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 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 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge And Reading Road Trip http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2017-scholastic-summer-reading-challenge-and-reading-road-trip.html Scholastic announced the opening of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free, global, online and mobile summer reading program. Adding even more summer reading fun and enthusiasm, the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip will hit the road for its second year, hosting free "pop-up" reading festivals that engage communities in helping kids discover the power and joy of reading. ]]> Monday, May 08, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/2017-scholastic-summer-reading-challenge-and-reading-road-trip.html Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education To Hold First National Day of STEM http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siemens-foundation--discovery-education-to-hold-first-national-day-of-stem.html Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education announced that the first ever Siemens' National Day of STEM will be held on May 16, 2017, starting at 10:00 am ET. Available at no cost, Siemen's National Day of STEM will provide engaging career information for middle and high school students and facilitate LIVE interaction via social media between educators, Siemens Employees, and STEM professionals ]]> Thursday, May 04, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/siemens-foundation--discovery-education-to-hold-first-national-day-of-stem.html Vernier Announces 2017 Engineering Contest Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/vernier-announces-2017-engineering-contest-winners.html Vernier Software & Technology has announced the winners-one high school teacher and one middle school teacher-of its 2017 Engineering Contest. Carl Stoltz of Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois and Tate Rector of Beebe Junior High School in Beebe, Arkansas were recognized for their creative use of Vernier sensors to introduce engineering concepts or practices to their STEM students. ]]> Tuesday, May 02, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/vernier-announces-2017-engineering-contest-winners.html Facing History and Ourselves Announces Winners http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/facing-history-and-ourselves-announces-winners.html The international nonprofit organization Facing History and Ourselves announced today the 10 student winners of the 2017 Facing History Together Student Essay Contest. The contest is an annual event inviting students 13 years or older from across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom to provide their perspectives on a topic that helps shape their world. ]]> Monday, May 01, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/facing-history-and-ourselves-announces-winners.html Winners of Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/winners-of-toyota-teendrive365-video-challenge.html Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced that the Faith Heritage Christian Academy students in Millington, TN won the grand prize in the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for their video "Stay Alive While You Drive." ]]> Saturday, April 29, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/winners-of-toyota-teendrive365-video-challenge.html National Winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/national-winners-in-the-samsung-solve-for-tomorrow-contest.html After months of researching, designing and developing prototypes, three schools have been named national winners in the $2 million* Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest – a nationwide competition that challenges 6th through 12th graders to use STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to address real-world problems in their communities. ]]> Wednesday, April 26, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/national-winners-in-the-samsung-solve-for-tomorrow-contest.html Small KS Elementary School Wins Sixth Annual Follett Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/small-ks-elementary-school-wins-sixth-annual-follett-challenge.html Chase County Elementary School-part of Chase County USD 284 with an enrollment of 180 students-earns a $60,000 prize in Follett products and services plus a celebration at their school. Judges for the Follett Challenge singled out the school's program, "Learning with Cattle", which finds the students learning valuable STEM lessons and 21st-century skills through projects involving the community and the local cattle industry. ]]> Wednesday, April 26, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/small-ks-elementary-school-wins-sixth-annual-follett-challenge.html Educators Selected for PBS 2017 Digital Innovators Program http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/educators-selected-for-pbs-2017-digital-innovators-program.html PBS announced the educators across the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program. The program recognizes classroom changemakers: educators who skillfully approach education with a bold and fresh perspective, and who integrate digital media and resources into their classrooms in a way that sparks a love of learning for their students. ]]> Tuesday, April 18, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/educators-selected-for-pbs-2017-digital-innovators-program.html itslearning Announces Winners of "The Heart of Education" Award http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/itslearning-announces-winners-of--the-heart-of-education--award.html itslearning, a leading learning management system provider, is excited to announce the winners of "The Heart of Education" award program. This program honors K-12 teachers who are using technology in new and engaging ways to connect with their students. The two winning teachers will each be awarded a $5,000 grant. ]]> Saturday, April 15, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/itslearning-announces-winners-of--the-heart-of-education--award.html Finalists in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/finalists-in-toyota-teendrive365-video-challenge.html Today, Toyota and Discovery Education announced the ten finalists of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge. Now in its sixth year, the Challenge invites teens to create short videos to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior. ]]> Thursday, April 06, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/finalists-in-toyota-teendrive365-video-challenge.html Vernier Partners with NSELA To Award Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarships http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/vernier-partners-with-nsela-to-award-emerging-science-education-leader-scholarships.html Vernier Software & Technology is partnering with the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) to award six educators with a Vernier Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarship (VESELS). The winning educators, one from each of the NSELA regions, will receive a $500 scholarship to be used toward attending the annual NSELA Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) on June 28, 2017 - July 1, 2017 in Omaha, NE. ]]> Monday, April 03, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/vernier-partners-with-nsela-to-award-emerging-science-education-leader-scholarships.html Pitsco Education's New $350 Monthly Grant for Teachers http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pitsco-education-s-new--350-monthly-grant-for-teachers.html Pitsco Education appreciates everything educators do to positively affect learners, from providing hands-on projects and engaging curriculum to creating after-school and summer school opportunities and beyond. And we know that funding such enriching opportunities can be difficult. That's why we're proud to offer a $350 monthly grant to make such learning possible. ]]> Saturday, April 01, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/pitsco-education-s-new--350-monthly-grant-for-teachers.html Three Change Agents Named as ISTE Keynoters http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/three-change-agents-named-as-iste-keynoters.html Three change agents who upended the status quo in their own unique ways will be the keynote speakers at the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE®) Conference & Expo in San Antonio, Texas, June 25-28. Through their presentations and personal stories, the keynote speakers will highlight how looking at things in a new way, even if met with skepticism initially, can eventually open new doors of opportunity for learning and understanding. ]]> Monday, March 27, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/three-change-agents-named-as-iste-keynoters.html CA Middle School Wins First-Ever Digital Equity Video Challenge http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/ca-middle-school-wins-first-ever-digital-equity-video-challenge.html CoSN today announced that Rancho Minerva Middle School in California's Vista Unified School District is the winner of the first-ever Digital Equity Student Video Challenge. The school was chosen among more than 50 student groups from across the United States and Canada. ]]> Sunday, March 26, 2017 http://www.ednetinsight.com/news-alerts/announcements/ca-middle-school-wins-first-ever-digital-equity-video-challenge.html