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 Superintendents To Watch Program Launched http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/superintendents-to-watch-program-launched.html SchoolMessenger, the trusted platform for school community engagement and a part of West Corporation, today announced a partnership with the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) to launch Superintendents to Watch, a program designed to recognize K12 school district superintendents who are innovating in their communications initiatives. ]]> Tuesday, November 17, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/superintendents-to-watch-program-launched.html SIIA Announces 2015 Innovation Incubator Program Finalists http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-announces-2015-innovation-incubator-program-finalists.html The Education Technology Industry Network of the SIIA announces finalists and an alternate, for its Innovation Incubator Program. The finalists will feature their products during the the annual Education Business Forum , Dec. 8-9 at the AMA Executive Conference Center in New York City. Awards will be presented to the Most Innovative and Most Likely to Succeed based on the votes of conference attendees. ]]> Thursday, November 12, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-announces-2015-innovation-incubator-program-finalists.html The Learning Counsel Lauds Leaders http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/the-learning-counsel-lauds-leaders.html The Learning Counsel's National Gathering and Annual Awards event is a platform for innovative action and collaboration for the future of teaching and learning. The second annual gathering drew nearly 70 educators from leading schools and districts to celebrate their exemplary progress in the shift to digital curriculum and technology. ]]> Wednesday, November 11, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/the-learning-counsel-lauds-leaders.html Record-Breaking Growth at EDspaces 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/record-breaking-growth-at-edspaces-2015.html The Education Market Association (EDmarket) hosted the EDspaces Conference and Expo to showcase the very best products and share great ideas to improve learning environments. EDspaces brought together 1,790 key decision makers, product experts, and exhibitor personnel - an increase of 33 percent over 2014 for total attendance and an increase of 24 percent excluding the exhibitor personnel. ]]> Wednesday, November 11, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/record-breaking-growth-at-edspaces-2015.html SchoolsNEXT Winners Shine at A4LE Conference http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/schoolsnext-winners-shine-at-a4le-conference.html Four teams of middle school students met at the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) LearningSCAPES Conference to compete in the final leg of the 2015 SchoolsNEXT competition. SchoolsNEXT highlights school infrastructure that inspires transformation in education, enhances student and teacher performance and contributes to community culture and vitality. ]]> Tuesday, November 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/schoolsnext-winners-shine-at-a4le-conference.html ORIGO Education Launches $100,000 Grant Initiative http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/origo-education-launches--100-000-grant-initiative.html To assist underserved districts in dramatically improving their elementary mathematics instruction, ORIGO Education announces a new grant initiative that will award $100,000 in products and services to deserving districts. Half of the endowment will be earmarked for the Innovation Improvement Grant and the other half is allotted to the Matching Assistance Grant. ]]> Tuesday, November 10, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/origo-education-launches--100-000-grant-initiative.html SIIA Announces the Education Business Forum http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-announces-the-education-business-forum.html The Ed Tech Industry Network (ETIN) of Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), today announced that it will hold the Education Business Forum (EBF), the leading business and finance conference for the K-12 and postsecondary education technology markets, Dec. 8-9 at the AMA Executive Conference Center in New York City. ]]> Thursday, November 05, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siia-announces-the-education-business-forum.html New Educational Initiative Supporting Math and Science http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/new-educational-initiative-supporting-math-and-science.html EA SPORTS™, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, have teamed up for a national educational program that taps into children's excitement about football and video games to ignite a passion for math and science. ]]> Wednesday, November 04, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/new-educational-initiative-supporting-math-and-science.html Curriculum Associates Sponsors ALAS Scholarships http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/curriculum-associates-sponsors-alas-scholarships.html Curriculum Associates recently donated to the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) to support the organization's scholarship program. The donation allowed ALAS to award two aspiring superintendents with a total of $12,000 in scholarship funds to pursue or continue their advanced educational degrees. R ]]> Monday, November 02, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/curriculum-associates-sponsors-alas-scholarships.html Fifth Annual Follett Challenge To Launch http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/fifth-annual-follett-challenge-to-launch.html The $200,000 Follett Challenge returns for a fifth year and again will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. All K-12 schools/districts, public and private, in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Submissions are open to all K-12 educators and Parent Teacher Organizations. It was a librarian whose entry won the 2015 Follett Challenge and she won't soon forget the moment. ]]> Thursday, October 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/fifth-annual-follett-challenge-to-launch.html Girls Thinking Global Earns 501(c)(3) Status http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/girls-thinking-global-earns-501-c--3--status.html Girls Thinking Global has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization and earned its 501(c)(3) status. GTG is now eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions that will support its goal of creating powerful connections to change the trajectory of lives for girls and young women around the world. ]]> Tuesday, October 27, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/girls-thinking-global-earns-501-c--3--status.html Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy for Middle School Science Educators http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/northrop-grumman-foundation-teachers-academy-for-middle-school-science-educators-2015-10-27.html The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Northrop Grumman Foundation have joined together to promote student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a comprehensive education initiative, the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. Launched today, the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy is a program for middle school science, engineering and technology teachers (grades 5-8) ... ]]> Tuesday, October 27, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/northrop-grumman-foundation-teachers-academy-for-middle-school-science-educators-2015-10-27.html Trident Case® Names Winner of Charging Cart Giveaway Contest, http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/trident-case--names-winner-of-charging-cart-giveaway-contest-.html Last spring, Trident Case, designer and manufacturer of innovative education, business and lifestyle case solutions, called American schools to action to explain why they needed a Charging Cart for their classroom. After proving that their students were bright, ambitious and in dire need of a storage solution for their tablets, Triway High School in Wooster, Ohio, was named a winner. ]]> Wednesday, October 21, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/trident-case--names-winner-of-charging-cart-giveaway-contest-.html Discovery Education and DIRECTV Celebrate National Energy Star DayDiscovery Education and DIRECTV Celebrate National Energy Star Day http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-and-directv-celebrate-national-energy-star-daydiscovery-education-and-directv-celebrate-national-energy-star-day.html Discovery Education and DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, will host a live virtual event for classrooms nationwide on October 27 at 1 P.M. EST. This virtual experience will celebrate National Energy Awareness Month and ENERGY STAR® Day, a day devoted to encouraging individuals to make a commitment to an energy-saving action, by taking the ENERGY STAR Pledge. Cl ]]> Monday, October 19, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-and-directv-celebrate-national-energy-star-daydiscovery-education-and-directv-celebrate-national-energy-star-day.html Discovery Education, 3M Announce 2015 Science Competition Winner http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education--3m-announce-2015-science-competition-winner.html 15 year-old Hannah Herbst has been named the winner of the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Herbst created an energy probe prototype that seeks to offer a stable power source to developing countries by using untapped energy from ocean currents. This innovation was inspired by Herbst's desire to help her 9-year-old pen pal living in Ethiopia who lacks a reliable source of power and electricity. ]]> Wednesday, October 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education--3m-announce-2015-science-competition-winner.html Learning and Health Model Highlighted by the ASHA http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/learning-and-health-model-highlighted-by-the-asha.html The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model for student learning and health, developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and announced in March 2014, is the subject of the latest issue of the Journal of School Health (JOSH), the journal of the American School Health Association (ASHA). In addition, five sessions at the 2015 ASHA School Health Conference, which is being held from October 15 to 17 in Orlando, Fla., will focus on the model and its application. ]]> Wednesday, October 14, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/learning-and-health-model-highlighted-by-the-asha.html Discovery Education Winner of U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Award http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-winner-of-u-s--chamber-foundation-corporate-citizenship-award.html he U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center has named Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, the winner of the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards, in the category of Best Corporate Steward, Small and Middle-Market. IBM won in the category of Best Corporate Steward, Large Business. ]]> Wednesday, October 07, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/discovery-education-winner-of-u-s--chamber-foundation-corporate-citizenship-award.html 2015 Flashlight Award Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-flashlight-award-winners.html The Data Quality Campaign's Flashlight Awards recognize education visionaries, leaders, and trailblazers who are championing the power of effective data use to support families and educators in their efforts to improve student achievement. The awards celebrate outstanding work at the state and local levels, shining a light on individuals and organizations that have embraced a culture of data in service of students. ]]> Thursday, October 01, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2015-flashlight-award-winners.html The Data Quality Campaign Awards Education Leaders http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/the-data-quality-campaign-awards-education-leaders.html The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) today announced the finalists for the 2015 Flashlight Awards. The award recognizes school districts that are using data to answer questions, empower educators, and transparently communicate with parents and the public. ]]> Thursday, October 01, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/the-data-quality-campaign-awards-education-leaders.html TeacherLists Announces ‘Schools Work Smarter' Winner http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/teacherlists-announces--schools-work-smarter--winner.html TeacherLists, the smarter way to manage, share and find school supply lists, announces St. John Brebeuf School in Niles, Ill. as the winner of the 2015 ‘Schools Work Smarter’ sweepstakes. St. John Brebeuf School was selected out of 500 schools to receive a $5,000 prize to help fund a 1:1 technology initiative in the 2015-2016 school year. ]]> Tuesday, September 29, 2015 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/teacherlists-announces--schools-work-smarter--winner.html