Hosted by edWeb.net, the series will introduce the mindsets-based approach to social-emotional learning and discuss its personal and professional application
(Roswell, GA) April 26, 2018 -- 7 Mindsets, the national leader in mindsets-based social and emotional learning (SEL), today announced that it will present a two-part, complimentary edWebinar series that explores SEL from two perspectives: that of the researcher and the practitioner. Mindsets-based SEL leverages the modern understanding of the brain to empower educators to drive higher levels of achievement and happiness for themselves and for their students.
The comprehensive platform gives teachers access to training, resources, and metrics to teach themselves and their students to be happier and more productive
(Roswell, GA) July 18, 2018 --7 Mindsets, the national leader in mindsets-based social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and activities, today announced a new portal to house its curriculum and SEL facilities for teachers to use. The portal makes the platform more accessible and adaptable, and provides an easier way for teachers to connect with their students.
“To inspire you need to become inspired,” said Jeff Waller, the CEO of 7 Mindsets. “This platform enables teachers to find the resources and content that are perfect for the moment by being culturally relevant and timely in a way that allows them to engage with their students. The program is so powerful when a teacher uses their story to set up a mindset.”
New Survey on Gender Inequality in STEM Education Underscores Critical Need for Learning and Mentorship Opportunities to Prepare Young Women for the 21st Century Workforce
The Exelon Foundation and the United Nations (UN) Women HeForShe launch inaugural STEM Innovation Leadership Academy to advance gender equality and develop a pipeline of future leaders
(CHICAGO, IL) July 13, 2018 — A new survey conducted by the Exelon Foundation shows that only 50 percent of the next generation of women remain optimistic about the future of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In fact, nearly six times as many high school girls believe companies view men as more qualified for STEM jobs than women.
As part of Exelon’s ongoing efforts to empower young women and advance gender equality, the Exelon Foundation, with the UN Women HeForShe initiative, is launching its inaugural STEM Innovation Leadership Academy for teen girls in Chicago, followed by the launch of a second academy in Washington, D.C. With only 15 percent of high school girls in the U.S. expressing interest in STEM majors or careers – compared with 40 percent of high school boys – the week-long immersive STEM Innovation Leadership Academy is designed to provide hands-on learning and mentorship opportunities.
The Dallas-based maker of educational robots and curriculum was chosen among 1,200 applicants as an innovative technology company
(Dallas, TX) July 11, 2018 — RoboKind announced today that it has been selected as awinner of Red Herring's 2018 Top 100 North America award, a prestigious list honoring the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.
RoboKind is a Dallas-based company whose mission is to create cost-effective and inclusive education for all. Working with experts in the autism community and school systems around the world, RoboKind has developed two robots, Milo and Jett, along with the accompanying robots4autism and robots4STEM curricula, to give children opportunities to realize their potential and pursue their passions for all things tech-related.
Learning Upgrade Selected as Finalist in the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE
The company is one of five finalists challenged to create a mobile learning solution to improve adult literacy
(SAN DIEGO, CA) July 10, 2018 – Learning Upgrade is an edtech company providing digital, differentiated literacy curriculum. This method is designed to support adult learners during breakthroughs. Today, Learning Upgrade announced that it has been named as one of five finalist teams advancing in the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE.
This prize is presented by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a global competition challenging teams to develop mobile applications for existing smart devices that result in the greatest increase in literacy skills among adult learners. Learning Upgrade, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is one of five finalists announced at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, and awarded $100,000 for advancing.
Gwinnett County Public Library Introduces Learning alive™ Kits for Early Readers
The 15-branch rollout of the 3D reading and math program is the first of its kind for public libraries in the United States
(ATLANTA, Georgia) July 10, 2018 — Thanks to a generous donation from the Atlanta Retailers Association (ARA) that was matched by the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, Alive Studios is equipping all 15 Gwinnett County Public Library branches with its evidence-based Learning alive™ kits. Alive Studios is a Gwinnett-based software developer that creates mind-boggling learning experiences to increase student engagement and improve early literacy.
Students are motivated and inspired as they interact with 26 virtual zoo animals while learning the essential fundamentals of reading and math. Alive Studios’ programs use a technology called augmented reality (3D without glasses) to bring lessons to life. The learning kits are currently being used in more than 3,500 classrooms around the country.
Author: Bob Hand
“When am I going to use that information in the real world?”
This is a common observation from many K-12 students, and it’s understandable that today’s learners can fail to see the real-world value of class material. The rigors of daily life are not segmented into discrete “subjects.” So why does the traditional educational model do so? By completely segregating class material into different subjects, we often fail to engage students with authentic experiences with meaningful, real-world implications.
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