The Character Tree Hosts Webinar on how to Incorporate Character Development across the Curriculum

Free June 11, 2020 webinar features early elementary school teacher Sara VanderWel who plays the role of “Miss Sara” in The Character Tree videos

Renton, WA. (June 2, 2020) — Character education in the early years can help set students up for success in school, and in life. To help teachers incorporate character lessons throughout the school day, The Character Tree, an online video resource for character development, is hosting a free webinar at 3 p.m. Eastern Time/noon Pacific Time on June 11, 2020. 

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Curriculum Associates’ Updated i-Ready® Personalized Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners

Online reading and mathematics program now includes more than 1,150 culturally responsive lessons to support English Language Learners (ELLs)

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 2, 2020—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Personalized Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all key correlation criteria for the WIDA Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). This third-party review signifies that the program, which has been significantly updated to further meet the needs of ELLs, is correlated to the WIDA Standards Framework, connected to English Language Development Standards, and relevant for both US domestic and international audiences to meet the academic needs of ELLs. Today, i-Ready Personalized Instruction is composed of more than 1,150 lessons, nearly 75 percent of which are new from within the last three years.

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Swing Education Named Best Hiring Solution by EdTech Digest’s 2020 EdTech Awards

Online staffing application for substitute teachers recognized for its innovative use of technology and its impact on education 

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 26, 2020 – Swing Education recently won a 2020 EdTech Award from EdTech Digest for its industry-leading staffing application for substitute teachers. The company was named the best hiring solution by the long-standing awards program which recognizes, acknowledges, and celebrates the exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. 

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PBLWorks Creates New Online Course to Provide a Path for Individual Teachers to Learn Project Based Learning Practices

Eight-week course led by PBL experts grounds teachers in Gold Standard PBL Teaching Practices

Novato, CA (May 21, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created an online course to help teachers who are interested in PBL gain the knowledge and teaching practices to become a Project Based Teacher. Registration is now open for the first course, which begins on July 6, 2020.

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Expert Shares Strategies to Promote Social-emotional Learning and Character Development during School Closures in Upcoming Webinar

May 7, 2020 webinar features Dr. Maurice Elias and is moderated by Dr. Sheryl Harmer

Charlotte N.C. (April 29, 2020) — The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the necessity of building character development and social-emotional skills in young children as they deal with the stresses of learning remotely. To help educators and parents teach these skills, Aperture Education and The Character Tree have partnered to host a free webinar “How, Not ‘If’: Promoting Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development in Young Children is a Necessity,” at 3 p.m. EST on May 7, 2020. The webinar features expert Dr. Maurice Elias, professor of psychology at Rutgers University and director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab. It will be moderated by Dr. Sheryl Harmer who has 30 years of experience in public schools and six years of experience with the Committee for Children.

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PBLWorks Creates New Web Resource for Educators to Facilitate Project Based Learning Remotely

Website’s free resources help educators keep students engaged in meaningful learning while schools are closed

Novato, CA (April 27, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has created a resource site to provide teachers with ideas, examples, and tools to facilitate PBL remotely. 

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Swing Education Partners with Outschool to Provide Job Opportunities for its Substitute Teachers during School Closures

Outschool’s flexible work environment allows Swing subs to support students and teach live online classes during COVID-19 pandemic

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 8, 2020 – Swing Education, a staffing application for substitute teachers, has partnered with Outschool to help provide its substitute teachers, who are currently seeing a downturn in demand due to school closures, with flexible job opportunities that take advantage of their teaching skills. Through the partnership, substitute teachers can sign up to teach as self-employed, independent educators, and offer live online classes which parents register their children in for a small fee. Outschool is also making classes free for families with limited disposable income in the wake of COVID-19.

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Upcoming Webinar Provides Strategies and Techniques for Supporting Teacher Resiliency during Challenging Times

Paul LeBuffe, SEL thought leader and VP of research and development at Aperture Education, to lead free webinar on Friday, April 3, 2020 

Charlotte N.C. (April 1, 2020) — To support educators, and the people who manage them, as they navigate these challenging times, Aperture Education is hosting a free upcoming webinar highlighting the importance of teacher resiliency. “Promoting Teacher Resilience,” which will be led by SEL thought leader and Aperture’s vice president of research and development Paul LeBuffe, will help educators better understand resiliency and ways to promote it both with themselves and their colleagues. The webinar will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3 p.m. ET and all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

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Dallas ISD Partners with PresenceLearning to Provide Students with Live Online Speech-Language Therapy Services

Texas’ second largest school district turns to teletherapy as innovative solution to address shortage of onsite speech-language pathologists

NEW YORK, March 11, 2020 – Dallas Independent School District (ISD), the second largest school district in Texas which serves approximately 153,000 students, recently partnered with PresenceLearning, Inc., the leading provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools, to provide online speech-language therapy services to its students. Using the company’s award-winning, proprietary platform and network of certified clinicians, the district will provide support services for 515 elementary and secondary students across 30 campuses in the district through teletherapy.

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Author Zaretta Hammond to Keynote PBL World 2020 in June

Hammond brings expertise in Culturally Responsive Teaching to premier conference on Project Based Learning

Novato, CA (March 3, 2020) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), is thrilled to announce Zaretta Hammond will keynote its annual PBL World conference this June. Hammond, a nationally-recognized consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain, will challenge and inspire the audience, and discuss PBL as a strategy for educational equity.

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