Oklahoma Department of Education Approves iCEV for Statewide Instruction

State recognizes need for modern Career and Technical Education by approving CEV Multimedia’s online platform and curriculum

Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

The Oklahoma Department of Education has approved iCEV, an online platform that produces and delivers comprehensive educational content, for statewide curricula. Developed by CEV Multimedia, a leading producer of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum resources, iCEV is recommended by the state for Family & Consumer Sciences, Business & Marketing and Agricultural Science courses.

As a part of Oklahoma’s instructional materials adoption, school districts across the state can choose to access 61 iCEV courses that provide interactive online assessments and state-aligned coursework that promote student engagement and learning retention. The platform also aligns to exam objectives for courses that require end-of-course exams and fit within the iCEV curriculum. School districts can offer a wide-range of courses from the three curricula, including Chemistry of Food, Life Management, Natural Resources & Environmental Science, Animal Science, and Fashion Marketing, to name a few.

“We’re pleased to provide a comprehensive curriculum solution to school districts in Oklahoma,” said Dusty Moore, iCEV president. “By adding iCEV to the list of state-approved curriculum, educators and students have the opportunity to access quality education and career resources needed for today’s 21st century workforce.”

iCEV offers in-depth, interactive learning with professional demonstrations to prepare students for postsecondary education and future careers. Educators can quickly monitor, track and engage with students through the platform’s lessons. Additionally, iCEV offers students the opportunity to earn nationally recognized industry-backed certifications, such as the Southwest Airlines Professional Communications Certification, as they complete work toward their college and career goals.

For more information, please visit http://www.icevonline.com/.

About CEV Multimedia
With 30 years of experience, CEV specializes in providing quality Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and education resources for several major subject areas: Agricultural Science and Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education and Career Exploration. CEV received the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and has been honored numerous times for its excellence in content creation and exemplary business practices. In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive online resource for CTE educators and students. With iCEV’s learning-on-demand capabilities, video clips stream instantly to any device with Internet capabilities. Through iCEV, students can earn industry-backed certifications across multiple areas of CTE that prepare them for college and beyond. For more information, visit http://www.icevonline.com.


Gryphon House releases “Getting to the Heart of Learning: Social-Emotional Skills

across the Early Childhood Curriculum”

Ellen Booth Church’s new book weaves social-emotional learning into daily lesson

Lewisville, N.C. – Gryphon House, Inc., the nation’s leading publisher of educational

resources for teachers of children ages birth to 8, announced today a new activity book

centered on social-emotional learning. “Getting to the Heart of Learning: Social-

Emotional Skills across the Early Childhood Curriculum,” by Ellen Booth Church, offers

activities designed to connect social-emotional learning seamlessly to the classroom


Each activity is embedded with child-development tips, research-based guidelines, and

information that supports teachers in knowing why each activity is designed a certain

way and how to encourage children to keep learning. From circle time to group activities

and taking the concepts home, the book promotes open-ended and creative explorations

that also encourage family engagement.

“Preschool and kindergarten teachers recognize both the need to address social

development in their students and with their students’ families and the need to teach the

basic skills that are essential to learning,” Church says. “These two things do not need to

be separate. The trick is to recognize the connection and emphasize it in our interactions

with children.”

Rather than adding activities throughout the day, these explorations integrate social-

emotional learning across the curriculum through group involvement and building


“Getting to the Heart of Learning: Social-Emotional Skills across the Early Childhood

Curriculum” (ISBN 978-0-87659-580-0, 180 pp., $16.95) will be available for purchase in

June 2015. Educators may preorder books here. For writers interested in e-galley

copies, please email annawilmoth@kaplanco.com,

About the Author

Ellen Booth Church, a former associate professor of early childhood at SUNY

Farmingdale, has shared her unusual approach of combining cognitive learning

experiences with creative play in a variety of books, magazines, and articles for early

childhood educators. Church is currently an adjunct professor of early childhood at Nova

Southeastern University and is developing preschools in India and Nepal as well as

presenting keynotes at conferences around the world.

About Gryphon House, Inc.

Gryphon House, Inc. is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and

teachers of children from birth through age eight. Developmentally appropriate and easy

to use, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to

bring the joy of learning to young children. To learn more, or to check out the entire

collection, visit http://www.gryphonhouse.com.



EdTech Digest Names Triumph Learning’s Waggle As Cool Tool Finalist

Smart practice solution recognized as emerging technology solution

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

EdTech Digest recognizes Waggle, a personalized, smart practice solution from Triumph Learning,producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, as a finalist for its annual awards program in the Cool Tool category for Emerging Technology Solution. Waggle is recognized for its innovative use of productive struggle to help students achieve success.

Waggle generates a smart practice environment to help students in grades 2-8 build critical thinking and prepare for assessments. The online tool champions productive struggle by creating a safe and engaging space for students to explore, build confidence and accelerate learning for English language arts and math. Waggle also offers teachers a differentiated instructional tool set so that they can easily group students and deliver recommended practice or instruction to groups or individual students to meet students where they are.

“Waggle helps students master skills through productive struggle and personalized feedback,” said Aoife Dempsey, chief technology officer for Triumph Learning. “This recognition showcases Waggle’s impact on transforming student learning.”

EdTech Digest, an online publication serving the education community as a resource for education technology, interviews, and trends, sponsors the Cool Tool Awards. The awards program is in its fifth year and honors outstanding contributions to people and companies working to transform education through technology for all learners. All entries undergo thorough evaluation from a panel of educators, entrepreneurs, journalists, and technology professionals who are leaders in their respective fields.

Learn more about Waggle at http://www.triumphlearning.com/waggle.

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.