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by Pearson On 05/31/2013

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Adelphi Elementary School is the inaugural winner of the Insight Schools Award from Pearson. This honor recognizes the school’s principal, teachers and staff for their commitment to preparing all students for college and careers and increasing student achievement. In winning this award Adelphi demonstrated verifiable results in college and career readiness (CCR) indicators in the categories of: academic achievement, CCR competencies, systems and programs, and classroom instruction.



by Nicole Mangiaracina On 07/08/2013

POTTSTOWN, PA – July 8, 2013 – Orbit Software today announced an agreement with Pearson to provide customers of PowerSchool, the industry-leading student information system (SIS), with direct access to the most advanced bus routing solution in K-12 education, increasing the flow of information between Parents and Transportation and District Staff.



by School Specialty On 03/19/2013

Prospective Reviewers Can Request Complimentary eBooks From EPS BlogGREENVILLE, Wis. (March 19, 2013) – EPS, a division of School Specialty, Inc., today announced that S.P.I.R.E.® Decodable eBooks, which includes 120 titles, are now available for download from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and the iTunes store. These eBooks support instruction in the S.P.I.R.E. (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) program and can also be used with other phonics based programs or independently to support beginning or struggling readers. EPS is offering two review copies to qualified individuals who will post reviews.



by Conceptua Math On 06/12/2013

Three Diverse School Districts Adopt Comprehensive Digital Math CurriculumPETALUMA, Calif. — June 12, 2013 — Conceptua Math today announced the rollout of a comprehensive digital mathematics curriculum for grades 3-5. Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz.; Henry County Schools in McDonough, Ga.; and Grandview School District in Grandview, Wash. are the first three districts to adopt this new program. Conceptua will launch grades 3-5 curriculum units in a staged release over the next two school years.



by ALEKS On 06/24/2013

Custom Reporting Makes ALEKS an Even More Powerful Tool for Individualizing LearningSAN ANTONIO – June 24, 2013 – Today at ISTE 2013, ALEKS Corporation, a leading provider of mastery-based learning and assessment solutions, announced the addition of a new Custom Reporting feature to its online courses. This new feature will allow K-12, college, and university instructors and administrators to tap into the vast wealth of ALEKS data to develop customized Excel reports at the district, school, instructor, class, or multi-class level. This new update makes ALEKS an even more powerful tool for individualizing learning and data-driven instruction.



by ISTE On 04/15/2013

Academy Fellows to Provide Free, High Quality, Online Learning Experiences to Educators around the GlobeSão Paulo, BRAZIL – April 15, 2013 – Today an unprecedented global collaboration designed to accelerate STEMx* education was announced by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the New Media Consortium (NMC). The 2013 HP Catalyst Summit in São Paulo, attended by more than 120 educators and policy leaders from 15 countries, marks the launch of the HP Catalyst Academy, designed to accelerate STEMx education, transform teaching practices and continue to close the global skills gap.



by ISTE On 06/24/2013

Free High Quality Online STEMx Learning for Educators Developed in Collaboration With ISTE and New Media ConsortiumSAN ANTONIO – June 24, 2013 – Today at ISTE 2013, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the New Media Consortium (NMC) announced that the first set of HP Catalyst Academy online mini-courses is now available for enrollment under beta testing. The HP Catalyst Academy extends the work of the HP Catalyst Initiative, which was launched in 2010 to support innovations in STEMx teaching and learning. To date, 56 organizations in 15 countries have received grants from HP to explore how emerging technologies and great teaching can be combined to create powerful STEMx learning experiences for more than 130,000 students around the globe.



by ISTE On 06/13/2013

Online Registration for ISTE Open Until June 18WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 13, 2013 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today announced that Microsoft Corp. plans to give a Microsoft Surface RT to 10,000 ISTE 2013 conference attendees as part of the Windows in the Classroom Surface Experience Project. Online ISTE conference registration is open until June 18 for the world’s premier education technology event slated for June 23-26 in San Antonio.



by Kay Lindenberg On 09/24/2012

James O'Neill and David Samuelson Join the Leader in Differentiated Instruction LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Sept. 24, 2012 – Achieve3000, the pre-eminent name in differentiated online literacy solutions, today announced the addition of two key members to its senior leadership team: James O’Neill, Chief Product Officer; and David Samuelson, Chief Marketing Officer. Both will report to CEO and Co-founder Saki Dodelson.



by Pearson On 06/17/2013

Flipped Learning Network™, George Mason University and Pearson’s Center for Educator Effectiveness Collaborate to Provide Resources to Support Growth of Innovative Instructional ModelSTILLWATER, Minn. - June 17, 2013 — As thousands of teachers around the country are moving from the traditional “sage on the stage” model of teaching to what is broadly understood as “flipped learning,” they are looking for research and resources that suggest proven methods they can rely on as they implement this innovative new instructional approach. Today at FlipCon13, the sixth annual flipped learning conference, the Flipped Learning Network, George Mason University and Pearson’s Center for Educator Effectiveness released, “A Review of Flipped Learning,” a comprehensive review of the emerging literature on flipped learning to support the growth of this teaching model that appears to be improving student achievement.



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