Registration Opens for KidWind’s 2023 Simulation Challenge

Organization partners with Flinn Scientific to allow students to construct and test virtual turbines and wind farms using WhiteBox Learning online tools 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) January 4, 2023 – The KidWind Project, an international leader in clean energy education, is partnering with Flinn Scientific for the third annual KidWind Simulation Challenge where students will use Flinn Scientific’s WhiteBox Learning web-based STEM learning system to virtually construct and test wind turbines and wind farms. Registration for this year’s challenge is now open.

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Curriculum Associates Names 31 Exemplar Teachers to Its 2023 Class of Extraordinary Educators™

Grades K–8 educators chosen for their best-in-class teaching practices and use of i-Ready®, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, and/or Ready® 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 4, 2023—Curriculum Associates recently named its 2023 class of Extraordinary Educators, an annual program that celebrates and connects exemplar teachers in Grades K–8 from around the country. Representing 25 different states, this year’s 31 selected teachers all exhibit best-in-class use of i-Ready, i-Ready Classroom Mathematics, and/or Ready, illustrate growth and achievement via formal assessments, demonstrate innovation and engagement practices for students, are evangelists for high expectations and student achievement, are champions of equity, and have been teaching for at least two years.

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National Alliance of Black School Educators Names Patricia Smith of St. Charles Parish Public Schools the 2022 NABSE $10,000 Scholarship Award Recipient

The Dr. Charles Mitchell, Jr. Leadership Scholarship sponsored by Curriculum Associates will support Smith as she pursues a doctorate degree in educational leadership 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 3, 2023—The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) recently named Patricia Smith, director of federal programs for St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Louisiana, as the recipient of the 2022 NABSE $10,000 Scholarship Award sponsored by Curriculum Associates. The award’s Dr. Charles Mitchell, Jr. Leadership Scholarship will support Smith as she pursues a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University.

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Apply Now to Present at the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) 20th Annual Education Summit

The Summit will take place October 4-7, 2023 in San Antonio

 WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 21, 2022) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is accepting presentation proposals through April 15, 2023 for its 20th Annual National ALAS Education Summit, which takes place October 4-7, 2023 in San Antonio.

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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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