The company has launched its Career Readiness Pathways for California, and online and blended learning program featuring more than 15 career pathways that align with the California Department of Education's career and technical education (CTE) model standards, as well as more than 100 CTE courses beyond the pathways' courses and supporting services.
The Smithsonian and the National Art Education Association, which represents visual arts educators, have entered a three-year agreement to work collaboratively on educator professional development and to support teacher creation of model curriculum. One of the resources available to educators is the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online toolkit to find, customize and share digital museum resources.
In an effort to help K–12 districts develop a sustainable framework for school culture, Kickboard has expanded its professional development services, which coach school teachers and administrators to use its school culture platform.
THE Journal has highlighted a few grassroots VR, AR and mobile products that are using crowdfunding websites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter to develop immersive learning technologies.
Vernier Software & Technology will host 29 free, hands-on workshops this spring for STEM educators to learn how to implement their data-collection technology into their curriculum.
Primary Concepts, a provider of early education curricula, has released 81 free lessons on phonics concepts.
The MET has made 375,000 images of public domain freely available under a Creative Commons Zero license.
High school students in New York have figured out a creative way to help feed city residents in need. Students attending schools that are part of the city's "Renewal Schools" program can convert their work in solving math problems into points that are turned into donations.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program at the University of South Florida has adopted a video-based classroom observation platform to help student teachers share videos with mentor coaches.
Education services provider Follett has forged a new partnership with a New Zealand-based publishing company, expanding Follett’s library offerings by 300 fiction and nonfiction titles for K–2 classrooms.