Everspring | March 11, 2022
Everspring, a leader in higher education technology solutions, announced the expansion of Envision, its multi-media faculty research hub. The announcement came on March 10th, and will enable Everspring partners to access the practical, on-demand, and cutting edge information they need to deliver online teaching effectively.
"Everspring invests in more than just cutting-edge technology. We also invest in the people—university faculty and instructional designers—who bring learning to life online. Envision is an essential resource for our partners to ensure a dynamic, engaging online learning experience for their faculty and students."
-Beth Hollenberg, president and co-founder of Everspring
"The meaningful working relationships we establish with our faculty partners are reflected in Everspring's high faculty satisfaction scores, which are routinely in the mid-to high 90% range. Our expansion of Envision reflects the depth of our commitment to supporting the professional development of our faculty partners by making the platform more content-rich and relevant."
-Kathy Groth, vice president of learning design at Everspring
PowerSchool | February 19, 2022
PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, today announced that Plan Ceibal, Uruguay's ambitious 1-to-1 instruction program, has expanded its utilization of PowerSchool Unified Classroom® Schoology Learning as its primary learning management system to now serve 800,000 students countrywide. Through Schoology Learning, Plan Ceibal has seen improvements in creating more tailored curriculums, student-teacher collaboration, and facilitating instruction through blended learning environments.
“PowerSchool’s Schoology Learning has played a key part in helping Plan Ceibal's mission to ensure Uruguayan educators and students have access to education technology,” said Mauro Carballo, Manager of Educational Technologies, Plan Ceibal. “PowerSchool’s implementation team has been with us each step of the way for nearly a decade, and their passion toward providing intuitive software solutions for schools around the world is the reason we continue to invest in this reliable education technology platform.”
Since 2014, Plan Ceibal has utilized Schoology Learning to enhance regular instruction and student-teacher engagement, which has proven to be especially impactful throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the initial challenges schools around the world faced when quickly pivoting to online instruction in 2020, Plan Ceibal was prepared for the rapid shift thanks to Schoology Learning, which resulted in over 93% of students and 94% of teachers in Uruguay utilizing the platform that year. Since then, more than 800,000 students and 45,000 teachers within the Plan Ceibal program are now regular Schoology Learning users.
“Plan Ceibal’s utilization of Schoology Learning is a true example of the expanded capabilities school systems can benefit from by implementing this type of software into regular instruction. We’re proud to be long-time supporters of Plan Ceibal and their mission toward providing more technology access to Uruguayan students and educators. Plan Ceibal’s mission is a strong testament to the positive impact education can bring to communities around the world; we can’t wait to see what they do next.”
Maulik Datanwala, PowerSchool Chief Operating Officer
Founded in 2007, Plan Ceibal is a Uruguayan initiative dedicated toward creating more equitable solutions for students by supporting Uruguayan educational policies with technology. Since its implementation, the program has evolved to ensure every child who enters the public education system in any part of the country has access to a computer for personal use with free internet connection at school. Additionally, Plan Ceibal has grown to provide an expanded array of educational programs and resources for both Uruguayan educators and students, including training courses to enhance methods of teaching and learning.
PowerSchool is the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America. Its mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential, in their way. PowerSchool connects students, teachers, administrators, and parents, with the shared goal of improving student outcomes. From the office to the classroom to the home, it helps schools and districts efficiently manage state reporting and related compliance, special education, finance, human resources, talent, registration, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, assessments and analytics in one unified platform. PowerSchool supports over 45 million students globally and more than 13,000 customers, including over 90 of the top 100 districts by student enrollment in the United States, and sells solutions in over 90 countries.
Poland Spring | March 09, 2021
At the point when numerous understudies have gone to web based learning at home, The Ecology School, a pioneer and pioneer in ecological training, is collaborating with Nestlé Waters North America and its Poland Spring® brand (Poland Spring) to give better approaches to instruct and find out about biology. Together, Poland Spring and The Ecology School are giving understudies first in class, essentially available assets, offering another instructive foundation to prepare nature training pioneers across the country and building up a maintainable learning office in the Northeast.
The Ecology School is scaling their main goal of rousing stewardship of and association with the regular world through nature-based exercises about environment, preservation, cultivating and supportability. Much obliged to a limited extent to the more than $2.3 million in help over a three-year time frame from Poland Spring, together they have created:
EcologyOnline supported by Poland Spring®, an e-learning educational program accessible online for all understudies;
Instructor Institute for Watershed Science and Conservation, supported by Poland Spring®, an experiential expert advancement program for educators the nation over;
Poland Spring® Education and Dining Commons, an as of late built naturally economical office to cultivate instructive encounters.
"Now more than ever, there's a need for virtual education and training that motivates people to get outside and explore the nature in their own backyards. These expanded programs help make environmental education more accessible today, and in the future," said Drew Dumsch, president/CEO and co-founder, The Ecology School. "Growing a national community of environmental stewards is a critical step in our mission to reset the future of people and our planet."
"Bolstering The Ecology School's mission to bring about a more sustainable future is part of our long-standing commitment to environmental education," said Tara Carraro, Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Nestlé Waters North America. "Through our Poland Spring brand, we're taking a multi-faceted approach to help expand the scale of The Ecology School so that its impact goes beyond Maine and their innovative curriculum and approach is accessible to educators, parents and students from coast-to-coast. Through our giving pillars of Water, Packaging, Health, and Climate, we will continue to support organizations that share our passion to help create the next generation of water stewards."
With regards to active learning, COVID-19 has made extra difficulties. Wellbeing insurances have constrained numerous understudies to go to internet getting the hang of, restricting outside exercises and openings. As indicated by a new review by The Harris Poll, 73% of guardians are concerned their kid or youngsters are losing information because of virtual learning, and 69% of guardians are concerned their kid or kids aren't getting sufficient exercise or time outside during the pandemic. To help guarantee that understudies can propel their learning in sound and profitable manners, The Ecology School's new, virtual learning assets intend to get youngsters and families outside to draw in with nature and the climate.
As a proactive way to address the expanding learning hole for youngsters, Poland Spring brand and The Ecology School are giving three new on the web and in-person approaches for instructing and finding out about nature.
EcologyOnline. The new online e-learning stage, EcologyOnline supported by Poland Spring, gives five learning modules as an educational program planned by specialists at The Ecology School and its educatiosnal accomplices. Every module contains an instructive production, at any rate three open air centered exercises, and activity ventures for genuine application. Not at all like most e-learning programs, EcologyOnline welcomes understudies to get out from behind the PC and take their adapting outside, regardless of their learning climate. The educational plan's online organization combined with outside exercises is centered around inclusivity across provincial, metropolitan and rural territories. EcologyOnline is currently accessible through EcologyOnline.org.