph.D., combines his personal experiences and professional background to share insight into the complex care of children and families affected by autism in his latest book, Autism in the Family: Caring and Coping Together. Weaving years of clinical practice with first-hand insight, Dr. Naseef helps parents collaborate effectively with professionals and build a strong circle of support with family and friends so that they can provide the best care for their child with special needs. With this book, Dr. Naseef shows parents how to better understand and guide their child’s behavior and development, manage stress, and tackle other challenges such as meltdowns, food sensitivities, sleeping, and toileting.

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Murray County Schools (GA) Uses Live Online Speech Therapy to Manage SLPs’ Caseloads

PresenceLearning now supports 55 students in Grades K-6 for their speech therapy needs

SAN FRANCISCO, January 17, 2013 – Faced with higher speech-language pathologist (SLP) caseloads following the unexpected departure of an SLP, Murray County Schools in Chatsworth, Georgia, partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy, to address the gap and improve caseloads for all of their SLPs. PresenceLearning's live online speech therapy platform gives the district access to an extensive network of fully licensed SLPs and engaging online resources for therapy sessions.

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Epson Announces 3D Projectors Designed Specifically for Education

Epson PowerLite W16 and W16SK Deliver Ultra Bright, Affordable and High Quality 3D Projection to Broaden Learning Possibilities in Classrooms

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced two 3D projector solutions designed to enhance the learning experience in classrooms – the PowerLite® W16 and W16SK. Epson is offering two 3D projection choices – one based on active 3D technology and the other on passive 3D technology – which both deliver three times brighter colors than most competitive projectors2, allowing 3D content to be easily viewed in typical, well-lit classroom settings. The projectors also offer a wide range of features including easy setup and connectivity options, bringing ease of use and convenience to the classroom at an affordable price point. The PowerLite W16 and W16SK will be shown at the Epson booth (#709) at FETC in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 28-31, 2013.

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Calling All Science Educators: Vernier Launches Spring 2013 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Free, hands-on training helps science educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 9, 2013 - Starting this February,Vernier Software & Technology will host more than 30 free, hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their science curriculum. During each four-hour workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with dozens of hardware and software titles from Vernier's award-winning line of computer and handheld data-acquisition technology.

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Learning First Alliance Welcomes Two New Board Members

New NSBA Executive Director and ISTE CEO bring wealth of knowledge and expertise to help alliance’s ongoing efforts to advance U.S. public education

Washington, D.C. – December 3, 2012 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 16 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools, welcomes Thomas Gentzel, the new executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), and Brian Lewis, the new chief executive officer of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), to its board.

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Groton Public Schools Partners with Leader in Online Speech Therapy to Serve Students with Special Needs

Students in grades 1-5 receive services through PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, November 28, 2012 – To better serve a portion of the district’s special needs student population, Groton Public Schools has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. Through this adoption, students in grades 1-5 receive web-based speech-language therapy services from a highly qualified, certified speech-language pathologist (SLP).

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Harrison School District Two Combines Online and On-Site Speech Therapy Services to Better Serve Students

PresenceLearning and the district’s speech-language pathologist assistants work collaboratively to serve more than 120 students

SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, 2012 – Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, Colorado has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, to help relieve the district’s speech-language pathologist (SLP) shortage. As part of this partnership, the district’s speech-language pathologist assistants (SLPAs) work collaboratively with PresenceLearning’s certified therapists to provide more than 120 students with a combination of virtual and on-site support.

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