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Singapore's One World International School to Open Campus in Riyadh

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Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 2:00pm

The One World International School ( OWIS ) will be the fourth school to be established in Riyadh under the RCRC's International Schools Attraction Program, an initiative to bring international schools to the Saudi capital in partnership with the Kingdom's Ministry of Investment and the Ministry of Education.

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  • The One World International School ( OWIS ) will be the fourth school to be established in Riyadh under the RCRC's International Schools Attraction Program, an initiative to bring international schools to the Saudi capital in partnership with the Kingdom's Ministry of Investment and the Ministry of Education.
  • Global Schools Foundation (GSF) has received 350 international awards in educational excellence and organisational excellence from world's leading award bodies.
  • The Riyadh campus will give students the right foundation to propel them to international success in the future."
  • Founded in 2002, Singapore-based GSFhas several international brands under its aegis, including OWIS, Dwight School - Seoul, GIIS etc.

Pivot Interactives Announces Iris™--NewTechnology to Increase Active Phenomena-Based Learning

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 11:25am

MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Pivot Interactives introduces a new set of tools, Iris™, which make learning critical science concepts—such as heat transfer, Beer's Law, light emission, population density, temperature (infrared and blackbody), pH, and wavelength—accessible to students regardless of classroom equipment or teacher experience. With this new patent-pending collection of color and light measuring tools, students can now take quantitative measurements of color & light for themselves directly from information encoded in a video within a web browser.

Key Points: 
  • Teachers may access Iris tools through the Pivot Interactives license, which integrates with several learning management systems, including Canvas, Blackboard Learn, and D2L Brightspace.
  • Pivot Interactives has achieved the IMS Global Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Certification and IMS TrustEd App for data privacy.
  • Now, teachers worldwide are using Pivot Interactives to engage over 1 million students with phenomena and science practices.
  • Pivot Interactives, an award-winning platform, continues to innovate to revolutionize science education because science has the power to change lives.

IRIS Debuts Powerful New Application Where Students Use Seismic Waves Data to Learn about the Layers of the Earth

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 8:35pm

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) has created an online version of its popular activity "Determining and Measuring Earth's Layered Interior" to challenge students to use evidence in the form of earthquake data to understand the Earth's interior layers. This free web-based tool for Earth Science classrooms was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

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  • This free web-based tool for Earth Science classrooms was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
  • The activities contained within the tool emphasize the use of models and the importance of using empirical evidence to make discoveries in Earth Science.
  • When using the tool, students act as scientists as they discover and analyze real-world data.
  • "The "Determining and Measuring Earth's Layered Interior" tool allows students to explore and analyze the data that scientists use to understand the layers of the Earth."

Bring Science Alive! From TCI Earns Top Honors in EdTech Digest Cool Tool Awards

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 4:00pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- TCI's Bring Science Alive! for grades K-5 and middle school, built from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), is the winner of the 2022 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for best science solution. Chosen from among a competitive group of some of the top science programs in the country, TCI's award-winning curriculum, developed with the guidance of an advisory board composed of the best minds in science instruction, combines hands-on learning with technology.

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  • for grades K-5 and middle school, built from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), is the winner of the 2022 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for best science solution.
  • Celebrating its 12th year, the EdTech Digest Awards is the world's largest recognition program for education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech and those who soon will be.
  • "We are honored to have our engaging science curriculum honored by the EdTech Digest Awards program."
  • More than 2.6 million students in 7,000 school districts around the country achieve and succeed with TCI.

Bonita Street Elementary STEAM Academy Fourth-Graders Win 2022 Cal Water H2O Classroom Challenge

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 9:26pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tiffany Rachals fourth-grade students at Bonita Street Elementary STEAM Academy in Carson, Calif., were announced as the 2022 Cal Water H2O Challenge grand-prize winners today at a school-wide surprise assembly.

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  • SAN JOSE, Calif., April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tiffany Rachals fourth-grade students at Bonita Street Elementary STEAM Academy in Carson, Calif., were announced as the 2022 Cal Water H2O Challenge grand-prize winners today at a school-wide surprise assembly.
  • The Cal Water H2O Challenge (challenge.calwater.com) is a collaboration between California Water Service (Cal Water), the California Association of Science Educators (CASE), the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and DoGoodery.
  • This free, project-based competition invites fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade classrooms in Cal Water service areas to develop and implement solutions to local water issues.
  • Cal Water does not draw water from the Dominguez Channel for drinking water.

STEM Educators Demonstrate Innovative Uses of Data-Collection Technology to Win 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

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Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

BEAVERTON, Ore., April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards. Chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts, this year's winners—one middle school educator and two high school educators—showed innovative uses of data-collection technology to engage students in STEM learning.

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  • Chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts, this year's winnersone middle school educator and two high school educatorsshowedinnovative uses of data-collection technology to engage students in STEM learning.
  • "From Earth science to physiology, this year's Vernier/NSTA Technology Award winners demonstrate the many ways data-collection technology can support student learning across scientific disciplines," saidJohn Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.
  • "We are proud to both recognize and support these educators as they continue to help facilitate hands-on, real-world learning in their classrooms and labs."
  • To learn more about this year's winning educators and the Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards, visit www.vernier.com/grants .

Global Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Market Report 2022-2027: Industry Trends, Growth, Insight, Impact of COVID-19, Company Analysis - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Monday, April 4, 2022 - 11:10am

However, the lack of established outcomes has cast doubt on the demand for these tests amidst the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • However, the lack of established outcomes has cast doubt on the demand for these tests amidst the pandemic.
  • Furthermore, the market expansion is expected to be fuelled by innovations in existing tests in advanced functionality, improved chemistry, and bioinformatics analysis.
  • Natera announced in December 2020 that its non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) would be covered by the most extensive U.S. health plan, Aetna, for all pregnancies.
  • Compared to hospitals, diagnostic laboratories are equipped with cutting-edge equipment that allows for safe and successful prenatal testing.

New Online Platform from Vernier Boosts High School Students' STEM Learning with Fun, Interactive Investigations and Projects

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Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 4:07pm

 BEAVERTON, Ore., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging standards-based instructional content and its award-winning technology, Vernier Software & Technology is announcing Vernier Connections, an innovative web-based platform to engage high school students in hands-on STEM learning and exploration. Vernier Connections emphasizes fun and interactive investigations and projects, and it gives educators the ability to assess student comprehension across all science disciplines.

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  • BEAVERTON, Ore., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging standards-based instructional content and its award-winning technology, Vernier Software & Technology is announcing Vernier Connections , an innovative web-based platform to engage high school students in hands-on STEM learning and exploration.
  • Vernier Connections emphasizes fun and interactive investigations and projects, and it gives educators the ability to assess student comprehension across all science disciplines.
  • Vernier Connectionsprovides comprehensive, critical support to science educators to help students catch up in their learning," said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.
  • "It also promotes STEM literacy, that is, the ability to think critically and work with others to find innovative solutions to complex challenges.

Strong State Budgets and Grants Spur Growth in K-12 Science Instructional Materials Market

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 6:00pm

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The market for K-12 instructional materials in science will grow at a strong pace in 2022-2023 and throughout 2023-2024, according to a just- published report by SIMBA Information. In the report, K-12 Science Market 2022 released on March 14 2022, SIMBA Information estimates that for the period of 2022-2024, total sales in this market will grow 7.1% and continue to grow, though at a slower pace in 2023-2024. Factors driving the increase include the continuation of strong state budgets, as well as grants from both governmental and non-governmental sources to promote science and STEM.

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  • Factors driving the increase include the continuation of strong state budgets, as well as grants from both governmental and non-governmental sources to promote science and STEM.
  • Among these are the paucity of quality science materials that conform to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), new types of competition, and a pressing need for certain types of professional development.
  • The report provides a comprehensive examination of the current and future landscape of the market for scientific instructional materials in the K-12 grades.
  • Supplemental materials themselves are a noteworthy trend too, as they now consist of more than 60% of the total market.

Carolina Biological Supply Company Partners with OpenSciEd to Offer High-Quality Science Materials

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 1:00pm

Leading school science supplier Carolina Biological partners with nonprofit science developer OpenSciEd to launch a Certified Version of OpenSciEd science units for Grades 6-8 with complete lab kits, and print and digital teaching resources.

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  • Leading school science supplier Carolina Biological partners with nonprofit science developer OpenSciEd to launch a Certified Version of OpenSciEd science units for Grades 6-8 with complete lab kits, and print and digital teaching resources.
  • All of the OpenSciEd units were reviewed by the NextGenScience science peer review panel at WestEd using the rigorous EQuIP rubric.
  • It is a pleasure to partner with Carolina Biological Supply Company, a like-minded leader in science education products and a fellow NGSS Design Badge holder to offer a Certified Version of our OpenSciEd science curriculum for middle school, said Jim Ryan, Executive Director of OpenSciEd.
  • Carolinas new certified OpenSciEd units integrate some of the best science curriculum reimagined for todays classroom with hands-on kits and simplified, easy-to-use support materials in one complete package, said Jim Parrish, President and CEO at Carolina Biological Supply Company.