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Summer: Full STEAM ahead

Kaki Morrow / 2015-03-02

I’m pretty excited to wave goodbye to winter weather, but on that same note, it’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner.  Just this past weekend, we participated in the Spring into Summer Activities Fair; it’s evident that many parents are already planning out their summer break schedules!   While most of those plans include a brief trip to the lake or the beach, parents are also faced with a dilemma: what are our options for the remainder o... Read more.

Appleton Celebrates 10 Years

Sonia Robinson / 2014-12-09

Huntsville Education Startup Celebrates Ten Years Appleton Learning was founded in December 2004  Huntsville, AL – Appleton Learning began ten years ago as a tutoring and test prep company. Today, Appleton has evolved into a talent management provider for school districts across the Southeast. This month they will unveil their new corporate offices in the AL.com building in downtown Huntsville and celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Company founder and CEO, Glenn... Read more.

For the third time, thank you.

Sonia Robinson / 2014-09-03

Last month, Inc. Magazine announced their highly regarded list of the fastest-growing companies in America. For the third year in a row, Appleton has shared among the rankings with companies such as Under Amour, Clif Bar, Pandora, GoPro, and Tough Mudder. We wish to recognize those who make such an honor possible. Thank you to our 11 school district partners – Alabaster City Schools, Albertville City Schools, Auburn City Schools, Birmingham City Schools, Fairfield City Sch... Read more.

Update for Alabaster & Pelham Substitute Teachers

Sonia Robinson / 2014-08-08

Important contact information for all Alabaster & Pelham City Schools Substitute Teachers Current Substitutes please use the following contact information: Phone Number: 205-721-8776 Email: Birmingham@AppletonLearning.com  If you are currently NOT a substitute teacher and wish to learn more about becoming a sub, please call 855-222-0779 for more information or view the job description and submit an application here.        ... Read more.

We're Hiring: Important Employment Information

Sonia Robinson / 2014-08-07

The 2014-2015 school year is underway. Many of our school partners are heading back to the classroom this week and next week. We continue to recruit rockstars to join our team supporting our schools, teachers, and students. APPLY HERE. AVAILABLE POSITIONS: Instructional Aide Special Education Aide Substitute Teacher Afterschool Teacher School Based LPN and more! QUALIFICATIONS (see specific job description for more details): 2 years of college Proficien... Read more.

Pelham City School District Looks to Professionalize School Support Services

Sonia Robinson / 2014-06-18

Download the entire press release by clicking here. Pelham, Alabama – Pelham City Schools will begin their inaugural year with an innovative approach to staffing and extended learning. Pelham City Board of Education approved Appleton Learning’s  proposal and strategy for professionalizing school support services and named Appleton Pelham City Schools’ school solutions partner.  “Fiscal efficiency, student achievement, and quality support are key driv... Read more.

21st Century Skills for 21st Century Learners

Nick Wilbourn / 2014-06-09

We live in an ever-changing world, one in which the ways we process and engage with information is becoming increasingly digital and the jobs that we hold significantly more dependent upon technology. Today’s youth live in a time where they are surrounded by technology everywhere they go. Their world is one full of screens, and today’s children spend more time online than ever before. With technology literally at their fingertips at any time, the ways in which young people today p... Read more.

What does it mean to professionalize para-educators?

Philip Kovacs, Ph.D / 2014-05-29

Consider your strategic goals for the school year. If student achievement, fiscal efficiencies, and/or managerial improvements are in your plan then professionalizing your non-certified employees may provide you the opportunity to maximize human resources and further impact your success.     Professionalizing your school support staff means partnering with an organization that specializes in education and human capital management to provide qualified and trained personnel fo... Read more.

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

Philip Kovacs, Ph.D / 2014-05-29

Originally posted on The Washington Post blog, Top 10 skills children learn from the arts reiterates the importance of the arts in education. You don’t find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering (STEM), but here’s a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts. They serve as a reminder that the arts — while important to... Read more.

Robotics Summer Camp

Nick Wilbourn / 2014-05-29

Looking for a great way to beat the summer heat? Try robotics!   Now that summer is in full swing, so are summer camps at Appleton Learning. Several of our branches recently began their summer camps including Robotics where students of all ages can learn how to be rock star engineers with LEGO Mindstorms.   In case you’re not familiar, LEGO Mindstorms is a program in which students use software and hardware kits to build customizable and programmable robot... Read more.

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