Vernier Software & Technology Launches E-Book to Support Hands-On Science Learning for Middle School Students

The free Light & Matter: Vernier Supplement to OpenSciEd Unit 6.1 helps teachers incorporate data-collection technology into OpenSciEd’s NGSS-aligned lesson

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 27, 2022 — Vernier Software & Technology has launched Light & Matter: Vernier Supplement to OpenSciEd Unit 6.1 to support engaging, hands-on science learning for middle school students. This free e-book incorporates data-collection technology into the first lesson in OpenSciEd Unit 6.1, which is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), to help students gain a deeper understanding of the initial scientific concepts being taught and to motivate their learning throughout the remainder of the unit.

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Maplewoodshop Partners with the Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund to Introduce Middle School Students to the Trades

Partnership to utilize Career Connections curriculum to grow the pipeline for high school CTE programs 

(East Orange, N.J.) July 26, 2022 – Maplewoodshop, a leader in teaching woodworking to elementary and middle school students, announced its partnership with the Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund (NCAF), one of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters’ Training Funds, to help increase the number of high school students in CTE programs throughout the Northeast. With this partnership, schools that work with Maplewoodshop will now also have the opportunity to utilize the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) Career Connections curriculum from NCAF. 

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PBLWorks Announces its 2022 PBL Champions

District, school and individual champions are recognized for their commitment to high quality Project Based Learning

Novato, CA (July 21, 2022) – PBLWorks, the leading provider of professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL), has announced its 2022 PBL Champions – a program that honors schools, districts and individuals for their commitment to high quality Project Based Learning.

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South Carolina Department of Education Partners with Vector Solutions to Help Districts Address Student Safety and Mental Health Issues such as Bullying and Anxiety

The partnership is funded through $80,000 in federal ESSER and state grant funds to help ensure student safety and wellness

Tampa, FL – July 14, 2022 – The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has partnered with Vector Solutions to provide all school districts in the state with free access to Vector’s library of Student Safety & Wellness Courses. The partnership includes courses with short, engaging web-based video lessons covering essential safety and emotional wellness topics. It is funded through $50,000 in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds and an additional $30,000 included as part of a U.S. Department of Education grant. 

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Avantis Education’s Eduverse Expeditions Wins Tech & Learning Best of Show Award at ISTELive 22

Eduverse Expeditions provides free immersive VR & AR content and works with Google Expeditions kits 

Gloucester, UK (July 13, 2022) — Avantis Education’s Eduverse Expeditions was named a winner in the Tech & Learning Best of Show Awards at ISTELive 22. The awards program recognizes products and solutions displayed at the ISTE edtech conference which show the greatest promise for the industry. Eduverse Expeditions, which is free and accessible on any device, allows educators to take students on virtual field trips and collaborate with them in real time as avatars

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) to Focus on Healing by Hosting 21-days of National Virtual Prayer Sessions

Starting May 27th, these Friday evening Zoom sessions are in remembrance of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2022) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is hosting short virtual prayer sessions every Friday through mid-October, in remembrance of those affected by the May 24, 2022 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The prayer sessions take place from 7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Eastern Time. Hosted by nondenominational spiritual teacher Aaron Rodriguez, the sessions are offered in Spanish and in English. Pre-registration is not required. Go to https://bit.ly/virtual-prayer to join.   

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Vector Solutions Named a Winner in SmartBrief EdTech Readers’ Choice Awards

Vector Training chosen as a 2022 winner in the professional development category

Tampa, FL – June 30, 2022 – Vector Training from Vector Solutions has been named a winner in the 2022 SmartBrief EdTech Readers’ Choice Awards, an awards program that recognizes innovative education technology solutions based on voting by SmartBrief’s readers. The online training management system for schools was selected as a winner in the Professional Development category.

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Avantis Education launches Eduverse, a safe and secure ‘metaverse’ for K-12

The web-based Eduverse platform allows students to experience fully immersive online content in a safe, secure and controlled metaverse

Gloucester, UK (June 27, 2022) — Avantis Education today announced the launch of Eduverse – a ground-breaking new online platform that gives students access to a K-12 metaverse. In the Eduverse, students can access immersive, educational content and amazing VR experiences. They can interact with each other as avatars, all in a secure and controlled environment, inside and outside of the classroom.

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Aperture Education Creates New Tool to Support School Districts that are using the Harmony SEL Curriculum

The new Harmony SEL Crosswalk helps districts use SEL assessment data in conjunction with the Harmony SEL curriculum to get more out of their SEL programs

Charlotte N.C. (June 21, 2022) — A new tool from Aperture Education helps schools and districts use data from Aperture’s DESSA SEL assessment alongside the popular Harmony SEL curriculum in a more strategic way to support students. The Harmony SEL Crosswalk identifies the areas in which the DESSA aligns with Harmony’s curriculum. This helps schools and districts understand how to differentiate support in Harmony lessons to have the most impact on students. 

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Epson to Showcase Innovative Education Projection and Printing Solutions at ISTE 2022

Immersive Learning, Campus Signage, Elevated Esports, and More at Epson ISTE Booth

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – June 21, 2022 – Epson today announced it will showcase its latest projection and printing solutions designed for enhanced collaboration, immersive learning and increased productivity at ISTE 2022. With partners Lü Interactive and Eduscape, Epson will demonstrate how to better engage students, create fun and challenging learning environments and promote laser-focused learning across campuses. From big, bright, interactive laser displays and collaborative learning applications, to projection for campus signage and elevated esports, to space-efficient, low-maintenance printers, Epson solutions will be on display in New Orleans from June 27-29 at booth #1617.

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