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OC Pathways, Nepris team up to virtually connect students with industry experts

System makes it easy for classrooms to engage with workplace professionals

COSTA MESA, Calif. – NOV. 2, 2015 – For the first time, Orange County teachers, school counselors and work-based learning coordinators can seamlessly bring business and industry partners – from around the world or down the street – into the classroom virtually and in real-time, thanks to a unique partnership between the OC Pathways initiative and Nepris. Click to Tweet.

Through Nepris.com, students can engage digitally with business professionals and industry experts to talk about potential careers, work on classroom projects or take virtual tours of modern workplaces through interactive, cloud-based sessions. Teachers simply enter their request into the system, specifying the industry sector, topics and learning outcomes. Nepris automatically matches each request with professionals’ qualifications and hosts the interactive sessions.

The project’s rollout is being funded by OC Pathways, a collaborative, countywide initiative that is working to establish clear career paths for students by linking schools and colleges with businesses and community partners. Led by the Orange County Department of Education and Saddleback College, OC Pathways was established in 2014 through a California Career Pathways Trust grant. It now comprises 14 school districts, nine community colleges, two major universities, four regional occupational programs, three workforce investment boards, numerous community partners and more than 100 businesses.

With OC Pathways’ sponsorship, every K-12 and community college teacher within the collaborative will be granted a Nepris license, potentially reaching more than 5,000 students with a platform that has been successfully implemented since 2013 in schools throughout the country. Recently, the Orange Unified School District, an OC Pathways partner, successfully piloted the use of Nepris.

“Industry partners from within Orange County and beyond now will have a direct link with schools to share their expertise, experience and enthusiasm,” said Jeff Hittenberger, chief academic officer for OCDE. “Nepris gives equitable access to every student to experience workplace learning in a real and personal way.”

Making connections between education and careers is an integral part of the mission, vision and values of OC Pathways, which represents one of the first regionalized approaches to promoting college and career readiness while addressing the needs of local industry in priority sectors. Nepris, meanwhile, has the system in place to make these connections easy and effective. The countywide rollout began in October.

“Our primary goal is to show students a pathway from what they learn in school to college, and then into a career,” said Brian Donnelly, executive director of OC Pathways. “Historically, it has been a challenge for students to see that what they are learning in class does have a real connection to life after school. Nepris brings classroom instruction alive in a way that typical classroom instruction cannot.”

At the community college level, OC Pathways’ focus runs parallel with California Community Colleges’ “Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy initiative,” which aligns skills development with jobs. For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and job-creation at the local, regional and state levels, students will need to see the relationship between their educational experiences and the jobs they ultimately will pursue.

“Nepris brings a richness to classroom instruction because our students will now be able to talk with people who have already taken their education and turned that into a profession,” said Tony Teng, dean of advanced technology and applied science at Saddleback College, as well as the OC Pathways grant lead for the nine Orange County community colleges.

“Working with the team at Nepris for the past year and a half has been a wonderful experience because they have been supportive at every step,” said Amy Kaufman, work-based learning program specialist for OCDE. “Nepris helps us take our work in integrated academics and project-based learning to a higher level of student engagement. We can’t wait to start working with our local business and industry partners with Nepris to round out this true partnership between education and industry.”

About OC Pathways
The mission of OC Pathways is to facilitate collaboration among schools, colleges and regional business and community partners to ensure that Orange County students are ready for college and career success through participation in learning experiences that integrate rigorous academics and career preparation. OC Pathways is committed to strong educational partnerships, innovative college and career readiness programs, technology-rich and academically engaging learning environments, educational opportunities that support diversity and inclusiveness, engagement with business partners, and the creation of a sustainable Orange County career pathways infrastructure.

About Nepris
Dallas-based Nepris brings STEM to life (and now STEAM, which adds the Arts to science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by connecting professionals with teachers and classrooms who need speakers, project mentors or evaluators for interactive, cloud-based sessions. Nepris makes this a turn-key process: identifying and registering professionals and teachers, matching professionals’ skills to the teachers’ needs, advising on best practices for classroom interaction, hosting the interactive sessions and tracking all the data in a social platform. See Nepris in action at Nepris.com/webinar or sign-up as a teacher or professional at Nepris.com.

Media Contacts:

For OCDE: Ian Hanigan, communications at ocde dot us or 714-966-4008

For Nepris: Jennifer Harrison, jennifer at jharrisonpr dot com or 916-716-0636

By |2017-09-29T20:57:31+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Nepris, Nepris press releases, Press Releases, STEM|

OC Pathways, Nepris team up to virtually connect students with industry experts

System makes it easy for classrooms to engage with workplace professionals

COSTA MESA, Calif. – NOV. 2, 2015 – For the first time, Orange County teachers, school counselors and work-based learning coordinators can seamlessly bring business and industry partners – from around the world or down the street – into the classroom virtually and in real-time, thanks to a unique partnership between the OC Pathways initiative and Nepris. Click to Tweet.
Through Nepris.com, students can engage digitally with business professionals and industry experts to talk about potential careers, work on classroom projects or take virtual tours of modern workplaces through interactive, cloud-based sessions. Teachers simply enter their request into the system, specifying the industry sector, topics and learning outcomes. Nepris automatically matches each request with professionals’ qualifications and hosts the interactive sessions.
The project’s rollout is being funded by OC Pathways, a collaborative, countywide initiative that is working to establish clear career paths for students by linking schools and colleges with businesses and community partners. Led by the Orange County Department of Education and Saddleback College, OC Pathways was established in 2014 through a California Career Pathways Trust grant. It now comprises 14 school districts, nine community colleges, two major universities, four regional occupational programs, three workforce investment boards, numerous community partners and more than 100 businesses.

With OC Pathways’ sponsorship, every K-12 and community college teacher within the collaborative will be granted a Nepris license, potentially reaching more than 5,000 students with a platform that has been successfully implemented since 2013 in schools throughout the country. Recently, the Orange Unified School District, an OC Pathways partner, successfully piloted the use of Nepris.

“Industry partners from within Orange County and beyond now will have a direct link with schools to share their expertise, experience and enthusiasm,” said Jeff Hittenberger, chief academic officer for OCDE. “Nepris gives equitable access to every student to experience workplace learning in a real and personal way.”

Making connections between education and careers is an integral part of the mission, vision and values of OC Pathways, which represents one of the first regionalized approaches to promoting college and career readiness while addressing the needs of local industry in priority sectors. Nepris, meanwhile, has the system in place to make these connections easy and effective. The countywide rollout began in October.

“Our primary goal is to show students a pathway from what they learn in school to college, and then into a career,” said Brian Donnelly, executive director of OC Pathways. “Historically, it has been a challenge for students to see that what they are learning in class does have a real connection to life after school. Nepris brings classroom instruction alive in a way that typical classroom instruction cannot.”

At the community college level, OC Pathways’ focus runs parallel with California Community Colleges’ “Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy initiative,” which aligns skills development with jobs. For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and job-creation at the local, regional and state levels, students will need to see the relationship between their educational experiences and the jobs they ultimately will pursue.

“Nepris brings a richness to classroom instruction because our students will now be able to talk with people who have already taken their education and turned that into a profession,” said Tony Teng, dean of advanced technology and applied science at Saddleback College, as well as the OC Pathways grant lead for the nine Orange County community colleges.

“Working with the team at Nepris for the past year and a half has been a wonderful experience because they have been supportive at every step,” said Amy Kaufman, work-based learning program specialist for OCDE. “Nepris helps us take our work in integrated academics and project-based learning to a higher level of student engagement. We can’t wait to start working with our local business and industry partners with Nepris to round out this true partnership between education and industry.”

About OC Pathways

The mission of OC Pathways is to facilitate collaboration among schools, colleges and regional business and community partners to ensure that Orange County students are ready for college and career success through participation in learning experiences that integrate rigorous academics and career preparation. OC Pathways is committed to strong educational partnerships, innovative college and career readiness programs, technology-rich and academically engaging learning environments, educational opportunities that support diversity and inclusiveness, engagement with business partners, and the creation of a sustainable Orange County career pathways infrastructure.

About Nepris

Dallas-based Nepris brings STEM to life (and now STEAM, which adds the Arts to science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by connecting professionals with teachers and classrooms who need speakers, project mentors or evaluators for interactive, cloud-based sessions. Nepris makes this a turn-key process: identifying and registering professionals and teachers, matching professionals’ skills to the teachers’ needs, advising on best practices for classroom interaction, hosting the interactive sessions and tracking all the data in a social platform. See Nepris in action at Nepris.com/webinar or sign-up as a teacher or professional at Nepris.com.

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Link on Businesswire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151102006546/en
Summary: OC Pathways, a CTE initiative to establish career paths for students, is bringing Nepris to every K-12 and community college teacher within the OC Pathways collaborative, potentially serving 5,000 students.
Tweet: Orange County Dept of Ed news: @OCpathwaystrust partner with @NeprisApp for #CTE. Connecting industry w/ OCPathways K12 & higher ed.
Tags: CTE, careers, education, k12, k-12, community college, STEM, career and technical education, Orange County, Nepris, OCDE, school district, school, student, teacher, OC Pathways, work-based learning, Saddleback College

By |2017-09-29T20:57:31+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Nepris press releases, school, STEM|

Turnitin Helps Wikipedia Protect Copyright and Support Student Research and Writing

Wikipedia Relies on Turnitin to Help Check All New Edits to English Wikipedia

OAKLAND, Calif. – October 29, 2015 – Each month, 75,000 volunteers edit content on over 35 million Wikipedia articles. Today, Turnitin®–the leader in improving how students write and learn–announces a collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and its sister projects, and the Wikipedia community to help protect and preserve free knowledge. Turnitin’s software now runs alongside the existing bots on English Wikipedia, helping to screen pages and identify potential copyright violations on the site. (Click to Tweet)

Wikipedia’s volunteer editors work hard to ensure Wikipedia is a place for accurate, reliable, and free knowledge. Over the years, wikipedians have created policies, guidelines and tools to ensure content on the encyclopedia meets high standards, including those on protecting copyrighted works. This collaboration, which has been developed with input from members of the English Wikipedia community and the Wikimedia Foundation, now enhances that process using Turnitin’s advanced content-matching technology. Turnitin’s technology works along with a copy-and-paste detection program developed by the Wikipedia community named EranBot, first envisioned by Wikipedian James Heilman (User:Doc James) and later developed by Wikipedian Eran Rosenthal (User:ערן).

“As an openly licensed free encyclopedia, Wikipedia respects copyright the same way traditional publishers do. In fact, each contributor in our community is a copyright owner who chooses to freely license his or her own work,” said Jake Orlowitz (User: Ocaasi (WMF)), head of the Wikipedia Library, the program dedicated to helping editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. “Turnitin now gives us access to a more sophisticated system for flagging potential copyright violations.”

As a result of the program, which went live on English Wikipedia in April 2015, thousands of new edits are checked each day which generates roughly 100 flags for Wikipedia editors to further investigate using Turnitin’s customized reports. Turnitin, alongside EranBot, helps maintain Wikipedia’s high content standards and guards for copyright abuse. The bot also has the unique ability to learn, so it will only become more accurate over time.

Turnitin can more deeply match content from web sources–including academic publications and journals–using its progressive algorithm. EranBot, with Turnitin technology, now looks at edits individually, and in near real-time, whereas previous technology could only evaluate entire articles. While helping catch violations, these combined tools give Wikipedia communities the ability to provide feedback to editors and further help them in understanding copyright.

The Wiki Education Foundation, which supports the use of Wikipedia in higher education contexts, is also working with Turnitin to check edits made by students developing articles through Wiki Ed’s Classroom Program. This complements Turnitin’s efforts to teach students how to differentiate quotation from citation, and how to appropriately paraphrase and use source material.

“Wikipedia is the most widely used resource in both academic and non-academic contexts,” said Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin. “We’re excited that Wikipedia has chosen to collaborate with us, so that we can help in their effort to ensure the overall quality of their content.”

Wikipedia and EranBot:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Turnitin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:EranBot

Wiki Education Foundation: wikiedu.org

Turnitin iThenticate: www.ithenticate.com

About Turnitin
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. The Company’s cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer reviewing saves instructors time and provides valuable feedback to students. Turnitin is one of the most widely distributed educational applications in the world and is used by more than 15,000 institutions in 140 countries to manage the submission, tracking and evaluation of student papers online. Turnitin also offers iThenticate, a plagiarism detection service for commercial markets, and Writecheck, a suite of formative tools for writers. Turnitin is backed by Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital and Georgian Partners, and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia.

About Wikipedia
Wikipedia is the world’s free knowledge resource. It is a collaborative creation that has been added to and edited by millions of people from around the globe since it was created in 2001: anyone can edit it, at any time. Wikipedia is offered in 291 languages containing more than 35 million articles, and visited by nearly half a billion people every month. Today its content is edited and shared by more than 75,000 volunteer editors each month.

About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that supports and operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. With nearly half a billion monthly users, projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation are one of the most popular web properties in the world. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants.

About the Wiki Education Foundation
The Wiki Education Foundation is a nonprofit institution that supports the use of Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects in higher education contexts across the United States and Canada. It is based in San Francisco. To learn more, visit wikiedu.org.

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Media Contacts:
Jennifer Harrison for Turnitin: (916)716-0636 or jennifer@pandopublicrelations.com
Eryk Salvaggio: (415) 770-7723 or eryk@wikiedu.org

Tags: Turnitin, Wikipedia, Wikimedia, wiki, EranBot, iThenticate, Writecheck, writing, education, originality, classroom, academic, k-12, k12, higher education, edtech
Summary: Turnitin to collaborate with Wikimedia Foundation in screening pages for potential copyright violations on English Wikipedia.
Businesswire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151029006435/en
Tweet: English @Wikipedia to use @Turnitin with EranBot to screen pages. http://bit.ly/turnitin_wiki #education #writing

By |2017-09-29T20:57:31+00:00October 29th, 2015|Press Releases, Turnitin press releases|

Nepris wins Dallas Blueprint Awards

Congratulations to Nepris for winning the 2015 Dallas Blueprint awards given to Dallas companies:
“exemplifying best-in-class growth. Creating jobs. Expanding operations. Igniting innovation. Making a regional impact. The Blueprint Awards celebrate companies and organizations that hold these characteristics that make the DFW region a strong economic environment.”

Nepris and other winning companies will be recognized on November 11 at a special gala event at the Sheraton Hotel in Dallas.

By |2017-09-29T20:57:31+00:00October 13th, 2015|Nepris, Nepris press releases|

Tuva Releases Tuva Premium Giving Educators Interactive, Graphical Tools and Content to Teach Data Literacy

Data and Statistics Training Solutions for K-12, Higher Ed and Corporate Markets

NEW YORK – October 5, 2015 – Data about California’s significant drought are more plentiful than rainfall and Tuva is helping students learn how to analyze and interpret this information.  Tuva – a data literacy platform where teachers use interactive, visual graphing tools and curated datasets to teach problem solving, modeling, evidence-based thinking and other essential skills – has launched Tuva Premium to give educators hundreds of curated datasets from authentic primary sources. Click to tweet.

Teachers across all subject areas, including math, science, social studies and language arts are grasping for ways to teach data, measurement, probability and statistics not only because new learning standards (including the CCSS, NGSS and the new SATs) require it but because our data-laden society needs citizens to be able to make sound, informed decisions.  (See the California drought data set here.)

“Being able to critically think about and make sense of data and information have become gateway skills for successful participation in the workforce and civic engagement with our community,” said Harshil Parikh, Tuva founder and CEO. “Tuva Premium gives teachers access to our entire, growing bank of curated datasets as well as ready-to-use, inquiry-based activities and tasks.”

Now with Tuva Premium, teachers can choose from hundreds of additional primary sources including NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), NASA, the U.S. Census Bureau, the World Bank and many others. Teachers use these data sets, alongside Tuva’s interactive, easy-to-use graphing and charting tools, to bring inquiry-based activities and lessons into their classroom. Students can choose from a dot plot, bar chart, histogram, box plot or other ways to display the data and then consider what the chart tells them about the attributes’ relationships as they develop foundational analytical skills. (Click here to see Tuva in action.)

In addition to curated sets, teachers and students can upload their own datasets into their own secure and private repository. For example, students around the country have used Tuva to explore, visualize and analyze data from their biology, chemistry and physics labs.

“Tuva is addressing a very real need, empowering educators to teach and learners to learn data, statistics, modeling and evidence-based thinking. Our research-based, interactive and highly visual graphing tools make data come alive for learners,” added Parikh. “We are pleased to offer Tuva Premium to schools and districts across the country.”

About Tuva

Tuva is a data literacy company that offers solutions for K-12 as well as enterprises. Tuva helps data novices and learners develop data literacy and critical thinking skills through graphical, interactive analysis of curated datasets from open data sources. Activities guide learners through analysis and interpretation of data and teach how to spot patterns and extract useful information – essential gateway skills for STEM jobs and full workforce participation in the 21st Century. Visit tuvalabs.com to learn more. @TuvaLabs #dataliteracy #opendata

Live on Businesswire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151005006498/en

By |2017-09-29T20:57:31+00:00October 6th, 2015|Tuva press releases|

Nepris Releases New Social Features to Forge Stronger Ties Between Schools and STEM Industries

Relationship with LinkedIn for Good Facilitates Skills-based Volunteering

DALLAS – September 29, 2015 – The newest set of features announced today by Nepris allows companies and industry groups to proactively reach out to teachers so they can introduce students to career opportunities and bring real-world relevance to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Industry experts and working professionals from companies, associations and research institutions can now “offer sessions” on topics of their choice and – with Nepris’ new social features – interact more with educators. Nepris has also created a white-label version available for industry groups, associations and regional/statewide STEM coalitions. Click to tweet

Nepris is a cloud-based social platform where teachers and industry professionals connect and collaborate through virtual, interactive sessions and show students science, technology, engineering, the Arts and math applied in the real world. Thousands of such sessions have already been held in schools around the country but in an effort to increase the pool of professionals in its system, Nepris has teamed up with LinkedIn for Good, the social impact arm of LinkedIn, to reach out to professionals who can sign up for skills-based volunteering through Nepris. Over half of Nepris’ industry professionals and experts are now crowd-sourced through LinkedIn where members can discover opportunities best matching their skills and sign up to virtually connect with a classroom. See this article in edSurge for more.

“Offered sessions” are gaining traction among associations seeking career and technical education (CTE) outreach. These are proactively offered by a company, individual or academic institution and cover a variety of topics related to workforce readiness or career pathways. Recent sessions include one on careers in nursing and another on forensic photography hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Forensic and Investigative Science. Upcoming sessions for October include one on immigration issues hosted by the World Affairs Council of Dallas and another on human-microbe interactions hosted by graduate students from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center.

“The newest additions to Nepris coupled with our relationship with LinkedIn for Good are contributing to our double digit growth,” said Sabari Raja, CEO and founder of Nepris. “Our vision is to build Nepris as the connection hub for bringing industry groups, professionals and experts together with schools. Nepris users now can follow their favorite topics and people, have active discussions around a completed session, message anyone within the platform without barriers and assign archived videos to students while monitoring their access. These new features directly affect student engagement and open their eyes to career possibilities while adding relevance to classroom instruction.”

About Nepris

Dallas-based Nepris brings STEM to life (and now STEAM, which adds the Arts to science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by connecting professionals with teachers and classrooms who need speakers, project mentors or evaluators for interactive, cloud-based sessions. Nepris makes this a turn-key process: identifying and registering professionals and teachers, matching professionals’ skills to the teachers’ needs, advising on best practices for classroom interaction, hosting the interactive sessions and tracking all the data in a social platform. See Nepris in action at Nepris.com/webinar or sign-up as a teacher or STEM professional at Nepris.com. 

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Contact for the Media: Jennifer Harrison, jennifer at jharrisonpr (dot)com or 916.716.0636

Summary: Nepris brings STEM to life in schools, launches new social features, a white-label version, and industry offered STEM sessions.
Tags: STEM, Nepris, LinkedIn, social media, school, education, classroom, interactive, CTE, career, workforce development, student, k-12, career and technical education
This release on Businesswire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150929006723/en
Tweet: Nepris news: new social tools = stronger ties btwn schools & #STEM. Working w/ LinkedIn for Good. @NeprisApp

By |2017-09-29T20:57:31+00:00September 29th, 2015|Nepris, Nepris press releases, Press Releases, STEM|

Changing the Equation: Randstad US Invests in STEM Education to Help Close Skills Gap

ATLANTA, September 15, 2015 For many young people, the decision to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) begins well before college. As part of its commitment to educate and encourage more students to consider STEM-related careers, Randstad US has partnered with Nepris to virtually connect STEM professionals and other experts with K-12 classrooms throughout the United States. Through a dedicated portal on the Nepris website, Randstad’s network of clients and talent have the opportunity to register as subject matter experts and volunteer to present interactive, cloud-based sessions with students on their areas of expertise.

Read full press release here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/changing-the-equation-randstad-us-invests-in-stem-education-to-help-close-skills-gap-300143169.html

By |2017-09-29T20:57:32+00:00September 15th, 2015|Nepris press releases|

Nepris STEM Solution Wins AAP REVERE Awards for Innovative Education Resources in K-12

DALLAS and LOS ANGELES – June 8, 2015 –  Nepriswhich connects STEM professionals with teachers and their students through cloud-based interactionsis a winner of a 2015 REVERE Award from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The REVERE Awards are the longest-running and one of the most respected awards in education for recognizing exemplary learning products. Nepris is a cloud-based social platform connecting STEM (and STEaM to add the Arts to science, technology, engineering and math) professionals with teachers and their students. Click to Tweet.

Read full press release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150608006179/en#.VXXhfWDbLkg 

By |2015-09-24T20:16:54+00:00June 8th, 2015|Nepris press releases|

EvoText Client Wins Prestigious Education CODiE

BURLINGTON, Mass.—May 22, 2015—The College Board’s SpringBoard Digital 6-12 has won a coveted CODiE Award for Best Education Cloud-based Solution, given by the Software Information and Industry Association (SIIA) to recognize exemplary education technology for K-12 and higher education. EvoText designed and developed the SpringBoard interactive digital platform with the College Board. Click to Tweet.

Read press release on Businesswire: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150522005810/en/EvoText-Client-Wins-Prestigious-Education-CODiE#.VgRYhV6rbkg 

By |2017-09-29T20:57:32+00:00May 22nd, 2015|EvoText press releases|

Virginia Teachers Hone Suicide Prevention Skills by Talking to Virtual Students

Simulated Role-Play Conversations Move Educators to Connect Students in Distress to Help

FAIRFAX, Va. – May 21, 2015 – Teachers in Fairfax County have a new tool for learning how to save lives. This year more than 9,400 teachers and staff in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) went through a unique series of online simulation programs in suicide prevention and mental health.  They explored the do’s and don’ts of what to say in conversations with virtual students in order to have the confidence and skills to support students in real life situations.  The online programs, At-Risk for High School Educators, At-Risk for Middle School Educators and Step In, Speak Up!, are among a portfolio of  immersive learning experiences for the PK-12 and higher education settings on mental health developed by Kognito. Click to tweet.
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By |2017-09-29T20:57:32+00:00May 21st, 2015|Kognito press releases|

FAREED ZAKARIA KEYNOTES 2015 SCHOOLOGY NEXT USER CONFERENCE

NEXT 2015 moves to Chicago, Doubles attendance, content offerings and conference length from last year

CHICAGO – May 14, 2015—Schoology today announced that Dr. Fareed Zakaria—global thinker, columnist, author and CNN host—is the keynote speaker for Schoology NEXT in Chicago, July 20-22. In 2015, Schoology’s user conference increases to two and a half days and doubles attendance to welcome over 600 global Schoology users. Over 40 sessions are offered in the conference theme of “Transform What’s Possible,” covering topics in leadership, mobile learning, technology integration, and other hot button issues in education today. Educators are encouraged to register as soon as possible at SchoologyNEXT.com to secure their spot. Click to Tweet.

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Education Industry and Publishers Pick Nepris as Finalist in REVERE Awards for Innovative Learning Resources

Making Online, Interactive Connections Between Classrooms and STEM Experts

DALLAS and LOS ANGELES — May 14, 2015 — The REVERE Awards, a program of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) which is the longest-running award in education, announced that Nepris is a finalist in the Supplemental Resources: Innovation category. Nepris is a cloud-based social platform connecting STEM (and now STEaM to add the Arts to science, technology, engineering and math) professionals with teachers and their students. Click to Tweet.

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By |2017-09-29T20:57:32+00:00May 14th, 2015|award, Nepris press releases, STEM|

Best in Class: Schoology Named Best Overall PK-12 Education Solution and Best LMS in 2015 CODiE Awards

NEW YORK – May 12, 2015—For the second year in a row, Schoology took home top honors as the Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution and the overall Best PK-12 Solution in the annual CODiE Awards, the education technology industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The CODiEs, awarded by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), recognize leading products in the business software, digital content and education technology industries. Click to Tweet.

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x2VOL by intelliVOL Named Finalist for REVERE Awards in Education from Association of American Publishers

DALLAS, Texas—May 11, 2015—x2VOL by intelliVOL has been named a finalist for the 2015 REVERE Awards, an annual awards program from the Association of American Publishers’ PreK-12 Learning Group. Click to Tweet.

x2VOL simplifies the management, verification and reporting of student service programs. As a finalist for the highly respected REVERE Awards, x2VOL was recognized as one of the five best Supplemental Resources for Social-Emotional and Character Education in 2015. (Click here to learn how x2VOL helped spur community service for one Texas high school.)

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By |2015-05-14T21:15:08+00:00May 11th, 2015|award, intelliVOL press releases|

Press Release: WIN Learning and Nepris Form Strategic Content and Technology Partnership

Kingston, TN (PRWEB) April 16, 2015

WIN Learning, developers of the WIN Career Readiness System, and Nepris, a cloud-based platform connecting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, performing arts and math) professionals with teachers and their students, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide students with opportunities to connect the knowledge and skills they learn in school to the real world.

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By |2017-09-29T20:57:32+00:00April 17th, 2015|Nepris, Nepris press releases, Press Releases, STEM|