Moses Lake School District in Washington State Wins National Award for its Use of Online Therapy with Students with Special Needs

District is one of 12 winners of PresenceLearning’s annual Awards of Excellence recognizing outstanding leadership and student progress in special education

SAN FRANCISCO, November 7, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently named Moses Lake School District in Moses Lake, WA as a winner of its 4th annual Awards of Excellence. The awards recognized 12 educational organizations nationwide for their outstanding organizational leadership, teamwork, and improved outcomes in helping students with special needs succeed. 

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Impero Software Launches Video about the Dangers of Sexting and Bullying

Video highlights how schools can help prevent harmful situations from escalating

Simi Valley, CA, Nov. 2, 2017 – Impero Software has released a powerful new video showing the dangers of sexting and online bullying, and the important role online monitoring software plays in schools to keep students safe. Impero’s release of the video coincides with the 2017 Digital Citizenship Summit November 2nd and 3rd, which focuses on expanding conversations around young people and their use of technology. Impero’s goal is to draw attention to the issues of sexting and cyberbullying, and to the importance of teaching digital citizenship and intervening early to prevent tragedy.

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CDI Expands Chromebook Solutions with Google Learning Bundles

Apps and digital tools will improve learning outcomes and support teachers in K-12 schools transitioning to Chrome-based education 

 Chicago IL – Nov. 2, 2017 – CDI Computer Dealers announces the launch of Google Learning Bundles: four carefully-vetted product suites that enable K-12 institutions to maximize the benefits of Chrome-based learning. The Google Learning Bundles focus on the areas of creativity, media literacy, STEM, and active listening to help educators begin teaching with the devices from day one.

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STEM Educators: Apply for the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards by December 15, 2017

K–12 and college educators encouraged to share their innovative uses of data-collection technology for chance to win $5,500 in prizes

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 2, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will be accepting applications for the 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards until December 15. 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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OppU Achievers Scholarship Awarded to Student Who Endured Iraq War and Went on to Create Maker Space Start-Up in his Country

University of Rochester sophomore is fifth recipient of quarterly $2,500 scholarship

Chicago – Nov. 1, 2017 – OppU, a financial literacy site that provides free money management education, named University of Rochester sophomore Salih Zainulabdeen as the fifth recipient of its quarterly OppU Achievers Scholarship. Zainulabdeen, who was born in Baghdad in 1996, spent his childhood in a war zone. He went on to help found the first tech-space start-up in Iraq and is now pursuing a degree in computer science in the U.S. The OppU Achievers Scholarship provides $2,500 for his education expenses. 

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PresenceLearning Expands Ability for Schools to Deliver Early Childhood Interventions and Services

Schools can access nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified clinicians to deliver timely, online clinical services to children ages 0-5

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2017 – PresenceLearning, the leading telehealth network of live, online special education related service providers, recently launched online early childhood services to expand the ability of schools and districts to deliver early childhood interventions and services to children ages 0-5. With PresenceLearning, school systems and education organizations can access a nationwide network of hundreds of highly qualified clinicians – including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals – to help deliver these timely services to young learners and to consult with their families and caregivers.

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PublicSchoolWORKS Adds Access to Nine Crisis Preparedness Training Courses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Administrators can now access FEMA courses via the same system as their other required safety training  

Cincinnati, OH (October 31, 2017) — To help staff and students get back to school following a natural disaster or other crisis, PublicSchoolWORKS added access to nine FEMA safety training courses within its Crisis Response Program and its online staff training course catalog. The courses, which are ideal for building and district-level administrators, were created by FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI). The EMI offers many courses to individuals free of charge as part of its Independent Study Program, and now PublicSchoolWORKS customers can access these courses in the same system as their required staff safety training courses.

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CDI launches Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Kits to Schools

Virtual reality kits come fully configured with Google Expeditions so teachers can take their students on more than 500 virtual field trips within minutes of receiving their kits.

 Chicago, IL – Oct. 31, 2017 – Virtual reality technology shows great promise in education, especially for STEM-related subjects, but it’s been cost-prohibitive for schools. In an effort to make virtual reality accessible to all educators and students, CDI Computer Dealers has launched Google Expeditions Virtual Reality Kits. The kits offer everything needed to ensure students are up and running with virtual reality lessons as soon as the kits arrive. The ready-to-use kits offer immersive, virtual “field trips” so students can visually experience the topics they are learning about and can see a “day-in-the-life” look at certain STEM careers. 

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Impero Software Attends the 2017 Digital Citizenship Summit to Launch a New, Collaborative White Paper “Prevention Science: A Framework for Positive Digital Citizenship”

The white paper is a collaborative effort between Impero Software, EPIK Deliberate Digital, the Digital Citizenship Institute and Educate Empower Kids

Simi Valley, CA, Oct. 30, 2017 –Impero Software has partnered with EPIK Deliberate Digital, the Digital Citizenship Institute and Educate Empower Kids on a new white paper, “Prevention Science: A Framework for Positive Digital Citizenship” launching this week during the 2017 Digital Citizenship Summit (DigCitSummit) in Provo, Utah.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Mathematics Wins a 2017 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Award

Online diagnostic and instructional program for Grades K–12 wins Silver award in the Favorite Interventions & Remediation Software category

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 30, 2017— Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Mathematics recently won a 2017 THE Journal Readers’ Choice Award. Based on votes from the publication’s tech-savvy readers, the online diagnostic and instruction program for students in Grades K–12 received a Silver award in the Favorite Interventions & Remediation Software category. The i-Ready program, which is currently used by more than 5 million students and educators nationwide, also received a Silver award in 2015 in the Adaptive/Personalized Learning category. 

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