Texas Schools See 1:1 Tablet Success after Two Months into the School Year

October 28th, 2013 - Texas - Nueces Canyon Consolidated Independent School District (NCCISD) and Midland Independent School District (MISD) successfully implemented 1:1 tablet initiatives using the LearnPad tablet solution. They chose the LearnPad after conducting extensive research for a tablet solution that met their localized needs. Each school district’s goal was to supply every student with a tablet and integrate it into their existing curriculum and technology. NCCISD has completed this goal, outfitting all 300 students in the district. MISD supplied their entire sixth grade of 1,600 students with LearnPads as part of a multi-year integration of 1:1.

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PresenceLearning Webcast Discusses Benefits of Online Occupational Therapy for Students with Special Needs

30-minute webcast on Wednesday, November 20th covers the “who, what, when, where, and how” of this innovative approach to delivering therapy services

SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2013 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webcast on online occupational therapy (OT) as part of its recently-launched “30-minute SPEDcasts” series. The webcast, “Get a Grip on Online OT,” will take place on Wednesday, November 20th at 1 PM ET (10 AM PT).

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Flagler County Public Schools, Florida Selects Teachscape to Enhance its Teacher Evaluation and Professional Learning Processes

High-performing district to improve teaching effectiveness through collaborative professional development based on fair and reliable teacher evaluations

SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2013 – Flagler County Public Schools (FCPS) in Bunnell, FL has adopted Teachscape to help improve teaching effectiveness as the district continues to work toward its goal of becoming the nation’s premier learning organization. Teachscape’s comprehensive online training and tools will allow teachers and administrators in the high-performing district to collaborate on professional learning based on fair and reliable teacher evaluations using Charlotte Danielson’s 2013 Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument (FFT).

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ENGLISH SPANISH SUCCESS!™ PARTNERS WITH AISD AND THE DUAL LANGUAGE TRAINING INSTITUTE TO ENGAGE ELEMENTARY BILINGUAL LEARNERS

October 24, 2013- AUSTIN, TX- Sunburst Digital Inc. announced that it will partner with Dual Language Training Institute (DLTI), a Texas-based educational consulting firm, to support DLTI’s customers with its dual-language digital curriculum designed to raise achievement outcomes of Spanish-speaking students. 

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SPARKscholar Advances Research at the State University of New York at Cortland

Inaugural recipient of the SPARKscholar Graduate Assistantship will receive research position and tuition reimbursement from SPARK

San Diego, CA, October 23, 2013 — Research shows that one in three children are obese, however, many schools do not provide the high-quality physical education needed to keep students active and healthy.  To continue research focused on childhood obesity prevention and physical activity, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland implemented the SPARKscholar Graduate Assistantship program.  The first-ever SPARKscholar, graduate student Will Glennon, will work in the SUNY Cortland Activity and Movement Pedagogy (AMP) Lab to evaluate best practices in the areas of physical education, physical activity, and movement-based learning.  This scope of work will help improve both current and developing programming offered by, SPARK™, provider of the world’s most-researched physical education program.

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Fowler Unified School District Reinvigorates Speech-Language Program With Online Speech Therapy

Students with diverse special needs achieve success with PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, October 15, 2013 – Fowler Unified School District (USD) has overcome a chronic shortage of speech-language therapists by tapping into a wide array of world-class experts from PresenceLearning, enabling students with special needs to make significant, new progress against their goals.   

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i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Reading for Grades K–8 Meets California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) Review Criteria

CLRN has reviewed and approved i-Ready for social content

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 15, 2013—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Reading for Grades K–8 was recently reviewed by the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) and has met its criteria for English-Language Arts. CLRN provides California educators with a “one-stop” resource providing critical information needed in the selection of supplemental electronic learning resources aligned to the California State Board of Education academic content standards.

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Luca Lashes Announces ‘Raising Multilingual Children in a One-language Household’ Contest

eBook and app creators will reward four parents who share second language development tips with a Luca Lashes iTunes library 

Chandler, AZ October 9, 2013 – Raising multilingual children in a household where the parents speak only one language can seem like a daunting task, yet plenty of parents do this every day. To help more parents learn from those having success with this undertaking, creators of the Luca Lashes® multilingual eBook and app series are holding a “Raising Multilingual Children in a One-language Household” contest. Parents who offer tips for fostering second language development in their children will have a chance to win a Luca Lashes iTunes app library of titles in one language of their choosing: Spanish, French, Italian, or Chinese.

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PresenceLearning’s New Webcast Series Provides Information and Practical Advice for Educators of Students with Special Needs

“30-minute SPEDcasts” series kicks off on Wednesday, October 16th with webcast covering online speech-language assessments

SAN FRANCISCO, October 8, 2013 – PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy and other special education-related services for K-12 students, is launching a new webcast series, “30-minute SPEDcasts,” to provide administrators, teachers and specialists with timely information and practical advice on a variety of special education topics. The series kicks off on Wednesday, October 16th at 12 PM ET (9 AM PT) with “Online Assessments – MISSION: Possible!”

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