Vernier Launches Graphical Analysis™ for Android at Bett 2014

New app expands the type of mobile devices students can use to analyze scientific data

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 21, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology is broadening the opportunities for data collection in STEM classrooms with the release of Graphical Analysis™ for Android. Launching at the Bett Show 2014 in London, the app allows students to wirelessly stream data from Vernier’s LabQuest 2 and from Logger Pro to an Android device and then analyze scientific data. 

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The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) to Host SXSWedu Workshop

March 5, 2014, hands-on workshop will teach attendees how education metadata can help optimize learning

Philadelphia, PA, January 16, 2014 – As part of this year’s SXSWedu conference, the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) will examine the uses and benefits of the LRMI education metadata specification in a workshop entitled, “LRMI: Using Education Metadata to Support Learning.” The event will take place Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (CST) in Austin, TX. The annual SXSWedu conference features compelling sessions and workshops to drive meaningful conversation and collaboration around promising practices to improve teaching and learning.

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Massachusetts-based Curriculum Associates Names Katie Nicholson Vice President of Online Assessment

Nicholson to drive strategic direction and oversight of Curriculum Associates’ award-winning i-Ready® Diagnostic 

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 14, 2014—Massachusetts-based educational publisher Curriculum Associates has promoted Katie Nicholson to Vice President of Online Assessment. In this role, Nicholson will drive the strategic direction and oversight of the award-winning i-Ready® online assessment program, including its adaptive Diagnostic, progress monitoring assessments, and future assessment offerings. Nicholson will additionally lead all of the company’s research and efficacy studies.

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Vernier Kicks Off Its Spring 2014 Data-Collection Workshop Series

Science and STEM educators learn how to integrate new technologies into their curriculum during free, hands-on trainings

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 14, 2014 – This spring, Vernier Software & Technology will host more than 30 free workshops across the nation to help science and STEM educators integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will provide educators with hands-on training using Vernier’s award-winning technology including Vernier’s new Go WirelessTM Temp, the first in a line of wireless sensors for use with iPad® and compatible mobile devices.

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Pennsylvania Educational Service Agency Partners with PresenceLearning to Make Tele-Therapy Services Available for Districts

Capital Area Intermediate Unit (IU) now offers its 24 component districts the opportunity to implement online therapy services for students with special needs

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2014 – To provide school districts across south central Pennsylvania consistent access to high-quality online speech and occupational therapy services, the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (IU) has partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in live online speech therapy services for K-12 students. The new partnership grants the Capital Area IU’s 24 districts access to PresenceLearning’s award-winning online therapy services to battle the persistent shortages of speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists and bring needed services to students.

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Parents for Public Schools Joins the Learning First Alliance

Parents for Public Schools’ executive director to serve on Alliance’s board as it continues its work for the advancement of public education

Washington, D.C. – January 13, 2014 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, welcomes Parents for Public Schools (PPS) as a new member to the Alliance. A national non-profit organization that promotes and strengthens public schools by engaging, educating and mobilizing parents, PPS will join LFA’s other member organizations in collectively working to advance public education nationwide.

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Vernier Software & Technology Announces Wireless Sensors for Science and STEM Education

Wireless Sensors Provide Innovative Technology for Student Instruction Using iPad and Other Mobile Devices

BEAVERTON, Oregon, January 7, 2014 – Building upon its award-winning collection of data-collection technologies for STEM education, Vernier Software & Technology is changing the way students collect scientific data during classroom investigations with the launch of two new wireless sensor families: Go WirelessTM sensors and NODE+ wireless sensors. Go Wireless Temp, the first in a family of wireless sensors designed and engineered by Vernier, collects temperature data when used with an iOS device. Vernier will also carry NODE+ wireless sensors, which are compatible with Graphical AnalysisTM for iPad® and a collection of iOS and AndroidTM apps from Variable, Inc.

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Library Video Company Entrusts Its Brand to Cerebellum Corp.

Cerebellum to market, administer and maintain the extensive Library Video Company catalog of educational DVDs 

San Francisco, CA—January 6, 2014—Library Video Company has selected Cerebellum Corporation, the producer and distributor of the award-winning Standard Deviants videos, to market, administer and maintain the extensive Library Video Company catalog of educational DVDs for schools and libraries. Educators can now visit Cerebellum’s new web site, www.LibraryVideoCompany.com, to learn more about and purchase a multitude of titles in all subjects and grade levels. 

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Rob Waldron Selected for Pahara and Aspen Institutes’ Education Fellowship

Curriculum Associates’ CEO to team up with innovative educational leaders to improve educational outcomes for students

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., January 3, 2014—Curriculum Associates’ CEO, Rob Waldron, has been selected to be a member of the newest cohort of the prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship. A joint venture of the Aspen Institute and the Pahara Institute, the fellowship aims to bring together exceptional education leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit education sectors to tackle challenges and begin to break down the silos that exist in order to make real change for students and public education as a whole.

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