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Rural Maine Afterschool PD Program Gets $1.85 million NSF Grant for Online Video Coaching

A professional development program operating in rural Maine was recently awarded a $1.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation to turn its hybrid video coaching program into an entirely online format. The Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM coaches educators as well as librarians on how to bring out-of-school STEM learning opportunities into their communities.

North Carolina District Adopts PASCO’s Lab Sensors and Software for 87 Schools

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, NC recently rolled out a blended learning program using learning resources from PASCO Scientific and now the school district wants to adopt the company’s wireless sensors and accompanying software to foster hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities in STEM classes.

Vernier Providing Educators with Resources for Gathering Data During Solar Eclipse

Oregon-based Vernier Software & Technology is providing tips and resources for viewing the “Great American Eclipse,” Aug. 21, 2017, and the scientific data-collection company is urging educators to collect and share data from the event.

75 American Public Libraries Launch STEM Ed Programs for Underserved Communities

Seventy-five public libraries located in the United States have been chosen to receive resources, training and support to bring STEM education opportunities to patrons.

Georgia Collaborative, Boxlight Partner to Strengthen Capacity for Girl-Serving STEM Programs

Classroom technology company Boxlight has been selected as the convening agency for the Georgia STEM Girls Collaborative, which works with schools, informal educators, educational programs, businesses and industries that are committed to boosting girls’ engagement in STEM.

Grant Spotlight: Up to $100,000 Offered for STEM Projects

The Siemens Foundation has launched the latest round of its STEM competition, which awards winning students scholarships of up to $100,000.

Formstack Launches Multi-User Collaborative Workflows

Formstack, an online form builder solution, recently introduced a set of automation tools that enable multiple individuals in an organization to manage forms and track progress across departments.

Report: Device Shipments to Remain Mostly Static in 2017, Despite Lagging PC Sales

Global device shipments will decline 0.3 percent in 2017 as compared to the previous year, before rebounding with a 1.8 percent increase in 2018, according to a new forecast.

Top 3 Trends Affecting U.S. Test Preparation Market Through 2021

The top three market trends fueling the test preparation market in the United States through 2021, according to market research firm Technavio, are: increasing emphasis on private tutoring; rising popularity of benchmark testing; and growing mobile learning, or “m-learning.”

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