Industry News

2/28/2014

2/28/2014
Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.
2/28/2014
Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.
2/28/2014
Over 2,700 high school robotics teams will compete in 98 regional and district competitions starting this week for an opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork and advance to the Championship competition.

2/27/2014

2/27/2014
Teaching and learning app BoomWriter now features Common Core-aligned English Language Arts lesson plans. The lesson plans are free for teachers to use and cover a range of grades.
2/27/2014
The new semester-long course introduces micro- and macroeconomic theory while covering a range of timely topics, from the characteristics of different economic models to the intersection of government and business.
2/27/2014
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online conference for teachers and students March 12, where experts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will explain the two forces that enable things to fly: lift and thrust.

2/26/2014

2/26/2014
Child Trends conducted an extensive review of the research and evaluations underlying Integrated Student Support (ISS) approaches in K12 schools. ISS approaches promote academic success by securing and coordinating supports tailored to the specific needs of at-risk students.
2/26/2014
As part of the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, students can meet the team of artists who create Google’s doodles with a live virtual field trip highlighting the creative process and science behind Google’s logo transformation.
2/26/2014
The book provides practical routines and developmentally appropriate activities that foster an environment for young learners to master core kindergarten content along with the Common Core State Standards and show teachers how to conduct authentic assessments.
2/26/2014
Cree, Inc. is expanding its outdoor lighting portfolio with two new LED luminaires, which can cut energy consumption by 65 percent and nearly eliminate maintenance costs to replace outdated HID luminaires.
2/26/2014
Schneider Electric completed an energy savings performance contract with two local districts spanning 12 facilities and incorporating dozens of efficiency upgrades, saving the districts over $2.4 million in energy costs over the 15 year partnership.

2/25/2014

2/25/2014
The National Association of Elementary School Principals and TeacherLists.com, the National School Supply Lists Directory, announced a multi-year partnership to provide NAESP members a free solution to make back-to-school easier, faster and smarter for their school communities.
2/25/2014
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a series of videos that spotlight key takeaways from the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition and CoSN’s accompanying annual Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit.
2/25/2014
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide 12 Years a Slave to public high schools.

2/24/2014

2/24/2014
The new catalog offers more than 100 user-friendly courses developed by ASCD authors and experts available anytime, anywhere to educators, including 21 new PD Online courses.

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