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Win a 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award;

Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) are now accepting applications for the 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. This annual awards program recognizes seven educators-one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator-for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom. Read More »

Discovery Education’s 2016 Fall Virtcon

The Discovery Education Community invites teachers and administrators worldwide to participate in the 2016 Fall VirtCon on Saturday, October 22 from 9AM – 1PM EST. The 2016 Fall VirtCon provides a unique, flexible professional learning opportunity for educators at all levels to improve their teaching practice and be inspired through thought-provoking presentations and engaging discussions with their peers around the globe. Read More »

School Safety White Paper from West's Education Group

West Corporation announced a white paper addressing school safety best practices. Developed in recognition of America's Safe Schools Week, Oct. 16-22, "Five Layers of School Safety" provides detailed information for schools and school districts on safety practices that address five specific areas of emergency response planning: plan administration, staff training, exercises, technology and culture. Read More »

Kids Discover's Cross-Curricular Lesson Contest

Kids Discover announced the launch of a cross-curricular lesson-building contest aimed at rewarding educators who create and share engaging lessons for their classrooms. The contest, identified by the hashtag #XCurricular, encourages teachers to create high-impact and creative cross-curricular lessons using at least one Kids Discover resource. Read More »

New Self-Help Book Illustrates the Five Most Important Leadership Skills

Life Lessons in Leadership is a self-help book that teaches essential personal leadership skills through a clever combination of literary text targeted to adult leaders, combined with captivating, childlike stories. The book was written for anyone who currently serves in (or aspires to serve in) a leadership capacity in their professional or personal life-as well as school-age children and young adults Read More »

2017 EdTech Awards Still Accepting Entries

The nomination period for the 7th annual EdTech Awards honoring cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters in the education and technology, or “edtech” sector, is open for entries but will close on September 30, 2016. The distinguished awards program features edtech’s best and brightest products and people. Read More »

Leading Schools and Districts Recognized by the P21 Exemplar Program

P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, announced today the fall 2016-2017 21st Century Learning Exemplars. Designed to identify learning environments where students obtain an authentic 21st century learning experience, the Exemplar Program, offers the opportunity for innovative practices found locally to be showcased at a national level. Read More »

New Members of the Pearson Student Advisory Board

Pearson announced the newest members of its Student Advisory Board (PSAB), which is now in its 8th year. The June 2016 – June 2017 cohort of 15 students are passionate learners and motivated undergraduate leaders seeking to implement change that impacts college classrooms across the country.Over 800 students applied through the PTK online portal for the 15 available positions. Read More »

REcharge Labs' STEM Class Kit Giveaway

To help educators bring renewable energy engineering to their classrooms, REcharge Labs is giving away 10 MacGyver Windmill Class Packs and 10 Solar Town Class Packs to deserving teachers. The lucky winners will then use their class packs to help teams of students enter the MacGyver Windmill Challenge or the Solar House Challenge, two of REcharge Labs' year-round online design challenges. Read More »

Advanced Academy for Designing Learning Spaces Graduates

The Association for Learning Environments' Advanced Academy for Designing Learning Spaces, a certificate program in educational facility planning, congratulates the new Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) designees who recently completed the program. Read More »