October 30th K-12 Webinar: 
‘Leading the Digital Leap’ with AASA, CoSN, & NSBA
Washington, DC (October 29, 2014) – Join the leaders of AASA, The School Superintendents Association,CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), and NSBA (National School Boards Association) tomorrow, October 30th at 3:00 pm EDT for a free one-hour online discussion on how K-12 district leaders can take the digital leap.
AASA, CoSN, and NSBA are teaming to empower superintendents, district technology leaders, and school boards to build digitally-enabled learning environments through the sharing of knowledge, resources, and networks.
  • Dan Domenech, Executive Director, AASA
  • Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN
  • Tom Gentzel, Executive Director, NSBA
Thursday, October 30, 2014
3-4 p.m. EDT
Webinar participation is free and open to all association members and the media. Click here to register.
Press should contact Michael Kaplun at michaelkaplun@cosn.org for details. 
Featured guests will provide brief presentations then open up the discussion to questions from webinar participants.
For more information about the October 30th event, please visit: cosn.org/events/webinars/leading-digital-leap-creating-digitally-enabled-ecosystem.
About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.
About CoSN 
CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. The mission of CoSN is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Visitcosn.org or call 866-267-8747 to find out more about CoSN’s focus areas, annual conference and eventsadvocacy and policy, membership, and the CETL certification exam.
About NSBA
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is the leading advocate for public education and supports equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. NSBA represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. Learn more at: www.nsba.org.


New Mexico Approves Triumph Learning’s Coach for High School Instruction

Common Core Coach recommended for statewide use in literature and composition.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2015 districts in New Mexico can implement the learning program in three courses for supplemental instruction and assessment.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

The New Mexico Public Education Department has approved Common Core Coach, an inclusive curriculum that adds depth, understanding, and practice to Common Core standards and skills training, for high school instruction in American literature, world literature and composition throughout the state. Developed by Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, these Common Core Coach titles have been approved for use for up to six years within all public high schools in New Mexico.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2015 districts in New Mexico can implement the learning program in three courses for supplemental instruction and assessment. Common Core Coach American Literature I and II and Common Core Coach World Literature I and II provide national and international topics with an emphasis on nonfiction texts and historical documents. To help students understand the research and writing process, teachers across the state can also incorporate Common Core Coach Composition I and II into their lessons. The series offers lessons on specific writing types using writing prompts and hints to spark comprehension.

“We are pleased to provide Common Core Coach for these subject areas to high schools across New Mexico,” said Mike Morley, publisher for Triumph Learning. “Our learning solutions provide teachers with the tools they need to prepare students for assessments in English language arts. Most importantly, Common Core Coach is a simple and comprehensive solution that is easy to implement in any classroom.”

Common Core Coach for American literature, world literature and composition provides direct instruction on key comprehension strategies and Common Core State Standards requirements. Teachers guide students to master skills with structured, targeted lessons. Concepts are introduced in multiple ways, and the program provides ample time for student collaboration, independent practice of all concepts and skills, and assessment.
More information is available at www2.triumphlearning.com/nmadoption.

About Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, LLC, is a leading educational content company and publisher of print and digital K-12 resources, standards-aligned instructional materials and effective literacy programs, serving more than 6 million students in 36,000 schools in 2013. Triumph Learning offers unique student solutions, robust teacher support, and professional development opportunities. Triumph Learning is committed to serving all students with a mix of interactive digital tools and innovative student texts with products such as Coach and Waggle. For more information, visithttp://www.triumphlearning.com.




Aegis Identity Software Names Jat Pannu as Chief Strategy Officer

Seasoned client success executive joins rapidly growing student identity and access management company

Denver, CO (October 30, 2014) – Aegis Identity Software, Inc. a leading provider of Identity and Access Management solutions for the Education marketplace, announces the appointment of Jat Pannu as Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Pannu will lead strategic initiatives and partnerships to leverage and scale Aegis Identity Software’s proven capabilities for the success of its clients and larger programs.

Pannu is a seasoned Global Services and Client Success Executive with over 18 years of proven success in Management Consulting, Customer Success, Strategic Planning, Product Development, System Integration, Enterprise Software and Services Management.

Aegis Identity Software has built an enterprise-class software platform designed for managing digital identities in both the higher education and K12 education marketplaces. Pannu’s experience will be instrumental in bringing further awareness of Aegis Identity’s proven reputation in the identity management market to universities, colleges and K12 districts alike.

“Aegis Identity Software’s innovative approach to managing digital identities in a large scale and fast paced environment, such as education, provides a unique higher ed and K12 platform that empowers educators, students, administrators and parents,” said Pannu. “I am profoundly honored to join Aegis Identity Software in this newly created position, and very much look forward to working with this dynamic team to further enrich the platform and tools available to educational agencies for the advancement of student performance and teacher effectiveness.”

“Jat is an enormously accomplished client success executive who brings a tremendous depth of experience in both higher education and K12 to our firm. We could not be more proud to have someone of his caliber join our team,” stated Bob Lamvik, President, Aegis Identity Software, Inc. “He shares our values and our focus on innovation, and he places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. He has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career and his proven track record in decisive leadership will enhance our ability to bring the most advanced product to university and district IT administrators.”

For more information about Aegis Identity Software, Inc., please visit http://aegisidentity.com/identity-software

About Aegis Identity Software, Inc.Aegis Identity Software is based in Englewood, CO and has built a sophisticated enterprise-class software platform to serve the needs of cyber-security, digital identity management and access management. In 3 years it has taken the education market by storm by gaining product adoption in both the Higher Education and K-12 markets. Aegis Identity has brought contemporary, open systems, technology to this market replacing higher-cost, legacy, and proprietary solutions increasing security and decreasing operational costs at these prestigious institutions and its rapidly growing customer base. Learn more at www.aegisidentity.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter, and Pinterest.