Curriculum Associates Launches New Webinar Series to Help Elementary Educators Deliver Engaging Math Instruction and Create a Positive Classroom Culture

Math experts to provide best practices, tips, and routines during free 10-part series kicking off on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., October 12, 2021—To help educators teach key elementary math concepts in an engaging way, Curriculum Associates is launching a free 10-part webinar series called Mathemagical Mindset: Creating Classrooms Where Students Thrive. During the webinars, which run from October 12 to November 10, 2021, math experts from Curriculum Associates will provide best practices, tips, and routines to help educators engage students in the learning process and cultivate a positive classroom culture.

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Announces Recipients of its 2021-2022 Leadership Awards

18 outstanding leaders to be recognized at the ALAS 18th Annual National Gala and Awards Dinner Oct. 9th in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 4, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) has selected 18 outstanding leaders to receive awards for their education advocacy and leadership. All eighteen of the honorees were announced today and will be honored during the 18th Annual National Gala and Awards Dinner Oct. 9, 2021 in Washington D.C. The event takes place at the Arena Stage Mead Center for American Theater in Washington D.C. on the last day of the ALAS’ 18th Annual National Education Summit, which runs from Oct. 8-9 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, with a special On-The-Hill day Oct. 7th for the convening of ALAS’ state affiliates to meet with state representatives. Tickets for the Gala and Awards Dinner can be purchased here: https://www.alasedu.org/event/18th-annual-national-summit/ and all attendees must be vaccinated.

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Aperture Education Launches Monthly Online Workshops Focusing on Eight Key Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

The next in the “Aperture 8” series of free workshops takes place Oct. 7, 2021 and focuses on strategies to build students’ and educators’ optimistic thinking

Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 5, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, has launched the “Aperture 8” series of free monthly workshops. The series helps schools develop and implement strategies around eight social and emotional learning competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship skills, goal-directed behavior, personal responsibility, decision-making, and optimistic thinking. 

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Webinar to Help Districts Understand New U.S. DOE Guidance on Meeting IDEA Requirements during COVID-Related Challenges

Leading experts will advise school officials on maximizing funds such as ESSER to serve students with special needs 

NEW YORK, October 7, 2021 – Recently the U.S. Department of Education rolled out eagerly-awaited guidance on meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act during the challenging times brought about by the pandemic. To help school officials understand this new guidance, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of therapy tools and live, online special education related services for preK-12 schools nationwide, is hosting experts in school policy and funding to present the webinar “Leveraging ESSER Funding to Improve Student Access” on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 2 pm ET.

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Epson BrightLink Interactive Laser Displays Recognized with Top Education Award

Tech & Learning names BrightLink displays a winner in its Awards of Excellence program 

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – October 6, 2021 –The BrightLink® interactive laser displays created by Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, were named a winner in Tech & Learning’s 2021 Awards of Excellence Best Tools for Back to School in the Secondary (6-12) category. This is the eleventh time the BrightLink has won an award from Tech & Learning.

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Aperture Education Hires Stacey Preator as its New Vice President of Customer Experience

Preator brings more than a decade of experience to new leadership role 

Charlotte N.C. (Sept. 28, 2021) — Aperture Education, the leading provider of researched-backed social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools, has hired Stacey Preator as its new Vice President of Customer Experience – a new position created by the company to provide additional support to its customer success team, professional learning team, and strategic accounts team. In her position Preator will focus on leading projects to improve the customer experience and create better customer implementations for the schools, districts, and out-of-school time organizations using Aperture’s products.

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PresenceLearning Makes Its Teletherapy Platform Available to Individual Clinicians and Group Practices

Online platform offers clinicians a secure, efficient, and engaging way to deliver therapy, along with exclusive access to a content library that includes assessments and activities

NEW YORK, September 28, 2021 – To address the growing interest in teletherapy and remote services, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live, online special education related services and behavioral and mental health services for preK-12 schools nationwide, is opening up its teletherapy platform to individual and group practices. Therapy Essentials will enable clinicians to expand and diversify their practices, and provide more clients with the services they need.  

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Vector Solutions Wins in the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Program for its Student Safety & Wellness Courses

Online Courses Support Student Safety and Social-Emotional Learning and Promote Discussions on Topics Such as Bullying, Suicide Awareness, Drug Prevention, and More

Tampa, FL – September 27, 2021 – Tech & Learning, an industry-leading education outlet, has named Vector Solutions’ Student Safety & Wellness Courses a winner in its 2021 Awards of Excellence Back to School. The courses won in the Secondary Education category, which recognizes products used in grades 6-12.

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Upcoming Webinar Supports Schools Addressing Student Mental Health

Presenters will define resiliency and trauma-informed practices in the school setting and offer suggestions for supporting students’ mental health needs

NEW YORK, September 24, 2021 – According to the 2021 State of Mental Health in America report from Mental Health America, young people are struggling with their mental health, and,  during the pandemic, youth ages 11-17 were more likely to score for moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and depression. As districts look to prioritize student mental health this school year, many are left unsure about how to help students successfully. 

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Vector Solutions Adds Silent Panic Alarm Feature to its LiveSafe Tip Reporting and Safety Communications Platform for Schools

New Feature Allows Staff and Students to Report Emergencies Directly to Law Enforcement and Helps Schools Meet the Recommendations in Alyssa’s Law

Tampa, FL – September 23, 2021 – The Washington Post reported 14 school shootings between March and June 2021 despite pandemic-related school closures. As more classrooms re-open for in-person instruction, student safety and mental health remain top concerns. To help in situations where there is an immediate emergency, Vector Solutions,  the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has updated its Vector LiveSafe Tip Reporting and Safety Communications Platform to add a silent panic alarm feature, allowing users to immediately report emergencies directly to authorities. The panic alarm helps schools meet the recommendations in Alyssa’s Law, named after Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the 17 victims killed during the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The law requires schools to implement mobile panic alarms that go directly to law enforcement in case of immediate emergencies such as an active shooter situation.

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