Social Emotional Wellness

7 Mindsets Publishes New White Paper

Roswell, GA (USA), April 2021 - Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, social emotional learning (SEL) has been vital to supporting students' wellbeing and fostering their success in school. In a new white paper, 7 Mindsets reveals how K-12 districts can help teachers create an even greater impact on the social emotional wellness of their students and school culture by addressing their own social emotional health first. The paper, "Investing in Educators' Social Emotional Wellness Fosters Student Success and Improves School Culture," is available for free to educators at the website.

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Learning Partnership

Catholic Independent Schools Consortium Renews Partnership

Boston, MA (USA), April 2021 - Even without the current need for remote learning, quality online education options can expand the curriculum available to students and prepare them for the postsecondary world. For these reasons the Catholic Independent Schools consortium has extended its partnership with VHS Learning for the nineteenth consecutive year. The consortium has renewed its VHS Learning membership with 213 semester-length virtual enrollments for the 2020-21 academic year. Their students are enrolled in 97 VHS Learning courses.

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The Manton Foundation

VHS Learning Receives $1.4 Million Grant

Boston, MA (USA), February 2021 - VHS Learning has received a $1.4 million, three-year grant from The Manton Foundation. The funds will enable the nonprofit to better serve students and schools by updating its infrastructure, website, and course offerings. VHS Learning will also use the grant to provide supplemental curriculum and instruction services to schools in rural and high-needs areas.

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One Billion Voices

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE)

Johannesburg (ZAF), February 2021 - The One Billion Voices Campaign, led by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), was launched virtually on 25 January 2021. The launch featured a keynote address by GCE President Refat Sabbah; screening of the One Billion Voices Campaign film; regional panel discussions on the impact of COVID-19 on education; and regional plans to finance education.

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e-Learning for Kids Foundation

Science Learning Portal with 213 Free Digital Lessons for Kids

Ardmore, PA (USA) / Hilversum (NL), November 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of over 90% of the world's children and students. It has exacerbated existing inequalities and magnified the global learning crisis. The future of an entire generation is at risk. (The Education Commission, 2020). However, while education is clearly a victim of the pandemic, it is also the solution to the longer-term recovery. 

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Amesite

Plug-and-Play Course Creation for Remote Learning and Business Training

Dr. Ann Marie SastryAnn Arbor, MI (USA), November 2020 - Amesite Inc., an artificial intelligence software company providing online learning ecosystems for business, higher education, and K-12, has announced the release of its new Course Manager capability, which enables schools and businesses to quickly and easily upload courses for remote use without the need for technical assistance.

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Free Platform

CanopyLAB Launches TeacherLAB

Copenhagen (DK), September 2020 - CanopyLAB has launched TeacherLAB, a free interactive learning platform exclusively for teachers by teachers. Through TeacherLAB you will have access to 40+ courses designed to empower you to master new digital tools, online pedagogy, and relationships with students and parents - and offer the support of a global network of teachers.

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Blended Learning

NetSupport Launches classroom.cloud

Peterborough (UK), September 2020 - NetSupport has launched a classroom management and teaching platform to help educators blend school and home learning experiences, enabling teachers and learners to move between in-class and remote schooling.

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Digital Transformation

Digital Training for Teachers in Puerto Rico

Baltimore, MD (USA), September 2020 - Forward Learning, an educational services company based in Puerto Rico, is working with eThink Education to launch a new professional development platform to train educators across Puerto Rico in digital teaching and learning. Forward Learning has been brought on by the Puerto Rico Department of Education to assist in a digital transformation initiative to make Puerto Rico's education system more adaptable to current and future disruptions to traditional learning.

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Moodle Workplace Platform

TechTrep Partners with eThink Education

Baltimore, MD (USA), August 2020 - TechTrep worked with eThink Education, Certified Premium Moodle Partner and 2019 Moodle North America Partner of the Year, to build a customized, multitenant Moodle Workplace platform to house their comprehensive catalogue of STEM courses. The innovative result provides comprehensive, affordable, and sustainable STEM, CTE, and entrepreneurship programs for kids in school districts, charter schools, private schools, homeschools, or any organization that serves children like Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, public libraries, etc. 

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Guidelines

Blended Learning in School Education

Brussels (BE), August 2020 - A document on blended learning in school education written by the European Commission in consultation with representatives of ministries of education was published in July. It explores the pedagogical opportunities and challenges of a blended learning model and highlights key considerations that policymakers and schools may reflect on when planning to combine in-school and distance learning in their particular contexts.

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Math and Science

Kids at Home Benefit From Free Digital Online Learning

Ardmore, PA (USA) / Hilversum (NL), April 2020 - The e-Learning for Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization launched in the USA in 2004 and in the Netherlands in 2007, provides free, highly engaging and game-based quality curriculums to children ages 5-12 around the world.

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Fuse School

Free Bite-Size GCSE Content to Help Support Remote Learners

London (UK), March 2020 - Fuse Universal funds its charity Fuse School. It has an ambitious mission: to bring free education to children all over the world. Fuse Universal is offering it as a resource to all, and this isn’t just a goal: FuseSchool is a reality, available right now to everyone.

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Learn STEM

Online Course on Innovative School Education

Herleen (NL), March 2020 - The online course "Learn STEM: Innovative pedagogy for STEM education" is available now. The European initiative "Learn STEM" invites all school teachers, headmasters, and researchers to join and register for free. During a period of four weeks, all participants can explore and discuss how to improve school education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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