Curriculum Associates Partners with Clever to Add 5-Minute SIS Integration to i-Ready®

New SIS integration gets students online faster

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass. (March 18, 2013) – Curriculum Associates, makers of the award-winning i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction program, today announced a strategic multi-year partnership with Clever to provide SIS integration for all of its school customers. For the first time, i-Ready will directly connect to dozens of student information systems.

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Federal Way Public Schools selects LearnPad™ as their Education Tablet Solution

March 12, 2013 Washington – Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) in Federal Way, WA selects Educational Resources®’ LearnPad Tablet Solution to roll out to three schools within its district.

The ER LearnPad™ is the BETT Best Digital Device of 2013 and the only Purpose Built for Education Tablet solution available within K-12 today. The LearnPad solution includes three components that allow any teacher or school to safely deliver unlimited, digital curriculum & instruction anywhere: the LearnPad tablet, the LearnPad cloud-based management portal, and the LearnPad content store. The LearnPad solution is only $299 per tablet and carries no subscription fees.

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New Afterschool Physical Activity Program Engages Youth to Lead Active & Healthy Lives

Blended-Media curriculum, “Character Matters” resources and STEM academic connections help afterschool staff provide comprehensive activity solution

San Diego, CA, March 11, 2013 — Afterschool programs have the potential to teach youth how to enjoy and seek out physical activity while building a foundation for a healthier lifestyle, yet they often encounter obstacles including inexperienced staff, lack of a physical activity curriculum and limited space and equipment. In order to alleviate these barriers, afterschool programs need a plan that will not only increase physical activity through a wide range of activities, but provide a way for it to be done quickly and easily, even for the most inexperienced staff members. 

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Webinar Gives Special Education Directors Strategies to Successfully Manage Speech-Language Pathology Workloads

PresenceLearning's March 28th webinar aims to ease caseloads and limit attrition for district SLPs

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2013 – To help district-level special education directors successfully implement American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) strategies to manage speech-language pathology services, PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students, is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, March 28th at 1 pm ET (10 am PT). To register for the webinar “Leadership Challenge: Managing Workloads in a Caseload-Driven World – Breaking the Barriers to Effective SLP Services,” visit http://pages.presencelearning.com/spedahead10.   

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Upcoming Webinar Features Charlotte Danielson and her New Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, 2013 Edition

Teachscape’s March 14th webinar focuses on conducting teacher evaluations and developing observer proficiency using the new Framework

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2013 – Charlotte Danielson, author of the Framework for Teaching, and Mark Atkinson, founder and chief strategist of Teachscape, will hold a free one-hour webinar for district administrators on using the new Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, 2013 Edition (the ‘2013 Edition’) to enhance professional practice and more easily conduct teacher evaluations. The webinar, “The New Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, 2013 Edition,” will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. To register, go to: http://www.teachscape.com/danielson-webinar.  

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Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE® Special Education Program Receives CASE Endorsement

Screening, assessment, and instruction tools recognized for helping educators meet the needs of special education students

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 6, 2013 – Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE® Special Education family of products has been officially endorsed by the Council for Administrators of Special Education (CASE), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). BRIGANCE Special Education was endorsed after a rigorous evaluation based on its marketability, feasibility, research base, performance in field tests, customer satisfaction, company reputation, and enhancement of professional practice as advocated by CASE.

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Promethean and Epson Announce Partnership to Boost Interactivity in US and Canadian Classrooms

5 March 2013 – ATLANTA – Promethean (LSE: PRW), a global education company, and Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced a partnership that gives educators in the United States and Canada  a wider range of options for converting classrooms into collaborative and interactive learning environments.

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i-Ready® Reaches One Millionth Assessment

Award-winning online diagnostic and instruction program identifies root causes behind students’ challenges, and gives teachers tools to differentiate instruction

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 4, 2013 – Built for the Common Core, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction combines a valid and reliable growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product. To reach one million assessments in less than two years is a testament to the fact that i-Ready delivers a much-needed resource for educators across the country. The 1 millionth assessment was completed by two different students, in two different states at the exact same time on February 26 at 1:55 p.m. EST.

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Epson Invites Educators to Share Their Stories in the ‘Epson Document Camera in the Classroom Contest’

Educators Invited to Provide the Top Five Benefits for Using Document Cameras in the Classroom for a Chance to Win One of Four Epson DC-20 Cameras

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 26, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, is asking K-12 and post-secondary educators in the United States and the District of Columbia to share their top five benefits of using document cameras in the classroom for a chance to win one of four Epson® DC-20 document cameras during the “Epson Document Camera in the Classroom Contest.” Epson invites U.S. educators to submit their entries online at www.epson.com/doccamcontest between March 15 and May 10, 2013.

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‘myCreate’ App Incorporates 21st Century Skills and Demonstration of Common Core Concepts

Stop-motion animation software allows students to demonstrate their understanding of educational concepts using iPads

BOSTON, MA, February 25, 2013 – The new myCreate app, offered by iCreate to Educate, allows students to easily express their ideas through the hands-on creation of videos. Using anything from classroom resources to household items, students demonstrate their understanding of common core content. Videos are then saved to personal albums and/or shared with educators, peers and family via Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo or HapYak, which lets you add personalized comments and drawings on the video.

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