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PowerUp WHAT WORKS Resources for Students with Disabilities Now Available in OpenEd Resource Library


Los Gatos (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Today OpenEd, creator of the world’s largest online collection of standards-aligned resources, announced that PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities are now available in its library.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, PowerUp WHAT WORKS at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more to enhance learning for students with diverse needs, and to personalize learning with technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

“PowerUp WHAT WORKS is excited to collaborate with OpenEd to bring together great resources for teachers, students and teacher trainers who seek best practices and guidance on how to enhance teaching and learning with technology,” said Tracy Gray, project director for PowerUp. “This is the perfect digital partnership to help busy educators and their students find the most appropriate resources to meet the diverse needs of their students in and outside of the classroom.”

Cindy Gould, a reading teacher at North Situate Elementary School in North Situate, Rhode Island, exemplifies the thousands of teachers around the country who turn to PowerUp for instructional resources. She said, “The resources at PowerUp are endless! I have been a frequent visitor to the site, always looking to lift my professional practice to the highest level. For me, PowerUp makes it possible to stay on the cutting edge of best practice.”

PowerUp’s resources are available to the 175,000 teachers using OpenEd. The collaboration benefits teachers by:

Enabling them to use customize materials, such as instructional strategies, case studies and tech tips, to both enhance and guide lesson planning;
Providing them with a powerful and effective way to reach all students, including students struggling and those with disabilities; and
Supporting their efforts to create instructional content to meet the needs of every students.

In addition, PowerUp’s resources on OpenEd encourage the integration of technology tools to personalize instruction and translate ULD principles into practice.

“PowerUp fits perfectly with our mission to bring quality, technology-enabled, Common Core-aligned resources to teachers, students and parents,” said Adam Blum, CEO of OpenEd. “As the only site that drives instruction from its free formative assessment bank, OpenEd’s technology will now recommend these resources to students based on assessment results.”

About OpenEd

OpenEd was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing teachers with access to the best educational resources for their students, with a focus on finding the right resources to teach the Common Core State Standards. To accomplish this important goal, OpenEd built the world’s largest catalog of lesson plans, assessments, homework assignments, educational videos and games. OpenEd is committed to keeping the majority of its content available to educators around the world. For more information, visit http://www.opened.com.

About PowerUp WHAT WORKS

PowerUp WHAT WORKS, located at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), is a free online resource that supports educators to help struggling students and those with disabilities leverage the power of technology to enhance teaching and learning to meet Common Core State Standards. For more information, visit http://www.powerupwhatworks.org.







Bad Credit Auto Lender Now Offers Auto Loans with No Co-Signer to Students in the Phoenix Area


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 26, 2014

Most people assume students with bad credit or no credit cannot get an auto loan without a co-signer. This isn’t the case anymore. With the help of Complete Auto Loans, students in the Phoenix area are now getting instant approval auto loans. The only requirement for these applicants is they much make at least $ 350 per week.

https://completeautoloans.com/application-form/ – Get approved for a car loan in as little as 60 seconds.

Now with the help of the trusted online lender students can get an auto loan in as little as 60-seconds. Visit Complete Auto Loans’ website and fill out the online application. Once the application has been filled out, Complete Auto Loans will match the applicant with a local area lender that can provide them with the best loan available.

All applicants are also encouraged to check their credit score using the complimentary credit score tool. Applicants have been able to save thousands of dollars on their loan by using the tool. Once the application has been filled out applicants are given the opportunity to check their score. For more information visit Complete Auto Loans’ website.

About Complete Auto Loans

Complete Auto Loans is a Seattle-based company that is dedicated to helping their customers acquire national car financing. They design and develop customized no credit financing, bad and good credit loans. Voted the best for “Quality Customer Service” and “Best National Service” by thousands of people, their finance experts focus on providing their customers with the following: information and tools available for different loan offers, how to choose the best loan that fits their budget, as well as related eligibility guidelines.







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Indianapolis Organization Tangram Supports Students Seeking Employment this Disability Employment Awareness Month

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) October 24, 2014

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and latest unemployment numbers tell us that the national unemployment rate for individuals with a disability is close to double the rate of individuals without a disability.

To Scott McGuire, a graduating senior at the University of Indianapolis with severe dyslexia, these numbers hit closer to home. McGuire is looking forward to finding a job and living on his own after graduation, but now the same disability that made school a challenge may keep him from getting being employed. Thankfully, the solution to his employment may come from the same place as his academic success.

McGuire has found help through a life coach, Megan, who works with him through Tangram, a local organization committed to supporting individuals with disabilities. Megan understands his individual goals and has helped him develop individualized plans to meet his goals and take on his future. McGuire describes Megan as someone who partners with him and helps him find strategies to be successful academically and in other areas of life.

“She’s helped me with diet, health, academics and setting goals. She helps me do want I need to have an independent and happy life,” McGuire says.

Steve O’Dore, the head of Tangram’s life coaching program, says Tangram’s program helps fill in the gaps for students with disabilities so they can be successful and independent after they’re finished with school. Tangram life coaches are available to students like Scott through a grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The grant funded services for 5 high school students and 5 middle school students in the Indianapolis area.

McGuire knows that finding a job after graduation will not be easy, but with Megan’s help, he’s taking steps now to ensure his transition is successful.

About Tangram

Tangram has served individuals with disabilities for over 30 years. Tangram Life Coaching helps support individuals with a disability by creating distinct plans based on individual goals, whether they are related to employment, living independently or overall health and wellness. Tangram helps build better businesses through a commitment to diversity.







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Farrells eXtreme Bodyshaping Gets Parkers Students Healthy and in Shape


Parker, CO (PRWEB) October 25, 2014

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping’s high school program was launched this past spring with Legend High School and just started back up for the new school year. Farrell’s donates their time and coaches by offering PE classes during school, as well as after-school classes for the athletes preparing for their respective seasons to kick off. Farrell’s is working closely with Legend’s PE teacher, football, wrestling and cheerleading coaches and offers a unique approach using martial arts based classes to get the kids into shape.

“Cross training is so important for high school athletes today.  Farrell’s provides cross training, core training, and strength training in a team building atmosphere for high school athletes,” said Legend High School’s principal, Jason Jacob.

Farrell’s owner and head coach, Chad Davis said, “If we work with them when they are young, they will have so many more opportunities in life to do what they want. The program isn’t just about producing better athletes, but helping kids gain the confidence to achieve whatever it is they want in life. It could be about riding a bicycle or losing weight, it doesn’t matter; our program is here to make a difference in these kids’ lives.”

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping offers a 10-week program which combines four essential elements needed to make changes in one’s body shape: cardiovascular exercise to burn fat, strength training to build muscle, a nutrition plan to help one eat healthy and instructors and coaches to keep clients encouraged throughout the journey.

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is located 11280 South Twenty Mile Road, Suite 108, Parker, CO 80134. For more information about their high school program, please call (720) 376-9548.

About Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping is a results based fitness program for participants of any age, lifestyle, sex or athletic ability. The program was developed by Lance Farrell, a long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher. It was developed specifically to combat obesity and to help people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for regular people who aren’t interested in sparring or contact drills.

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