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by C. Blohm & Associates On 09/30/2014

LearnZillion, a digital curriculum and professional learning platform, has grown nearly 200 percent since September of last year, with more than 500,000 teachers now registered on the site. Created by two former educators, LearnZillion offers effective, multi-media curricular resources for educators seeking to understand and articulate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to students and their parents.  



by C. Blohm & Associates On 09/30/2014

LearnZillion, a digital curriculum and professional learning platform, has grown nearly 200 percent since September of last year, with more than 500,000 teachers now registered on the site. Created by two former educators, LearnZillion offers effective, multi-media curricular resources for educators seeking to understand and articulate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to students and their parents.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 09/30/2014

NEW YORK, NY – Sept. 30, 2014 – Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, earned three 2015 Teachers’ Choice Awards in the classroom category for its inclusive curriculum programs, Support Coach and Common Core Coach. Presented by Learning Magazine, the annual awards program honors products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 09/29/2014

Sweet Springs, Mo. (Sept. 29, 2014)­ – The leading provider of real-time educational marketing data, MCH Strategic Data, releases an infographic depicting the frequency of school personnel changes and the optimal time for education marketing. Data for the infographic was gathered through MCH’s Monitor Service, a real-time data compiling service for sales, marketing and management professionals, allowing marketers to reach a quarter more of the market. This revolutionary K-12 data compilation ensures names are accurate, reducing bounce backs and delivering the highest marketing results.



by Pearson On 09/25/2014

NEW YORK — Sept. 25, 2014 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced a partnership with NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News Group, that will provide students and teachers exclusive access to more than 17,000 premium education videos. NBC Learn’s vast video library, including original content developed exclusively for the partnership, is now available through Pearson’s Realize, a next generation learning management system, and its Online Learning Exchange (OLE) platform, a searchable K-12 digital library of standards-based learning resources. One of the largest news archives in the world, dating back to the 1920s, NBC Learn’s collections are updated with current events daily, featuring stories from such celebrated programs as “NBC Nightly News,” “TODAY,” “Meet the Press” and “Dateline NBC.” NBC Learn is staffed by veteran NBC News producers, who have created scores of original stories and Town Hall events around the country, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and others. The award-winning collections include Chemistry Now, Changing Planet, Science of NFL Football, Science of the Winter Olympic Games and Finishing the Dream. “When students can see events in the making -- whether current or historical -- it puts them right in the center of the learning experience, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of issues, implications and context,” said Pearson’s Managing Director for Learning Services Bethlam Forsa. “Through a shared commitment to ensuring that students and teachers have access to powerful and engaging learning resources, Pearson and NBC have forged this partnership that will provide access to a wealth of historical material as well as continue to provide extremely-timely, standards-based learning resources for K-12 students.” “We’re proud to team with Pearson to bring decades of history alive for students by tapping into our rich archive of news reported by our world-class journalists,” said Soraya Gage, vice president and general manager, NBC Learn. “NBC Learn is committed to growing our brand in the education market through innovative partnerships like this one.” NBC Learn’s original videos and archival news stories are generally brief — fewer than six minutes in length — allowing teachers to engage students in a short timeframe. The videos are full stories, with a beginning, middle and end, reported by some of the most famous journalists in broadcast history, including John Chancellor, Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert and Brian Williams. Hannan High School in Louisiana kicked off the 2014-2015 school year with a subscription to NBC Learn. Commenting on the value of primary source materials, Tim Anger, a civics teacher, said, “The NBC Learn video collection puts history-in-the-making in front of our students. Current events, such as the crisis in Ukraine or the American economic recovery, come alive when they view them through the lens of top newscasters and newsmakers, helping them gain a deeper understanding of the impact that these stories have on them both individually and on our world.” About NBC Learn NBC Learn is the educational arm of NBCUniversal News Group, dedicated to providing resources for students, teachers, and lifelong learners. The online resources NBC Learn has created for the education community leverages nearly 80 years of historic news coverage, documentary materials, and current news broadcasts. NBC Learn K-12 and NBC Learn Higher Education gives students and teachers access to thousands of video clips from the NBC News archives, including great historic moments--from the Great Depression to the Space Race to the latest current events. NBC Learn also offers primary source materials, lesson plans and classroom planning resources, and additional text and image resources from our content partners. About Pearson Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 09/25/2014

NORMAN, okla. (Sept. 25, 2014) – More than 600 educators gathered at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center in Edmond, Okla. this week for the Fall 2014 Great Expectations Conference. The day consisted of a general session, multiple breakout sessions and a celebration of the 2013-2014 Model Schools. Great Expectations is a non-profit foundation that provides intensive professional development to teachers and administrators.



by C. Blohm & Associates On 09/24/2014

Cincinnati, Ohio (Sept. 24, 2014) – Scenario Learning, LLC, developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools and workplaces, announces a new suite of Campus Sexual Violence Prevention courses now available in its SafeColleges Online Staff Training System. The suite of online courses, written by leading safety experts Alison Kiss and Michelle Issadore, help higher education institutions know and understand their obligations under requirements set forth by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) and Title IX.



by ISTE On 09/23/2014

“Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, Second Edition” Highlights Use of Available and Emerging Technologies



by Rachel Schroll On 09/23/2014

Partnering With Local Start-Up, OpenEd, Teachers Close Achievement Gaps With World’s Largest Catalog of Educational Videos, Games and Assessments



by Rachel Schroll On 09/23/2014

Developed by OpenEd, World’s Largest Catalog of Educational Videos, Games, Lesson Plans and Assessments



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