Aperture Education Releases Updates to its Award-winning Social and Emotional Learning Platform

New features include a tool to track use of SEL strategies, an “academy” section to house professional development details, a translation option for students, and more

Charlotte N.C. (Dec. 15, 2022) — Aperture Education has made several updates to its award-winning social and emotional learning (SEL) assessment system to make it even more user-friendly for teachers, administrators and students, and to help schools provide more strategic and targeted SEL support. The updates are based on customer feedback and recommendations from Aperture’s product development team.

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Awardees Selected for Inaugural Vernier Science Education Inspiration Grants

Ten K–12 and college educators will receive Vernier technology and professional development to help foster students’ STEM literacy 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 15, 2022 — Vernier Science Education has named the 10 recipients of its inaugural Vernier Science Education Inspiration Grants. These STEM educators will each receive $1,000 in Vernier technology of their choosing, an annual license for the Vernier Graphical Analysis® Pro app, and three hours of virtual professional development to further support their teaching as they foster students’ STEM literacy. 

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Winter Guide from Aperture Education Focuses on using Social and Emotional Learning to Infuse Joy into the Classroom

Free, downloadable guide provides resources for educators, administrators and families

Charlotte N.C. (Dec. 14, 2022) — Winter is a good time of year for educators, administrators and families to reflect and recharge, and focus on finding new ways to help students stay engaged and productive into the new year. Practicing social and emotional skills is a good way to achieve these goals. Aperture Education’s new Winter SEL Guide contains 19 pages of social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies, resources and activities to help educators, administrators and families end the year strong and get the new year off to a good start.

To download the guide, visit  https://info.apertureed.com/2022wg.

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StickTogether Offers the ‘11 Days of Virtual Sticker Puzzles’ Contest for K–12 Educators

Educators and school media specialists encouraged to participate alongside students in fun and collaborative contest for a chance to win prizes

NEW YORK, December 12, 2022 — In celebration of National Sticker Day and National Puzzle Day in January, StickTogether Products is offering an interactive contest for K–12 educators. The 11 Days of Virtual Sticker Puzzles Contest, which kicks off on Friday, January 13, 2023, asks educators and students or peers to work collaboratively to complete a daily Virtual Stickerboard™ for a chance to win a Standard Size Sticker Poster Kit for their classroom or school.  The contest, held each weekday between January 13, 2023 and January 29, 2023, helps introduce the free Virtual Stickerboard program to classrooms. 

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Epson Technology Enhances Aquarium Education Programs

Aquarium of the Pacific Leverages Epson Document Cameras to Engage Students and Offer Shared Learning Experiences in Sea Life Education

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – Dec. 6, 2022 – As the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif. welcomed students back for in-person learning, educators leaned on Epson technology to help enhance education and bring lessons into the spotlight. Leveraging multiple Epson document cameras throughout learning centers at the aquarium, education staff are able to provide hands-on demonstrations to bring engaging lessons to students and visitors of all ages.

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PBL World 2023 Conference Focuses on Sharing Stories of High Quality Project Based Learning (PBL)

Premiere PBL professional development conference from PBLWorks takes place June 26-29, 2023, in Napa Valley, California

Novato, CA (November 9, 2022) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for high-quality Project Based Learning (PBL), has opened registration for PBL World 2023, its premiere professional development conference for Project Based Learning. This year, the conference focuses on how gold standard PBL can change the narrative for all students, especially Black and Brown students. 

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Curriculum Associates Launches a New Edition of i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics to Further Support Student Engagement and Discourse-Driven Math Instruction

A number of new program enhancements for Grades K–1 and Grades 2–8 promote student-centered, activity-based learning opportunities in today’s classrooms     

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 8, 2022—Curriculum Associates has created a new edition of the i-Ready Classroom Mathematics program to further support student-centered, activity-based, and culturally relevant learning opportunities in today’s Grades K–8 classrooms. This new edition includes a number of new standards-aligned lessons, activities, and assessments for Grades K–1 to meet the developmental needs of early learners as they build their math fluency. 

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Daisy Torres of Hartford Public Schools Named Recipient of the 2022 ALAS Scholarship Focused on Supporting Educational Leadership

$10,000 scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates will support Torres’s continuing education as she pursues her doctoral degree in educational leadership at the University of Connecticut  

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 1, 2022—The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) recently named Daisy Torres as the recipient of the 2022 ALAS Scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates. Torres, who works as the director of services for multilingual learners, dual and world languages at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut, will receive $10,000 toward her doctoral degree in educational leadership. 

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Announces Recipients of its 2022-2023 Leadership Awards

The honorees were recognized at the 19th Annual National ALAS Gala Awards Night in Puerto Rico

 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2022) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) announces the winners of its 2022-2023 Leadership Awards. The awards program honored 17 individuals for their extraordinary education advocacy and leadership. The recipients were announced during a special awards gala following the 19th Annual National ALAS Education Summit held recently in Puerto Rico.

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