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 2016 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2016-school-library-journal-school-librarian-of-the-year-announced.html The 2016 School Librarian of the Year Award winner and two finalists were announced today by School Library Journal (SLJ). Sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, this award honors K-12 school library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st-century tools to engage students toward fostering multiple literacies. ]]> Thursday, August 25, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2016-school-library-journal-school-librarian-of-the-year-announced.html Generation Beyond Program Seeks To Prepare Future Deep Space Explorers http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/generation-beyond-program-seeks-to-prepare-future-deep-space-explorers.html Lockheed Martin has partnered with Discovery Education to launch the next phase of Generation Beyond, an initiative to use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to prepare today's middle school students nationwide for deep space exploration.The no cost program includes an online curriculum for teachers and families, with standards-based, digital resources such as lesson plans, educator guides and family activities. ]]> Tuesday, August 16, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/generation-beyond-program-seeks-to-prepare-future-deep-space-explorers.html Cricket Media and Smithsonian Launch Annual Global Folklorist Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cricket-media-and-smithsonian-launch-annual-global-folklorist-challenge.html Cricket Media announced the launch of its 3rd Annual Global Folklorist Challenge in partnership with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. The challenge, open to kids eight to eighteen worldwide, asks participants to examine a local or regional tradition by interviewing a community tradition bearer and creating a video or slide show to share the story. ]]> Tuesday, August 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/cricket-media-and-smithsonian-launch-annual-global-folklorist-challenge.html 2016 EDspaces Innovation Awards Now Open http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2016-edspaces-innovation-awards-now-open.html The 2016 EDspaces Innovation Awards competition is now accepting submissions for outstanding products for educational facilities. For the fourth year, the Education Market Association (EDmarket) is partnering with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) to recognize manufacturers and designers for excellence in product design for the learning environment. ]]> Tuesday, August 02, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2016-edspaces-innovation-awards-now-open.html SIIA Honors Industry Veterans with Lifetime Achievement, Ed Tech Impact Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-honors-industry-veterans-with-lifetime-achievement--ed-tech-impact-awards.html ETIN announced the recipients of three industry awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, Ed Tech Impact Award and Best Overall CODiE Education Solution. Mark McCusker, CEO of Texthelp Ltd. was honored with ETIN’s prestigious Education Lifetime Achievement Award. SIIA also presented its Ed Tech Impact Award to Michael Jay, President and Founder of Educational Systemics and Kevin Custer, Co-Founder of Arc Capital Development. ]]> Wednesday, July 27, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-honors-industry-veterans-with-lifetime-achievement--ed-tech-impact-awards.html NCTET Announces 2017 Community Builder and Founders Award Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/nctet-announces-2017-community-builder-and-founders-award-winners.html The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) announced the winners of the organization's 2017 Community Builder Awards at the National Education Association's Headquarters in Washington, DC. Since 2001, NCTET has honored individuals from the public and private sectors for their outstanding contributions to the organization's mission of effectively integrating technology into teaching and learning. ]]> Monday, July 25, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/nctet-announces-2017-community-builder-and-founders-award-winners.html Bibb County Schools Named Gold Medal District of Tthe Year http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/bibb-county-schools-named-gold-medal-district-of-tthe-year.html Ascend Education announced today that Bibb County School District in Georgia was named the Ascend Math Gold Medal District for the 2015/16 school year. The Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best demonstrate a dedication to ensuring that all students become successful at math. ]]> Monday, July 25, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/bibb-county-schools-named-gold-medal-district-of-tthe-year.html EDspaces Grant Program Awards Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edspaces-grant-program-awards-announced.html The Education Market Association (EDmarket) is pleased to announce that key facility decision makers from 13 universities and community colleges and 71 schools and districts with billions in planned renovation and construction dollars were awarded EDspaces 2016 Educational Facility Improvement Grants. ]]> Thursday, July 21, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/edspaces-grant-program-awards-announced.html Tech & Learning Awards MackinVIA Best of Show at ISTE 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/tech---learning-awards-mackinvia-best-of-show-at-iste-2016.html Mackin was awarded the prestigious Best of Show Award for the second year running at this year's International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference for their digital content management system, MackinVIA™. The award spotlights those products and services that show the greatest promise for educators and students, according to the country's most tech-savvy educators. ]]> Wednesday, July 06, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/tech---learning-awards-mackinvia-best-of-show-at-iste-2016.html SETDA Announces 2016 Student Voices Award Winner http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/setda-announces-2016-student-voices-award-winner.html SETDA announced Northfield Community Middle School (NCMS) from Northfield, New Jersey as the 2016 Student Voices Award Winner. Northfield was recognized for leveraging technology to dramatically improve educational experiences and achievement for their students. ]]> Sunday, July 03, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/setda-announces-2016-student-voices-award-winner.html 2016 Young Scientist Challenge Finalists http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2016-young-scientist-challenge-finalists.html Discovery Education and 3M announce 10 student finalists from across America in the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). 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 the way we live our lives. ]]> Tuesday, June 28, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2016-young-scientist-challenge-finalists.html PR with Panache! Will Host Carl Hooker's Book Signing http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pr-with-panache--will-host-carl-hooker-s-book-signing.html During ISTE 2016 in Denver, PR with Panache! will host a book signing by Carl Hooker, the Director of Innovation and Digital Learning at Eanes ISD (TX) and the founder of iPadpalooza. On Monday, June 27, Hooker will sign copies of Mobile Learning Mindset: The District Leader's Guide to Implementation and Mobile Learning Mindset: The Principal's Guide to Implementation. ]]> Wednesday, June 22, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pr-with-panache--will-host-carl-hooker-s-book-signing.html Tech & Learning Launches Enhanced Social Media Hub for ISTE http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/tech---learning-launches-enhanced-social-media-hub-for-iste.html Tech & Learning (T&L) announced an enhanced version of Tech & Learning's Live @ ISTE social media hub where editors will curate in real time the hottest social media posts and trending comments before, during, and after the ISTE 2016 Show. The social media hub has been specially designed for high performance on mobile phones, laptops, and tablets. ]]> Tuesday, June 21, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/tech---learning-launches-enhanced-social-media-hub-for-iste.html Women Leaders in Education Conference Features Three Distinguished Superintendents http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/women-leaders-in-education-conference-features-three-distinguished-superintendents.html On July 31 and August 1 in Boston, the Women Leaders in Education Conference will gather some of the industry's top thought leaders to share their insight with attendees. The program for the conference, which is produced by LRP Conferences LLC, is a combination of interactive, collaborative workshops and keynote presentations. ]]> Friday, June 17, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/women-leaders-in-education-conference-features-three-distinguished-superintendents.html EPS Literacy and Intervention Announces 2016 S.P.I.R.E. Awards http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/eps-literacy-and-intervention-announces-2016-s-p-i-r-e--awards.html EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, Inc., announced the winners of its 2016 S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) Awards, which honor students who have overcome significant challenges to improve their reading proficiency, as well as the teachers who go above and beyond every day to ensure every student has the opportunity to improve their reading and comprehension skills. ]]> Wednesday, June 08, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/eps-literacy-and-intervention-announces-2016-s-p-i-r-e--awards.html CSTA Conference http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/csta-conference.html The 2016 Annual Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) will be held July 10-12 in San Diego, CA. Districts from all over the U.S. will be attending this meeting to prepare for the growth in computer science education. CSTA is committed to the #CSforAll Intiative ]]> Thursday, May 26, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/csta-conference.html National KidWind Challenge Champions Announced http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/national-kidwind-challenge-champions-announced.html To inspire students in grades 4-12 to explore their passion for renewable energy and engineering, KidWind hosted the National KidWind Challenge. A total of 49 teams of students competed for the chance to win the grand prize of $1,500 cash and Vernier Software & Technology lab equipment for their school, second place prizes of $750 in cash and equipment and third place prizes of $400 in cash and equipment. ]]> Wednesday, May 25, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/national-kidwind-challenge-champions-announced.html ETIN of SIIA to Host Symposium on Learning Ecosystems http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/etin-of-siia-to-host-symposium-on-learning-ecosystems.html The Education Industry Symposium (EIS) will be held July 25-27 at The Marriott Hotel City Center in Denver, Colorado. This conference will bring together 250-300 representatives from ed tech companies, publishers, start-ups, the financial community, professional associations, K-20 education institutions and the federal and state governments. It will also bring together member companies from ETIN and the former Education Industry Association (EIA). ]]> Thursday, May 19, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/etin-of-siia-to-host-symposium-on-learning-ecosystems.html Idaho District Wins 2016 Fuel Education™ Transformation Award http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/idaho-district-wins-2016-fuel-education--transformation-award.html Personalized learning solutions provider Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) has named Bonneville Online School (BOS) its 2016 Transformation Award winner. Schools and districts using FuelEd solutions were encouraged to submit success stories to demonstrate how they have used innovative online or blended learning programs to transform education for their students. ]]> Saturday, May 14, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/idaho-district-wins-2016-fuel-education--transformation-award.html KidWind Hosts National KidWind Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/kidwind-hosts-national-kidwind-challenge.html To celebrate students' interest in harnessing the power of wind energy, KidWind, the international leader of wind energy education, is hosting its annual National KidWind Challenge, where high school and middle school teams from around the country who have competed regionally and online come together to compete for top honors. ]]> Saturday, May 14, 2016 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/kidwind-hosts-national-kidwind-challenge.html