eSchool Media and SmartBrief Partner to Co-Distribute Content to K-12 and Higher Education Leaders


Washington, D.C. (Jan. 27, 2015) – Two of the leading education publishers have joined forces in an exclusive arrangement to co-distribute timely, relevant, and thought-provoking stories to K-12 and higher education leaders and decision makers. SmartBrief and eSchool Media will simultaneously feature stories in their respective publications: SmartBrief on EdTech and eSchool News and SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader and eCampus News. The content, which is written by industry experts, will cover a variety of topics in the K-12 ed tech and higher education spaces.


“Our work with eSchool Media will help ensure K-12 and higher education leaders have access to the latest information and insight to help make more informed decisions for their schools, districts, careers, and institutions,” says Melissa Greenwood, Senior Education Editor for SmartBrief.


Later this year the publications will co-publish original content written by educators, for educators from some of the most well-respected and forward-thinking K-12 and higher ed leaders.


“We are thrilled and honored to be working with such an important news source for the education industry. We believe our collaboration will help educators be ever better informed about the news, events, implementations, and innovative practices that improve teaching and learning in schools and universities today,” explains Wendy La Duke, Group Publisher, eSchool Media.


SmartBrief on EdTech and SmartBrief for the Higher Ed Leader are both daily e-newsletters which reach 57,000 and 13,500 senior-level education leaders, respectively. eSchool News and eCampus News are published 6 times per year. eSchool News reaches over 945,000 visitors and  readers while eCampus News reaches 94,000. For more information on SmartBrief, visit To learn more about eSchool News, visit, and to learn more about eCampus News, visit


About SmartBrief

Serving over 5 million senior executives, thought leaders, and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities. Visit for more details.


About eSchool Media

With a combined, unduplicated audience of more than one million education decision makers, eSchool Media Inc. is the parent organization of three robust print, digital, and eMail networks providing breaking news and vital information to brand-specifying buyers at every level of the education field:


Scientific Argumentation and Writing Webinar for Teachers Offered by Smithsonian

Techniques, Tools and Student Resources Available to Participants

Scientific Argumentation: Helping Students Identify, Evaluate, & Support Claims (2-part course)

(PRWEB) January 27, 2015

High school science teachers who want to try an argument-driven approach can find the instructional techniques and materials they need in a free, two-session webinar, “Scientific Argumentation: Helping Students Identify, Evaluate and Support Claims,” Feb. 17 and 23, 7 to 8 p.m. EST, via Google Hangout. Presenter Victor Sampson, author of “Scientific Argumentation in Biology” (NSTA Press) and associate professor of STEM education at the University of Texas, Austin, will present an instructional strategy that helps students judge the quality or reliability of evidence, evaluate scientific claims and construct scientific arguments. Michelle Knovic Smith, associate director for digital media in the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, will present new Smithsonian digital resources created to work with the strategy and a text-annotation tool designed to address the close reading requirements of the standards.

The Smithsonian piloted the webinar in December 2014 with a group of prominent educators, including three state Teachers of the Year and teachers from the New York City Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project. Regarding the instructional procedure, a middle school science teacher in Kansas said, “I think the program is great. The six steps and that approach—I think it’s fantastic, and I think it’s the way we need to go with students in science to make them critical thinkers.” A California high school biology teacher commented, “The technique and student activity meet the Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards really well.”

The two-session webinar format allows participants to freely ask questions, which will be answered during and following the sessions.

The webinar is free and open to the public due to the support of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. For more information, contact learning(at)si(dot)edu. Registration is available at

About Smithsonian Institution
Since its founding in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution has been committed to inspiring generations through knowledge and discovery. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. There are 6,400 Smithsonian employees and 5,500 volunteers. There were 28 million visits to the Smithsonian in 2014. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at 138 million, including more than 126 million specimens and artifacts at the National Museum of Natural History.