Learning Magazine Names Primary Concepts’ HourGlass Classroom Timer and Noise Controller a Winner of the 2017 Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom

Berkeley, CA - September 26, 2016 – The HourGlass classroom timer and noise controller from early learning curriculum developer Primary Concepts recently won a coveted 2017 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom from Learning Magazine. The Teachers’ Choice award puts classroom products through a rigorous evaluation process by educators and then chooses winners based on those evaluations.

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Former Special Education Teacher Joins the Apperson Team as Social Emotional Learning Consultant

Lisa-Anne Williams brings experience in SEL instruction and leadership

Charlotte N.C. – Sept. 26, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson has hired former teacher Lisa-Anne Williams to join its team as a social and emotional learning consultant. Williams will support the Apperson team in its mission to provide wrap-around assessment and support to schools and out of school time organizations throughout the country.

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PresenceLearning’s Webinar Offers Insight on Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Results

MTSS expert Dr. Kimberly Gibbons leads live webinar for special education leaders on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2016 – To help special educators and administrators learn how to reap the benefits of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) frameworks, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of teletherapy/telehealth services in education and health care, is hosting the second free webinar in their Fall 2016 “Results Matter” series. The webinar, “Getting Results with a Sustainable Multi-Tiered Support System,” will be led by RTI and MTSS expert Dr. Kimberly Gibbons on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific.

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Alternative Energy Kits Make On-Floor Walk-Up Activities a Breeze for Children’s Museums and Science Centers

 REcharge Labs Mini Windmill and Sail Car activities require minimal or no training and use inexpensive and common materials 

(Minneapolis, MN) September 20, 2016 – Finding content for walk-up activities, which are often volunteer-run, can be a difficult task. The activity must be easy enough for volunteers and children to understand, engaging for the children, and preferably reusable. The Mini Windmill Class Pack and the Sail Car Class Pack, both made by hands-on science activity and kit creators REcharge Labs, help science centers and children’s museums easily teach visitors about wind power in an interactive way.

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Workbench Partners with League of Innovative Schools and Baltimore County Public Schools to host “Day of Innovation”

More than 175 educators will participate in hands-on ed-tech workshops during League of Innovative Schools’ Fall Meeting Nov. 2-4, 2016 in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD – Sept. 15, 2016 – Baltimore-based ed-tech leader Workbench will provide hands-on experiences using drones, programmable robots, 3D printers and other cutting-edge technology during the “Workbench Day of Innovation” November 3, 2016 as part of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools Fall Meeting.

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California Approves Medicaid Reimbursement for Schools Using Live Online Speech Therapy Services

Medi-Cal now allows educational agencies to request reimbursement for speech therapy services delivered via telemedicine like those offered by PresenceLearning

SAN FRANCISCO, September 13, 2016 – Starting just in time for the 2016-17 school year, educational agencies in California may request Medi-Cal reimbursement for their use of live, online speech-language pathology assessment and treatment services – like those services provided by PresenceLearning – for Medi-Cal eligible students who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP). 

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Edthena Launches New Tool to Help Educators and Coaches Identify Specific Trends in Teaching Practices

Comment Stats creates visualizations to support meaningful, data-driven professional development

SAN FRANCISCO (September 13, 2016) – Seeing if teachers are improving their practice after receiving professional development is now easier with the new Comment Stats tool in Edthena, an award-winning video classroom observation platform for teacher development. This one tool transforms the data from comments left on teachers’ uploaded videos into a visual, data-driven way for them – and their coaches – to identify trends and determine if the professional development is improving teaching practices.

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Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates a 2016 Top Charitable Contributor

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., September 12, 2016—Curriculum Associates, a leading education technology company based in North Billerica, Mass., has been honored as one of the Boston Business Journal’s 2016 top charitable companies in Mass. list. In 2015, Curriculum Associates donated over half a million dollars to charitable organizations.

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REcharge Labs Makes it Easier for Classrooms in Need to Participate in Free Online Design Challenge with STEM Class Kit Giveaway

From September 15 – September 30, 2016, educators can enter to win a free MacGyver Windmill or Solar House Class Pack 

(Minneapolis, MN) September 8, 2016 – To help educators bring renewable energy engineering to their classrooms, REcharge Labs is giving away 10 MacGyver Windmill Class Packs and 10 Solar Town Class Packs to deserving teachers. The lucky winners will then use their class packs to help teams of students enter the MacGyver Windmill Challenge or the Solar House Challenge, two of REcharge Labs’ year-round online design challenges. To enter the giveaway, educators must fill out the application and list why it is important for students to enter REcharge Labs’ Online Challenge. Educators must complete the application, found here, between Thursday, September 15, 2016 and Friday, September 30, 2016. 

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Epson’s DC-21 Document Camera Wins a 2017 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for the Classroom from Learning® Magazine

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 8, 2016 – Epson’s DC-21 document camera has won a Learning® Magazine 2017 Teachers’ ChoiceSM  Award (TCA) for the Classroom. The DC-21’s advanced features – HD 1080p resolution, large imaging sensor, 12x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, microscope adapter and audio and video recording capabilities – allow educators to easily create engaging lessons that explore multimedia objects with astounding clarity and color. 

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