Posted Mar. 15, 2017
Fourth annual conference celebrates Schoology users, empowers them with opportunities to collaborate, learn and advance what’s possible in education
NEW YORK (March 15, 2017) – Schoology, Inc., the leader in LMS software for education, is hosting its fourth annual user conference, Schoology NEXT. Held at McCormick Place in Chicago, July 24-26, NEXT is a celebration of Schoology users and aims to enable educators to advance what’s possible in their classroom, school, district, college or university.
Schoology NEXT equips Schoology users with the mindset, expertise and community needed to accelerate progress toward their individual and institutional goals. Almost 1,000 education leaders – K-12 educators, higher education faculty, deans, superintendents, principals, technology directors, CTOs, CIOs, curriculum directors, instructional technology integrators and professional development specialists – attended the 2016 conference.
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Posted Feb. 07, 2017
Texas district introduces custom-made mobile device charging stations for up to 20,000 devices as it restructures its classrooms to make them future ready
MADISON, Wis. (Feb. 7, 2017) – As Denton Independent School District (ISD) prepares for future ready classrooms with technology and builds new schools, the Texas district is partnering with LocknCharge to create a new mobile device charging cabinet – the Carrier 15 Charging Station.
“There were no solutions designed to fit the unique needs of Denton ISD,” said Judy Bush technology manager. “LocknCharge stepped in and constructed a new charging station to fit the vision of the curriculum and technology team to incorporate Chromebooks into classrooms.”
This customized solution will store, charge and deploy up to 20,000 devices in the school district.
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Posted Feb. 06, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for statewide, tuition-free K-12 online public school
Appleton, Wis. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Enrollment at Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA), the state’s first full-time, tuition-free virtual public charter school for all Wisconsin K-12 students, is now open for the 2017-18 school year. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires that all families who wish to enroll their children outside of their district complete the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction application by 4:00 p.m. on April 28, 2017.
WCA brings a fully accredited public education and top educational resources to students who need flexible scheduling, pacing, individualized attention, or who live in rural areas. The school serves more than 450 K-12 students throughout Wisconsin and requires students to meet the same state standards as their traditional school counterparts.
“When choosing WCA, parents and families know their children will be supported in every facet of their education,” said Michelle Mueller, WCA principal. “We help students develop their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger school community. It’s amazing the success students can achieve once they’ve found the right school.”
WCA will hold several in-person and virtual information sessions where prospective students and families can learn more about the school and virtual education in general. Interested families may also attend parent-to-parent meetings for the opportunity to speak with current WCA families, and have access to an on-demand session. More information about the sessions can be found by visiting www.WisconsinConnectionsAcademy.com/Events.
The enrollment period runs from February 6, 2017 until April 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Parents interested in enrolling their children can visit www.WisconsinConnectionsAcademy.com/Enroll or call 920-993-7076.
To learn more about WCA enrollment, visit: http://www.connectionsacademy.com/wisconsin-virtual-school/enrollment/eligibility.
About Wisconsin Connections Academy
Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) is a tuition-free K–12 public online school that students attend from home. WCA brings a fully accredited public education and top educational resources directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.connectionsacademy.com/wisconsin-virtual-school.
Posted Jan. 25, 2017
Thirty-five schools, selected as winners through public voting, receive two Dremel Idea Builder 3D20 printers and filament
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (Jan. 25, 2017) – As demand for real-world applications of STEM education rises, schools districts must evaluate how to meet modern learning needs within budget constraints. Dremel, the manufacturer of tools for life and learning, announces the schools selected to win two Dremel Idea Builder 3D printers and filament. Chosen through public voting, the winning designs reflect the creativity and ingenuity of 3D-printed solutions that give back to schools and communities.
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Posted Jan. 24, 2017
Edtech company releases updated PA11 and PA920 systems for convenient school use
Chatsworth, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2017) – When schools require sound reinforcement for any size audience or venue, educators need a versatile public address (PA) system that can support all school-based activities. To fill this need, Califone International, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audio equipment for use in education, announces the release of the PA11 and the PowerPro PA920.
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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
Vanderbilt University selects IO Education to assume servicing and future development of the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED) school leadership evaluation system
ATLANTA – Jan. 19, 2017 – IO Education announces today that it has formed a strategic relationship with Vanderbilt University to assume distribution rights for the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED) school leadership evaluation system and began servicing and supporting existing customers as of January 1, 2017. IO Education will offer the VAL-ED tool to districts nation-wide to support their efforts in increasing principal effectiveness, a research-based prerequisite for improving educational outcomes. Using VAL-ED will also help states and districts qualify for Title I and Title II funds for principal professional learning.
VAL-ED is a research-based evaluation tool that measures the effectiveness of school leaders by use of a 360-degree, evidence-based, multi-rater assessment protocol focused on learning-centered leadership behaviors that influence teachers, staff, and most importantly, student achievement.
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