Triumph Learning Earns District Administration Top 100 Products Award for Waggle
The online, blended learning solution was nominated by district leaders for providing students in grades 2-8 with personalized feedback, recommendations for growth
Waggle, the seamless, blended learning solution, from Triumph Learning, has been named a District Administration Magazine Readers’ Choice Top Products Award winner. Waggle was recognized for its online, personalized learning platform that accelerates student learning in math and English language arts.
Nominated by superintendents and K-12 school leaders across the country, the annual awards program alerts districts across the country about products that have excelled in technology, sustainability, and curriculum instruction. This year’s winners were compiled from more than 2,100 nominations from District Administration readers.
“Earning a District Administration Top 100 Product Award signifies that administrators recognize Waggle as an essential product for students and teachers in their district,” said Aoife Dempsey, CTO at Triumph Learning. “Waggle continues to be a proven, effective tool that helps districts analyze and understand each student’s behavior and proficiency and tailor learning paths to support growth.”
Waggle is a personalized learning tool that helps students achieve success by offering in-the-moment instruction with hints and customized feedback as students engage in practice problems that challenge each student at his or her own level. As the tool creates a safe, positive atmosphere, students learn to work through challenges to pinpoint and correct their knowledge gaps. Intuitive reports highlight skills and students so that teachers can differentiate instruction in real-time.
“It was inspiring to learn about the products being used in today’s schools and classrooms that are helping districts succeed,” said JD Solomon, District Administration’s editorial director. “All of our 2015 honorees should be very proud of this achievement.”
To learn more about Waggle, visit 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. Its state-customized and Common Core products served more than 6 million students in 36,000 schools in 2013 and 2014. 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, visit http://www.triumphlearning.com.
Nation’s School System Leaders Convene in Phoenix for AASA’s
2016 National Conference on Education
National Superintendent of the Year to be announced at NCE
Alexandria, Va. – December 1, 2015 – Hundreds of superintendents, America’s foremost education thought leaders, will convene in Phoenix, Feb. 11-13, 2016, for the National Conference on Education, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
Themed “Leading for Excellence,” the gathering will address some of the most critical issues in education, including the Common Core State Standards, governance and district management, healthy school environments, innovative technology, instructional leadership, personalizing education, poverty and equity, and superintendent/school board relationships.
The 2016 National Superintendent of the Year will be announced and the second class of AASA National Superintendent Certification participants will be recognized for their completion of the prestigious program.
Keynote speakers at the conference will include:
- Manny Scott, CEO, Ink International Inc., (Feb. 11)
- Shawn Achor, author, International Thought Leader Network, (Feb. 12)
- Michael Horn, Co-Author, Blended: Using Disruptive Innovate to Improve Schools, (Feb. 13)
From start to finish, educators will have the opportunity to follow the activities and conversations through AASA’sConference Daily Online. The award-winning publication provides a comprehensive look at the conference proceedings, including coverage of key speakers, award winners and AASA governance activities, plus photo and video galleries.
The conference hashtag is #NCE16. For more information about the 2016 National Conference on Education, visithttp://nce.aasa.org/.
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.
Epson Technology Wins Multiple Awards in Education Technology Industry
Epson Recognized for its Innovative, Powerful and Budget-Friendly A/V Solutions for Schools
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 1, 2015 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today announced its projectors and document cameras won top awards in the first-ever Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards and THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. Epson secured three titles – a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Projectors, a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Document Cameras and a Gold Readers’ Choice Award for Best Interactive Whiteboard – in the higher education competition, and two titles – Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Projectors (by Brand) and a Silver Readers’ Choice Award for Best Interactive Whiteboard – in the K-12 competition.
Both in their inaugural year, Campus Technology and THE Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards featured the best and most vital software, hardware and services for educating and supporting K-12 and higher education students.
“Being included in the list of winners for both Readers’ Choice Awards is telling of the impact Epson technology has on learning,” said Jason Meyer, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “We couldn’t be more honored that our customers chose our technologies for these awards and we look forward to continuing to improve upon A/V technologies to help educators teach effectively and to drive student engagement and learning outcomes.”
Epson was also recently recognized in the Learning® Magazine 2016 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Awards (TCAs) for the Classroom, the 2015 EdTech Digest Awards and The ComputED Gazette BESSIE Awards. ThePowerLite® 99WH, part of the newest PowerLite series, won the TCA for the Classroom because it is a bright, budget-friendly and collaborative projection solution with a low total cost of ownership. The Epson BrightLink® 595Wi won an EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for Best Classroom Hardware Solution and theEpson PowerLite 585W was selected a Cool Tool finalist for the Best Presentation Solution. The Epson Multi-PC with Moderator Software function was awarded with a Classroom Technology Tool BESSIE in both the Multi-Level and Teacher Tool categories.
More about Epson Projectors
Epson 3LCD projectors deliver three times higher color brightness than leading competitive projectors1. Additional convenient and advanced features for educators include:
BYOD Collaboration: Moderator device management software allows teachers to wirelessly shareand compare students’ work from multiple devices, simultaneously2
Epson iProjection™: Leveraging the Epson iProjection™ app, teachers can present from most iOS Apple devices running iOS 4.2 or later, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and most Android devices running Android 2.3 or later; wireless module sold separately; Epson’s unique Moderator device management software offers multi PC projection
Extended Lamp Life: Lamps have extended life in economy mode, helping to maximize presentation time; replacement lamps cost as low as $79 through the Brighter Futures program, providing a lower overall total cost of ownership
3LCD Technology: Features the latest 3-chip 3LCD technology to deliver amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations; 3LCD technology also provides an energy-efficient light engine using available lamp light to create stunning images, and in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness3
As a leader in innovation and partnership, Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.
Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance
The color brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue) published by the Society of Information Display (SID) allows consumers to compare projector color performance without conducting a side-by-side shootout. With today’s high definition content, teachers and students can display content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high color brightness and high white brightness. High color brightness is important for larger screen sizes and provides flexibility for a variety of screen materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. For more information, visit http://www.colorlightoutput.com.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.
Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).
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1 Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. The projectors used by a third-party lab for measuring color brightness were leading Epson 3LCD business and education projectors and leading 1-chip DLP projectors, based on NPD sales data for June 2013 through May 2014 and PMA Research sales data for Q1 through Q3 2013.
2 All models offer Moderator function with the exception of the PowerLite S27. Moderator feature is part of EasyMP Multi-PC Projection software.
3 Data source: ProjectorCentral.com, Feb. 2015. Average of 1,420 shipping models for which the manufacturers provided lumens and total power data, all resolutions and brightness levels. Energy efficiency was measured as wattage per lumen. It was measured for both 3LCD and 1-chip projectors in each of six brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per lumen in each of the six segments.
Note: EPSON, PowerLite and BrightLink are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.