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by Kay Lindenberg On 03/29/2012

Pearson Authors Share Their Expertise in Workshops & Sessions on Top Trends in Science Education INDIANAPOLIS – March 29, 2012– Educators attending theNational Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national conferencehere March 29- April 1 will see first-hand the interactive brilliance of Pearson’s high school science textbooks reimagined for iPad and hundreds of other interactivedigitallearning solutions. At this annual meeting, attended by more than 10,000 science educators, the company’s expert authors will present 19 workshops and sessions on topics ranging from embracing technology to enhance learning in the classroom and teaching science to English Language Learners to integrating current events into science instruction.



by Kay Lindenberg On 04/26/2012

Unveiled at 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, New Portal Designed to Show Kids "Math Doesn't Suck," With Cool Videos, Games to Build Skills, Develop ConfidencePHILADELPHIA – April 26, 2012– Middle school students everywhere will think math is out of this world when they visit myMathUniverse, a new, free site featuring math expert and actress Danica McKellar debuting today at the 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference here. Best known for her roles as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years and Elsie Snuffin on The West Wing, McKellar, also the author of bestselling books that offer kids a guide to surviving middle school math, is now the host of the site's "Math Doesn't Suck" channel.



by zSpace On 09/08/2014

More Than 10,000 Students Will Learn With zSpace 200 Next Generation Virtual Reality Solution



by Pearson On 02/04/2013

Miami Dade Public Schools Among First to Adopt iLit, New Core Reading Program for Struggling Readers on iPadORLANDO – Jan. 30, 2013 – Taking a bold step toward closing this country's adolescent literacy gap, Pearson today launched iLit, its new core reading program for struggling readers. Featured at FETC 2013, iLit is the first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on iPad, offering each student personalized learning support based on their own instructional needs, engaging interactivities, and built-in reward systems that motivate students and track their progress.



by Kay Lindenberg On 04/02/2012

Leading Inquiry-Based Science Program Now Features Increased Support for STEM Education, Reflects the Next Generation Science Standards Framework INDIANAPOLIS –March 30, 2012 –Today as thousands of science educators gather here for the 2012 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference,School Specialty’s Delta Education unveils thethird edition of FOSS (Full Option Science System),the leading inquiry-based science program in America. Developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and published by Delta Education, this research-based curriculum for elementary school students is the first program to reflect the national vision described inA Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas(National Research Council, 2012). 



by Kay Lindenberg On 03/21/2012

pd21 Professional Development Creates Computer-Savvy Educators to Enhance Student Achievement



by Kay Lindenberg On 04/03/2012

Teachers Report Improved Grades, Higher Levels of Concentration and Retention BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – April 3, 2012– A deficit in “working memory,” the cognitive function that allows people to focus on tasks, can mean a lifetime of struggling in school, work and life. Faced with a group of students coping with this challenge, educators at Natalia Independent School District (ISD), located in a rural region outside of San Antonio, Texas, turned toCogmed Working Memory Trainingfrom Pearson to help make those struggles a thing of the past.



by Kay Lindenberg On 03/21/2012

Digital and Mobile Learning Technology Innovations for PreK-20 Education Earn Highest Number of Honors for Third Consecutive Year 



by Kay Lindenberg On 03/21/2012

Grant Provides Expert Analysis of Current and Proposed RTI Programs, Funding for New and Enhanced EffortsGREENVILLE, Wis. – March 21, 2012 – EPS, School Specialty’s Literacy and Intervention division, today announced a new grant program designed to assist school districts in the development and improvement of Response to Intervention (RTI) programs. The RTI model for providing support, instruction and assessment for learners at all ability levels aligns with current federal legislation, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act that urges schools to focus on ensuring all students are on the path to success by addressing difficulties early and individually. 



by Kay Lindenberg On 05/09/2012

Ed-Tech Industry Honors Interactive, Innovative K-12 Program as Best Social Sciences Instructional SolutionMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 9, 2012 – TCI’s online social studies program is the winner of the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 2012 CODiE Award for Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution. This annual awards program showcases excellence across the education-technology, business software and digital content industries. 



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