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Futurists, Designers, Social Entrepreneurs Featured in Inaugural EdTekTalks at ISTE 2014

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today unveiled the lineup for its inaugural EdTekTalks at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta. Five thought leaders from beyond the world of ed tech, including futurists, designers and social entrepreneurs, will deliver these mini-keynotes on Monday, June 30, from 2:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. Read More »

Pearson Launches "Teachability Dream STEM Classroom Contest"

Teachability.com, an online environment for teachers to connect, discuss, learn and improve, is pinning STEM classroom resources and products on Pinterest and wants to know what inspires teachers around the country! Pearson's "My Teachability Dream STEM Classroom Contest" is available to all K-12 teachers age 18 and over in the United States. Read More »

IL High School Earns Grand Prize in National Education Contest

Belleville West High School, in southern Illinois, has been named the grand prize winner of the third annual Follett Challenge, a competition to identify, reward and promote the most innovative teaching and learning programs. The high school won for its cutting-edge "Community of Readers" program, which challenges students in each grade level to become avid and engaged pleasure readers. Read More »

Ashley Judd To Deliver ISTE 2014 Opening Keynote

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) announced today that acclaimed actor and global humanitarian, Ashley Judd, will give the opening keynote at ISTE 2014. Actor America Ferrera, previously scheduled to speak, is unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict. Read More »

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Grand Prize Winners

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education will present interactive science assemblies to two lucky schools in Idaho and Ohio, whose educators - Christina Valiquette, from Ramsey Magnet School of Science in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Monica Ketler, from Regina Coeli/St. Joseph School in Alliance, Ohio - won this year's Siemens Science Day Ultimate Cool School Sweepstakes. Read More »

CEFPI Advanced Academy for Learning Spaces

The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) recently announced the launch of The Advanced Academy for Learning Spaces: A certificate program in educational facility planning. This intense, high quality course of study consists of six 6-week online courses created by industry experts and delivered through San Diego State University's Interwork Institute Center for Distance Learning (IL-CDL). Read More »

Learning First Alliance Honors Governor James B. Hunt

The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has named Governor James B. Hunt as its 2014 Education Visionary Award winner. For more than 35 years, Gov. Hunt, the former Governor of North Carolina and foundation chair of The Hunt Institute, has been dedicated to - and actively working toward - the improvement of public education from early childhood to higher education. Read More »

Interactive Online Program for FlipCon14

The Flipped Learning Network™ announces the launch of a new interactive online program for FlipCon14. New this year, the interactive online program includes details such as session descriptions, speaker biographies, event-specific hashtags and more. As a "flipped conference," pre-conference work, or homework, is also listed for participants to do before they arrive. Read More »

Winners of National 'fit 4 The Classroom' Sweepstakes

Sanford Health, WebMD and Discovery Education announced today the winners of the 'fit 4 the classroom' national sweepstakes, awarding educators with funds to expand health and wellness initiatives at their schools. Read More »

myON and IRA Announce Winner of First “legends In Literacy” Award

The International Reading Association’s (IRA) annual conference has begun with an exciting focus on 21st-century literacy. At an awards ceremony last night, elementary school teacher Janice Gowdy was honored as the 2014 “Literacy Legend”. The national contest, sponsored by myON and IRA, was created to honor educators that are promoting literacy in their classrooms, schools and beyond. Read More »