New Award Celebrates Standout Teacher Leaders from Schools Around the Country

An educator from each state to be recognized with the Teacher Leader Impact Award for their notable achievements and impact on others to create positive lasting change

SAN FRANCISCO (March 15, 2021) – To recognize the outstanding achievements of teacher leaders nationwide, Edthena is now accepting nominations for its new Teacher Leader Impact Award. District-level administrators are encouraged to nominate a teacher leader who is making a measurable impact on others and creating positive lasting change.

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KidWind and Flinn Scientific Partner to Launch the KidWind Simulation Challenge

New partnership provides students the opportunity to construct and test virtual turbines and wind farms using WhiteBox Learning

(Saint Paul, Minn.) March 11, 2021 – The KidWind Project, the international leader in clean energy education, is partnering with Flinn Scientific for the 2021 KidWind Simulation Challenge. In this challenge, students will use Flinn Scientific’s WhiteBox Learning web-based STEM learning system to virtually construct and test wind turbines and wind farms. 

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New Innovative SEL Tool from Aperture Education helps High School Students Build Skills for College and Career

The Aperture Student Portal includes gamified goal-setting and SEL self-assessments offering a research-backed approach to understanding students’ needs

Charlotte N.C. (March 10, 2021) — Goal-setting and having a voice in their own learning are powerful motivators for students, especially those in high school. To help educators use these strategies to support social and emotional learning (SEL), Aperture Education has created the Aperture Student Portal for high school students, an online platform that gives students access to the DESSA-High School Edition Student Self-Report, goal-setting tools, and immediate feedback to help them grow in their social and emotional competencies. These competencies, which include self-management, personal responsibility, decision making and more, are vital for career and college readiness and imperative for any student navigating the dynamic challenges of distance or hybrid learning. The platform is gamified to optimize student engagement and motivation. Because the portal can be accessed online, teachers can use it to support SEL both in the classroom and during distance learning.

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ALAS and NABSE Co-Host “Ed Fest 2021: Through Adversity WE Are Stronger Together”

Free virtual event features U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, superintendent panels, and awards for students and teachers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 4, 2021) – The Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS) and the National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE) are hosting a free four-day virtual event March 9-12, 2021 to highlight accomplishments of the past year and set the stage to tackle top education issues in the year ahead. The conference, “Ed Fest 2021: Through Adversity WE Are Stronger Together,” takes place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. EST March 9-12, 2021. To register, visit: https://www.alasedu.org/event/ed-fest/.

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Virtual “SEL Vision Summit” Helps Participants Take Social and Emotional Learning to the Next Level

Aperture Education’s inaugural professional development conference brings together industry experts with school and district members to support students

Charlotte N.C. (March 4, 2021) — Never before has there been more of a need to support social and emotional skills for students and educators alike. Aperture Education is addressing this need with its inaugural SEL Vision Summit:Level Up Your SEL, a new virtual one-day professional development conference. The conference takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 20, 2021. To register, visit http://bit.ly/SELVision. All registrants will receive Aperture’s 2021 SEL Toolkit for free.

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Vernier Software & Technology Uses Food Experiments to Engage Students in Chemistry Exploration

New high school- and college-level chemistry lab book features 14 ready-to-use hands-on investigations

BEAVERTON, Oregon, March 4, 2021 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched a new lab book that uses food as a means to help high school and college students explore important chemistry concepts. Food Chemistry Experiments, which is available in both electronic and print versions, includes 14 ready-to-use experiments utilizing Vernier technology such as the Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer, Go Direct Temperature Probe, and Go Direct CO2 Gas Sensor to help students investigate complex questions involving food.

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Webinar Series Brings Together New York City High Schools to Share Their Strategies for Supporting Social and Emotional Learning

The Urban Assembly and Aperture Education host series for schools and districts wanting to learn how to overcome challenges to implementing SEL

Charlotte N.C. (March 3, 2021) — Aperture Education has partnered with The Urban Assembly to host a three-part webinar series showcasing how four high schools in New York City overcame challenges to support their students’ social and emotional needs. Participants will hear from teachers, administrators and students about how to prioritize SEL during challenges such as virtual learning, lack of an “advisory” period at school, and being in an alternative school setting. The webinars take place March 3, April 12 and April 16, 2021. All are available on demand.

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Curriculum Associates Launches Magnetic Reading™ to Help Students Build Confidence While Mastering Critical Reading Skills

New supplemental reading program for Grades 3–5 engages students with grade-level content using culturally relevant texts

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 3, 2021—To help students build confidence while mastering critical reading skills, Curriculum Associates has launched the supplemental Magnetic Reading program for Grades 3–5. By providing actionable data and insights, knowledge-rich learning, culturally responsive pedagogy, and scaffolds to support learner variability, the blended research-based program helps teachers facilitate lively classroom discourse and engage all students with grade-level content using culturally relevant texts.

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Flinn Scientific Launches New Interactive Webinars to Address the Most Pressing Safety and STEM Issues

Leading STEM educators and experts to provide relevant, up-to-date safety information and ideas for effectively navigating this school year and beyond

Batavia, Illinois, March 2, 2021 — Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, is hosting its fourth installment of the free Professional Learning Webinar Series this month for K-12 science educators and district leaders. The latest webinars will feature an esteemed lineup of leading STEM experts and focus on timely topics around safely and effectively navigating the remainder of this school year and beyond.

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New Mexico Public Education Department Names Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Reading a Supplemental Instructional Material for Structured Literacy

Local education agencies in the state can implement the program and accompanying online Teacher Toolbox to support literacy instruction for students in Grades K–2

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., March 1, 2021—The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) recently named Curriculum Associates’ Ready Reading program and the accompanying online Teacher Toolbox to its 2020 Adopted Multiple List for K–2 Structured Literacy. This list, compiled by the NMPED’s Instructional Material Bureau after completing a Request for Applications, includes supplementary instructional materials that local education agencies can implement to reinforce, enrich, or enhance instruction driven by core instructional material.

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