EdNET Insight - Announcements http://www.ednetinsight.com en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Central by Imulus (http://imulus.com) info@ednetinsight.com StudySync Presents the 2017 MyStudySyncTV Contest Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/studysync-presents-the-2017-mystudysynctv-contest-winners.html StudySync has announced the winners of its fourth annual MyStudySyncTV contest. A panel of judges screened student-produced videos that mimicked the signature StudySync®TV videos of student-led literary discussion groups on texts within the StudySync program. ]]> Thursday, July 20, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/studysync-presents-the-2017-mystudysynctv-contest-winners.html Renewable Energy Education Training http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/renewable-energy-education-training.html REcharge Labs®, the creators of hands-on renewable energy activities, kits and comprehensive teaching training, is hosting its annual week-long teacher training called the REcharge Academy at Colorado State University (CSU). The programming blends lectures from industry experts, tours of energy facilities, and replicable hands-on K-12 lessons... ]]> Wednesday, July 19, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/renewable-energy-education-training.html Learning Counsel Events Inspire Educators Across the Country http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/learning-counsel-events-inspire-educators-across-the-country.html Rousing discourse about schools' and districts' digital transition was the order of the day at each of the 14 Learning Counsel spring Digital Curriculum Sustainability Discussion events. These day-long meetings of local Superintendents, Chief Academic Officers, CIOs, instructional technologists, principals, and teachers inspired conversations about digital curriculum sustainability... ]]> Wednesday, July 12, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/learning-counsel-events-inspire-educators-across-the-country.html SETDA Announces 2017 Student Voices Award Winner http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/setda-announces-2017-student-voices-award-winner.html SETDA announced Mountain Heights Academy located in West Jordan, Utah as the 2017 Student Voices Award Winner. SETDA recognized Mountain Heights Academy for leveraging technology to dramatically improve educational experiences and achievement for their students. ]]> Saturday, July 01, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/setda-announces-2017-student-voices-award-winner.html Teams Advancing in $15M Global Learning XPRIZE http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/teams-advancing-in--15m-global-learning-xprize.html XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced 11 semi-finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. XPRIZE is challenging these semi-finalist teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. ]]> Saturday, June 24, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/teams-advancing-in--15m-global-learning-xprize.html Discovery Education and 3M Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Young Scientist Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-and-3m-celebrate-10th-anniversary-of-young-scientist-challenge.html Discovery Education and 3M announced 10 finalists from across America as part of its Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, which is celebrating its landmark 10th anniversary. The annual premier competition recognizes scientific thinking and imagination in students grades 5-8 who dream up a solution to an everyday problem that ultimately could reshape and improve the way we live our lives. ]]> Tuesday, June 20, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-and-3m-celebrate-10th-anniversary-of-young-scientist-challenge.html CUE To Celebrate 40 Years http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cue-to-celebrate-40-years.html CUE is offering free memberships to celebrate the organization's 40-year anniversary in 2018. The promotion reduces the $40 annual dues by $40 during this promotion, which draws to a close at the 2018 CUE National Conference, set for March 14-17 in Palm Springs, California. We consider it CUE's way of thanking its members for forty years of inspiring innovative learners. ]]> Monday, June 19, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cue-to-celebrate-40-years.html Blackboard Announces Winners of 2017 Catalyst Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/blackboard-announces-winners-of-2017-catalyst-awards.html Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, today announced the winners of the 2017 Blackboard Catalyst Awards. Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology. ]]> Tuesday, June 13, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/blackboard-announces-winners-of-2017-catalyst-awards.html Chicago Students Win Iwitness Video Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/chicago-students-win--iwitness-video-challenge.html A group of students from Chicago who inspired their fellow students to embrace each other's unique identity has won the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation. As the first-place winners of this year's short-video contest - which invites students to make a positive contribution to their communities- studnet sfro,m Walter Payton College Preparatory High School will split the $5,000 in scholarship ]]> Tuesday, June 13, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/chicago-students-win--iwitness-video-challenge.html Tech & Learning Announces 2017 Leaders of the Year http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/tech---learning-announces-2017-leaders-of-the-year.html Tech & Learning magazine, published by NewBay, has named three educators as winners in its 2017 Leader of the Year program. According to the editors, these visionaries exemplify extraordinary leadership when it comes to the implementation of technology in their schools, often working within budgetary restrictions and limited resources. ]]> Monday, June 12, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/tech---learning-announces-2017-leaders-of-the-year.html AAP Announces Winners of Golden Lamp Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/aap-announces-winners-of-golden-lamp-awards.html Winners of the Golden Lamp Awards, which are the top educational resources of the year, were announced by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group during the inaugural AAP Celebrates dinner. The Golden Lamp winners represent the best of the best from the Learning Group’s REVERE Awards, an annual program that evaluates effective and engaging resources for teaching and learning in any media. ]]> Saturday, June 10, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/aap-announces-winners-of-golden-lamp-awards.html The Consumerization of Learning Published http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/the-consumerization-of-learning-published.html The Consumerization of Learning containing studied critiques and survival strategies, the book takes readers on a deep dive into the digital disruption of the way leaders lead education. Building chapter by chapter, the book highlights "consumerization" as the act of making something desirable and consumable by the individual. ]]> Wednesday, June 07, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/the-consumerization-of-learning-published.html Project-based Learning Expedition Sponsored by Voyager Sopris Learning http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/project-based-learning-expedition-sponsored-by-voyager-sopris-learning.html Sponsored by Voyager Sopris Learning, Catherine Hickey, an Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) teacher for Person County Schools in Roxboro, N.C., will spend nine days in July in the Bahamas tracking endangered sea turtles as part of JASON Learning's Student & Teacher Argonaut Program, designed to transform K-12 STEM teaching and learning. ]]> Tuesday, June 06, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/project-based-learning-expedition-sponsored-by-voyager-sopris-learning.html National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/national-kidwind-challenge-champions-announced-5-30-2017.html To inspire students in grades 4-12 to explore their passion for renewable energy and engineering, KidWind, the international leader of clean energy education, hosted the National KidWind Challenge at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 Conference. A total of 23 high school and 33 middle school teams competed for the chance to win... ]]> Tuesday, May 30, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/national-kidwind-challenge-champions-announced-5-30-2017.html PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer Announce Emperor Science Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pbs-learningmedia-and-stand-up-to-cancer-announce-emperor-science-awards.html One hundred high school students from 29 states have been named winners in the second year of PBS LearningMedia's and Stand Up To Cancer's Emperor Science Award program. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a unique mentoring opportunity. ]]> Saturday, May 20, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pbs-learningmedia-and-stand-up-to-cancer-announce-emperor-science-awards.html Comic Relief Inc.Grants in National ‘Red Nose Challenge’ http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/comic-relief-inc-grants-in-national--red-nose-challenge-.html Recognizing that big change starts with small steps, today, Comic Relief Inc. announced the winners for the Red Nose Challenge, as part of its Red Nose Day in School program. Two grand prize winners were chosen for grades 3-5 and 6-8, based on their creative videos explaining how they plan to make a difference for children living in poverty. ]]> Thursday, May 18, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/comic-relief-inc-grants-in-national--red-nose-challenge-.html CodeMonkey Announces Winners of National Coding Competition http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/codemonkey-announces-winners-of-national-coding-competition.html CodeMonkey announces the winning teams of Code Rush, a new nationwide coding competition created for elementary and middle school students in the U.S. Code Rush winners unlocked a progressive series of 140 coding challenges through collaborative play and problem-solving to learn to read and write in real programming languages. ]]> Monday, May 15, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/codemonkey-announces-winners-of-national-coding-competition.html Winners in National "Let It Grow Contest" http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/winners-in-national--let-it-grow-contest-.html Discovery Education and the Nutrients for Life Foundation, an educational non-profit that teaches students and the public about the vital role soil nutrients play in growing our world, announced the winners of the 2017 Let It Grow Contest. Educators, parents and community members were invited to enter the Let It Grow Contest by answering soil-related questions and voting daily for a middle school of their choice. ]]> Thursday, May 11, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/winners-in-national--let-it-grow-contest-.html Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education Award Prizes http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/healthy-weight-commitment-foundation-and-discovery-education-award-prizes.html The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and Discovery Education announced the winners of the 2017 Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes and Smart from the Start Awards, Designed to encourage students to lead healthy, active lifestyles, these programs strive to increase the impact of health and wellness programs both in and out of the classroom, and will award more than $240,000 in prizes to deserving schools nationwide. ]]> Wednesday, May 10, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/healthy-weight-commitment-foundation-and-discovery-education-award-prizes.html Two GA School Leaders Honored for Commitment to Excellence http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/two-ga-school-leaders-honored-for-commitment-to-excellence.html Mentoring Minds announced that Kaleen Pulley, principal of Buford Academy in Buford, is the 2017 Georgia Distinguished Principal and Stacie Carson, Ed.D, assistant principal at Fowler Drive Elementary School in Athens, is the 2017 Georgia Distinguished Assistant Principal, as chosen by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals (GAESP). Through its partnership with the GAESP, Mentoring Minds awarded $1,000 to Pulley and $500 to Carson. ]]> Tuesday, May 09, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/two-ga-school-leaders-honored-for-commitment-to-excellence.html