California Central Region School Districts Awarded Grant Funds to Adopt iCEV

Districts receive $15 million to improve key Career and Technical Education curricula and facilities

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Using grant funds received from the California Career Pathways Trust to expand and improve current curriculum and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, CEV Multimedia announces that the Central Region Agriculture Education Career Pathway Consortium will incorporate iCEV into high school and college agriculture science programs. The grant allocation will help expand existing CTE programs, and offer additional courses for students seeking alternative career and college pathways.

“Through the implementation of this grant, Agriculture Pathway instructors will be able to provide training to our students using new equipment while utilizing a modern curriculum from iCEV to supplement classroom instruction for a wide array of agriculture careers, preparing them for the next steps in their future,” said Mark Anglin, director for the Central Region Agriculture Education Career Pathway Consortium. “The funds provide an invaluable opportunity for our students to become highly qualified in their program of study and prospective careers through practical learning experiences and industry-backed certifications.”

The Central Region Agriculture Education Career Pathway Consortium will oversee the allocation of grant funds to 36 high schools and three community colleges in the region, which equates to $15 million in funding. Grant funds will strengthen and add more course options to the agriculture science curriculum, upgrade to industry-standard equipment for students to use and help create opportunities for students to use what they learn in classroom in the real world through internships, job shadowing and industry-backed certification programs.

“With the distribution of the grant money to the Central Region of California, more students will have access to the curriculum and materials needed to develop highly sought after skills in agriculture science and other career pathways,” said Dusty Moore, iCEV president. “Through the use of iCEV, students will continue to be well-equipped as they continue their training prior to entering the modern workforce.”

The California Central Region is the latest region in the state to incorporate iCEV as a result of the grant money awarded by the California Career Pathways Trust. The region joins the South Coast and North Coast Regions, which received $5.7 million and $4.65 million, respectively.

iCEV offers practical, interactive learning with professional demonstrations to prepare students for postsecondary education and high-skill, high-demand careers. Educators can quickly monitor and track students directly through the platform’s interactive lessons and assessments. Through iCEV, students can also enhance their career training by earning industry-backed certifications.

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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


K12 Insight Releases The School Leader’s Definitive Guide to Quality Customer Service 
The new resource emphasizes the critical importance of parent and community satisfaction and offers practical advice on creating a culture of exemplary customer service in K-12 schools

(HERNDON, VA) March 31, 2016 – As part of its mission to help schools address persistent communication and community engagement challenges, K12 Insight today released the latest installment in its monthly School Leader’s Definitive Guide series.

The School Leader’s Definitive Guide to Quality Customer Service gives educators a set of practical steps to help them expand the lens of “success” beyond the classroom to student and family satisfaction.

At a time when the nation’s public schools are losing students to charter and other alternative schools, educators don’t have the luxury of being unresponsive or making decisions in a vacuum. Parents and families want schools that listen and respond to their feedback.

“We have to understand that we do have customers. We’re not a monopoly just because we are the public school system,” said Dr. Wendy Robinson, superintendent of the Fort Wayne Community Schools in Indiana. “We have to treat our customers the way customers want to be treated anywhere in the world.”

In the Definitive Guide, school leaders will learn the importance of customer service in education and how to set goals to achieve higher levels of parent and student satisfaction. They will also get a blueprint for how to scale a culture of quality service across their organization.

The inaugural installment in the series, The School Leader’s Definitive Guide to Navigating Social Mediawas released as a pilot project in late 2015. It provided objective insights, practical examples, and research to help school leaders tackle persistent engagement and leadership challenges. Nearly 2,000 educators downloaded the first guide, prompting K12 Insight to partner with a veteran education journalist to expand the project’s scope.

“The success of our social media guide was proof positive that educators want and need access to high-quality content that helps them think strategically about the challenges they face,” said Corey Murray, senior director of strategy and engagement for K12 Insight. “School leaders have it tough. If this series and our other daily content gives them the tools and insights to make their jobs a little easier, that means we’re doing something right.”

Future Definitive Guides will cover topics including the Every Student Succeeds Act, bonds and levies, school board relations, and student engagement.

About K12 Insight

K12 Insight, based in Herndon, VAworks with more than 30,000 school administrators to strengthen the relationships that power education. Our custom solutions combine technology, research, and expert training to help school leaders build trust and drive positive change in their local communities. Learn more at


Educational Facility Grant Program Now Accepting Applications


(Silver Spring, MD) — Key decision makers at schools, colleges or universities involved in the design, build, management or renovation of an educational facility are invited to apply for an Educational Facility Grant for the EDspaces 2016 Conference & Expo, November 2-4, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.


EDspaces is the education industry’s most important international Conference & Expo for professionals who design, equip and manage creative learning environments. EDspaces, co-located with the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education’s Fall Conference, showcases the newest and most innovative products for educational facilities and includes a CEU-accredited education conference focused on forward-thinking, sustainable design and the changing impact of environments on learning.


Now in its sixth year, the purpose of the Educational Facility Grant Program is to assist school and college facility planners, administrators, and business/purchasing officials in making more effective decisions for their ongoing and future facility construction or renovation projects and to take part in the discussion about how facilities and learning interact. Last year’s program awarded over 100 grants to school districts and colleges and brought nearly $9 billion in current construction projects to the exhibit floor. Winners included both K-12 and college buyers from 35 states and Canada ensuring face time with schools and colleges in need of high-quality furniture and equipment.


The Grant Award package includes hotel accommodations for up to three (3) nights at an official EDspaces host hotel and full conference registration which includes career-enriching educational sessions, exhibits and networking events.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must complete a brief application, found at, providing information regarding planned renovation or construction projects. The Educational Facility Grant Program is a competitive application process. Grant applications will be evaluated based on the projected number and value of potential building projects. Completed applications are due by May 27, 2016. Grant winners will be notified by June 30 and must accept by August 19, 2016.

For more information and to access the grant application, visit Registration for the event will open the first week of May.


Dremel Unveils Next-Gen 3D Printer to Enhance STEM Education
Designed to expand classroom opportunities for 3D printing technology, the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 features new software plus WiFi- and USB-enabled capabilities

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (March 31, 2016) – As schools embrace makerspaces, educators are experimenting with technology that encourages communal problem solving and activates imaginative thinking. Dremel, the trusted manufacturer of tools for life and learning, introduces its second-generation Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer to nurture these skills through the application of 3D printing in STEM instruction.

The Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 features multiple access points to enable simple and complete classroom implementation. Advancements include USB- and WiFi-enabled printing, active filament monitoring, a maintenance-free extruder and assisted leveling. A larger building platform enables greater flexibility in designing and scaling 3D models.

For the full release and photos, click here.

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