Epson Celebrates and Honors Teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week with Social Media #EpsonTeacherAppreciationSweepstakes

Recent Epson Survey Found 80% of Teachers Spend Their Own Money on Classroom Supplies; Would Leverage Technology to Enhance Teaching if They Had it

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – April 27, 2021 – Teachers make a tremendous impact in the lives of millions of students every day, in the classroom and far beyond its walls. From navigating hybrid lesson plans to keeping classes engaged to providing emotional support to keep students motivated during this difficult time, teachers play a critical role in students’ personal well-being and educational growth. To better understand teachers’ needs, Epson surveyed Pre-K to 5th grade educators* and found that they heavily rely on technology to support critical learning, with 80% of respondents spending their own money on classroom supplies. 94% of respondents print documents to help them stay organized during the school week and help them remain productive, and 81% of respondents scan hard copy materials such as lesson plans or art project materials for their students to use.

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Vernier Software & Technology Updates its Flash Photolysis Spectrometer for College-Level Chemistry

Spectrometer’s reduced body size and new filters, as well as free experiments, help students further explore chemical kinetics and photochemistry 

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 27, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology recently updated its Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer to further support college-level chemistry exploration. This user-friendly, compact tabletop instrument—used for demonstrating the fundamental principles of chemical kinetics and photochemistry—now features an even smaller body size and 15 new filters. Updated experiments utilizing the Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer are also available as free downloads.

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Aperture Education Creates Online Social and Emotional Learning Professional Development Program for Educators

EdSERT Digital provides online resources to help educators enhance their own social and emotional skills and teaching practices

Charlotte N.C. (April 20, 2021) — Aperture Education has launched EdSERT Digital, an online version of its paper-based social and emotional professional development program for educators. The EdSERT (short for Educator Social-Emotional Reflection and Training) digital program will be available to educators in July 2021. More information can be found at www.edsert.com.  Aperture will also host a webinar at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on May 4, 2021, for those wanting to learn more about EdSERT Digital. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3duBV1e.

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Upcoming Webinar Helps District Leaders Support Women Working in School Organizations

Former superintendent and education business executive discuss how districts can support, retain, and develop women leaders by creating working environments where they can thrive

NEW YORK, April 15, 2021 – Women make up 77 percent of the workforce in public education, yet 73 percent of superintendents are men. The upcoming webinar Supporting Women in School Organizations: Lessons from the Private Sector on Thursday, May 6 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT will address how district leaders can create better working environments to develop and promote the women on their teams.

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Edthena Adds Micro-Credentials to Help Districts Recognize Teacher Growth

District leaders and coaches can design and issue custom micro-credentials when teachers demonstrate skill mastery within the Edthena video platform

SAN FRANCISCO (April 14, 2021) – Micro-credentials provide districts an innovative way to recognize teachers’ exemplar skills while allowing teachers to show their mastery of teaching skills via a digital badge. However, many districts don’t pursue this professional learning approach because they think it is too complex to get started. Edthena has made it easy with its new micro-credential functionality.

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Civil Rights Activist and Founder of the United Farm Workers Union Dolores Huerta Guests ALAS Linking Latina Leaders April 15 Event

Virtual event for ALAS members and guests will focus on “On the Shoulders of Greatness”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2021) – Civil rights activist and founder of the United Farm Workers union Dolores Huerta will join the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for their April networking event, Linking Latina Leaders [L3]. The free event to ALAS L3 members and their guests, takes place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. EST on April 15, 2021 and will address the theme: “On the Shoulders of Greatness.” To register, visit https://bit.ly/2Qxo417.

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KidWind to Host Virtual 2021 REcharge Academy

Educators can now register for summer PD to learn about engaging wind and renewable energy lessons and activities for K-12 students 

(Saint Paul, Minn.) April 13, 2021 – The KidWind Project, the international leader in clean energy education, has opened registration for its virtual 2021 REcharge Academy. The flagship educator PD program will run virtually starting June 24, 2021 and go through September. 

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PBLWorks is Taking Nominations for its 2021 PBL Champion Awards

School, district and individual winners will be announced at the virtual PBL World conference this summer

Novato, CA (April 8, 2021) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL), is accepting nominations of schools, districts and individuals for its 2021 PBL Champion Awards. The annual awards program recognizes a school, district and an individual for demonstrating a commitment to Project Based Learning that has had a positive impact on students.

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Nominations Now Open for the 2021 Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame

Swing Education to recognize three exemplary educators for their notable contributions to education and the community during this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 6, 2021 – Swing Education, a staffing application for substitute teachers, is now accepting nominations for its Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame which annually recognizes substitute teachers across the country for their outstanding work as educators and their notable contributions to the students, teachers, and schools they serve. This year’s class of inductees will be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. 

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Vernier Software & Technology Recognizes Kansas Science Educator Tyson Vrbas with the 2021 Engineering Award

Educator wins $5,500 in prizes for creatively using Vernier sensors to introduce engineering and robotics concepts to students  

BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 6, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology recently announced science educator Tyson Vrbas of Manhattan Catholic Schools in Manhattan, Kansas as the 2021 Engineering Award winner. Vrbas, who worked with his middle school students to create an automatic watering system for the school garden, was recognized for his creative use of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering and robotics concepts or practices to his students. 

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