PowerUpEDU Announces New STEAM Instruction Solution

New STEAM and Coding Courses Offer a Unique Opportunity for Student Engagement

Company Release – 4/10/2019 8:00 AM ET

Curriculum-aligned STEAM and Coding Courses Create Computational Thinkers

KENNESAW, GA – PowerUpEDU, in its relentless pursuit of cutting-edge interactive technology solutions for classrooms in the southeast, has announced an addition to its STEAM Instruction portfolio. PowerUpEDU is proud to announce the addition of SAM Labs award-winning courses in STEAM and coding. Designed by teachers and aligned to K-5 Next Generation Science Standards, these courses foster both student and teacher confidence, encourage collaboration, enable creativity and critical thinking, and cover curriculum objectives. The visual, interactive and guided lesson content provide a clear structure for every lesson.

“PowerUpEDU continues to provide the most current and compelling technology available for today’s classrooms”, said Jerry Gaillard, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. The SAM Labs STEAM and coding solutions encourage innovation and stimulate critical thinking through real-world applications. “The SAM Labs solutions are a perfect complement to our STEAM line of technology which promote inquiry-based learning”, states Gaillard.

“SAM Labs is very excited to have southeast-based PowerUpEDU adding our curriculum-aligned K-5 STEAM and coding solutions to its classroom offering,” stated Dan Deem, US Managing Director of SAM Labs. PowerUpEDU offers a diverse suite of STEAM classroom solutions, including virtual reality, 3D printing, data logging, and makerspace furnishings. “PowerUpEDU is an ideal partner for us considering our mutual focus on instruction, technology and professional development,” says Deem. PowerUpEDU does also offer professional development in addition to its interactive technology. “All of our trainers are former teachers with years of classroom experience,” states Sterling Wharton, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. “Their expertise and unique insights produce very effective pedagogical results,” says Wharton.

The SAM Labs STEAM and Coding courses are already making a difference in classrooms here in the US. Donna Hall is the Media and Technology Specialist for Ridgecrest Elementary in Largo, FL. She also supervises makerspace, encouraging students to use the space for collaboration and special projects. Donna hopes to use STEAM and coding to inspire her students, elaborating, “My focus for the makerspace has been to find different ways that kids can come in and demonstrate their understanding and have a fun time doing it too, so they get the chance to create as part of their learning day.”

About PowerUpEDU
PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company, is an award-winning education solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast. PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers, effectively bridging the gap between technology and instruction. PowerUpEDU helps improve student achievement and brings success to the classroom.

About SAM Labs
SAM Labs offers curriculum-aligned courses in STEAM and coding, empowering teachers to prepare a generation of computational thinkers. Courses provide a comprehensive teaching and learning suite, utilizing a combination of lesson content, software and hardware to give students a hands-on, minds-on experience.

For more information on PowerUpEDU’s Technology Solutions, and complete suite of offerings, please visit www.powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard
Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
debbie@powerupedu.com

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PowerUpEDU Announces New Whole Group Instruction Solution
New Interactive Playground combines Gaming, Academics & Physical Activity
Company Release – 4/3/2019 8:00 AM ET

Multi-Functional Smart Space Expands Whole Group Solution Offerings

KENNESAW, GA – PowerUpEDU, in its relentless pursuit of cutting-edge interactive technology solutions for classrooms in the southeast, has announced an addition to its Whole Group portfolio. PowerUpEDU is proud to announce the addition of the Lü Interactive Playground, a new, innovative and immersive technology that transforms the physical education environment. The Interactive Playground engages students in physical activity while integrating interactive learning lessons and pedagogical games. The integration of dynamic sound and synchronized lighting completes the immersive experience. Lu Interactive is available in three configurations and an ever-growing selection of high-quality educational gaming content.

“PowerUpEDU seeks to provide the most current and compelling technology available for today’s classrooms”, said Jerry Gaillard, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. “The Lü Interactive Playground combines the best of two worlds – physical activity and learning!” Lü’s research shows that less than 10% of children are getting the recommended daily physical activity. Combined with the stat that passive screen viewing is on the rise, a solution is needed to improve this trend.

“Lü Interactive Playground is very excited to have southeast-based PowerUpEDU adding our interactive education solutions to its robust line of leading-edge classroom solutions”, stated Vincent Routhier, CEO – Lü Interactive Playground. PowerUpEDU offers an extensive suite of whole group offerings, including all types of front-of-the-classroom technology, digital mobile podium and many peripheral items, such as document cameras, data management devices, software and professional development. “Whether a classroom is looking to upgrade to an interactive flat panel display, interactive wall or refresh their projectors, we can help,” says Sterling Wharton, co-founder of PowerUpEDU.

Students at Belgreen Elementary in Franklin County, AL, are already experiencing the benefits of the interactive playground. Superintendent Greg Hamilton espoused, “The Lü Interactive Playground not only provides health benefits, it also provides quality, learning engagement.” “The enthusiasm from the students has been exciting.” Another benefit of a system which combines physical education and learning, is the engagement of all students. It allows for inclusion of students who may not be able to participate in traditional P.E. classes.

About PowerUpEDU
PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company, is an award-winning education solutions provider for classrooms in the southeast. PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers, effectively bridging the gap between technology and instruction. Through technology and coaching, PowerUpEDU helps improve student achievement and brings success to the classroom.

For more information on PowerUpEDU’s Technology Solutions, and complete suite of offerings, please visit www.powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard
Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
debbie@powerupedu.com

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PowerUpEDU Announces New STEAM Solutions for the Classroom
Company Release – 10/4/2018 8:00 AM ET

STEAM Solutions Expand Technology Solution Offerings
KENNESAW, GA — PowerUpEDU, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for classrooms in the southeast, has announced additions to its portfolio of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Technology offerings. PowerUpEDU has selected a Virtual Reality package by ClassVR and 3DPrinting and software by Robo3D and My Stem Kits. Both are robust and complete packages, with ClassVR offering hardware, software and portal access to hundreds of curriculum-aligned lesson plans. Robo3D offers a choice of printers (compact and high performance), along with access to over 240 NGSS-aligned lesson plans. Both solutions are also notable by their ease-of-use and compatibility with existing technologies in the classroom.

“PowerUpEDU seeks to provide the most current and compelling technology available for today’s classrooms, said Jerry Gaillard, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. “Student engagement is directly linked to student success, and schools are discovering that inquiry-based learning promotes student engagement. STEAM Technology offers numerous solutions to stimulate inquiry-based learning.”

Virtual Reality and 3D Printing solutions join the PowerUpEDU STEAM portfolio that includes Portable Datalogging and Makerspace Furnishings. “The Labdisc portable datalogger by Globisens, is like having a science lab that fits in the palm of your hand,” says Sterling Wharton, co-founder of PowerUpEDU. “With 15 Built-in sensors, students can utilize indoors or outdoors, sampling and recording data for any number of experiments.”

PowerUpEDU also believes that classroom culture can be the place to start in building a STEAM lab. “Sometimes establishing a successful STEAM Lab in your school can be as simple as establishing the right culture,” says Wharton. “Our Makerspace Furnishings by CEF, offer practical, attractive and affordable options to create a culture that excites students and makes a teacher’s life easier.”

About PowerUpEDU

PowerUpEDU, a Georgia-based company (with offices in Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina) is a solutions provider focused on making a difference in education. PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that empower teachers and students with solutions and coaching that dramatically improves student performance. Connecting technology and instruction by providing the resources, professional development, services and ongoing support, PowerUpEDU effectively liberates your classroom. A liberated classroom allows teachers to teach more effectively and improve student engagement and learning.

For more information on PowerUpEDU’s STEAM Solutions, along with the entire suite of offerings, please visit www.powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard
Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
debbie@powerupedu.com

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PowerUpEDU Named Top 10 Connected Education Solution Provider for 2018 By Education Technology Insights Magazine

Kennesaw, GA, June 28, 2018 – PowerUpEDU has been recognized as a Top 10 Connected Education Solution Provider for 2018 by Education Technology Insights Magazine.

Education Technology Insights Magazine states, “The digital transformation has been embraced by forward-thinking companies to create an integrated strategy and leverage connected devices and the data they generate.”

To assist CIOs in navigating through the many Connected Education solution providers, the Education Technology Insights distinguished selection panel, comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of Education Technology Insights have selected the Top 10 Connected Education Solution Providers 2018. These 10 “forward-thinking” providers exhibit competence in delivering educational intelligence, while also driving digital transformation in a connected education setting for educational institutions and organizations.

Offering the “right ingredients”, PowerUpEDU bridges the gap between teaching and technology. Providing innovative classroom technology solutions, PowerUpEDU creates learning environments that engage students and empower teachers to create learning experiences which improve teacher-learning practices.

“We provide solutions that use in-place classroom technologies whenever possible, while at the same time ensuring the classroom is ready to connect with new and emerging trends,” says Jerry Gaillard, Co- founder of PowerUpEDU. Sterling Wharton, Co-founder of PowerUpEDU, adds “We believe that by leveraging the technology in the classroom, we can improve the results of students and lower the stress levels of teachers at the same time.”

PowerUpEDU’s solutions focus on six key areas: whole group instruction; personalized instruction; wireless classroom solutions; professional development and coaching; classroom sound, safety, and video; and STEAM instruction and curriculum. Aiming to change the way education is delivered, Gaillard states “Our goal is to make classrooms fun, interactive, and engaging, thus motivating students to come to school and enjoy the learning environment.”

To read the entire article found in the June issue of Education Technology Insights Magazine, go here: www.educationtechnologyinsights.com/magazines/June2018/Connected_Education/

Education Technology Insights has been an apex platform offering renewed understanding of the latest innovations and technologies in the Education industry arena. Education Technology Insights spearheads in highlighting education industry’s latest trends and technologies, bringing forth the ideas and unique offerings of market leaders to assist education experts in establishing institutions alike.

For more information on PowerUpEDU’s Connected Education Solutions, contact them at 888.517.3824 or info@powerupedu.com

PowerUpEDU
Media Contact: Debbie Gaillard Director of Marketing
404-596-5744, ext. 105
debbie@powerupedu.com

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 20, 2014

PowerUpEDU Announces Strategic Partnership with Tablet and Computer Management Specialist mPowered IT

Marietta, GA – PowerUpEDU, a market leader in helping schools bridge the gap between technology and instruction, today announced a strategic partnership with mPowered IT, a technology services provider specializing in tablet and computer network management.

“Having partnered so closely with both public and private schools, we found they are struggling with the deployment, security, control, and ongoing management of tablets and iPads. What educators require is a cost effective, fixed-fee option that is predictable and does not require the precious time of their teachers and administrators” said Jerry Gaillard co-founder of PowerUpEDU.

The partnership with mPowered IT brings with it a revolutionary new service called “Engage” which provides a suite of packaged services including tablet deployment and ongoing management. The partnership also makes other key IT services available that schools are clearly in need of, including computer and network support, firewall security with bandwidth management and content blocking, cloud hosting services, and backup and disaster recovery services, all for a budget friendly fixed-fee.

”We are thrilled to have entered into this partnership with the team at PowerUpEDU” said John Mamon, CEO of mPowered IT. “We have already seen great excitement from the education market about our ability to take away all of the headaches associated with deploying and managing tablets so they can just focus on creating a dynamic teaching and learning environment”.

“The ‘Engage’ program allows our schools to effectively deploy and manage tablets, keeping their focus where it matters:  using tablets to increase student achievement” added Gaillard.

For more information on the partnership or the Engage program, contact:

Jerry Gaillard                                                                                                     

jerry@powerupedu.com

29 North Park Square

Suite 200

Marietta, GA 30060

Phone: 404.596.5723

 
 
Promethean’s ClassFlow Is Now Award Winning!
Over the past several weeks ClassFlow has been the recipient of 2 major awards. The first, a 2014 ComputED Gazette BESSIE Award! The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich websites, applications and software programs that provide teachers and parents with the necessary technology to promote educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers worldwide. ClassFlow was selected as the Top Lesson Planning Website in the Teacher Tools category.
 
 
Most recently ClassFlow was awarded with the Educators’ Choice Award from the SIIA Innovation Incubator Awards! SIIA’s Innovation Incubator program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided mentorship for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content and related technologies. The Educator’s Choice Award is voted on by educators from around the world.
 
Want to know more about ClassFlow?  For Details and complimentary ClassFlow account, contact PowerUp EDU!
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Contact:  Debbie Gaillard
Debbie@powerupedu.com
Phone:  888.517.3824, 404.596.5744

 For Immediate Release

PowerUp EDU to Revolutionize the Classroom

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s,
we rob them of their tomorrow”, John Dewey

Believing every child should reach their full potential, today TPS Interactive announces a new division focused on serving the next generation’s classroom; a classroom that provides better learning results, is less stressful for teachers to lead and costs less to equip and operate.  The Powered Up classroom.

The United States has been a world leader in education for generations, but now, student test scores indicate US classroom effectiveness is falling behind other parts of the world.  Our teachers have increased challenges with new requirements, standards, and protocols.

Other industries have been transformed by utilizing technology solutions to dramatically improve effectiveness, productivity and empower its leaders. In contrast, today’s classroom is largely unchanged from the classroom of our parents and grandparents.  Today’s popular handheld devices have limited use in classrooms and are not well utilized.  Often, students are even directed to “power down” those devices at the beginning of the school day.  Schools that purchase technology only, sometimes find the products fall short of the desired outcome.  Additionally, while ideal for consumer and business environments, schools find that student-provided technology also falls short in classroom effectiveness.  Student devices may be brought into classrooms with inadequately equipped infrastructures, and teachers may lack sufficient training on the integration of that technology into a cohesive classroom solution.

PowerUp EDU simplifies the classroom by creating learning environments that dramatically improve the teachers’ ability to motivate & engage learners, to teach more effectively with reduced effort, thus improving student engagement, motivation, retention and learning.  “PowerUp EDU provides our classroom with solutions, not just technology or products.  The solutions provided in their EDUTalk training series enable teachers to better engage students, focus on individual student needs & help reduce the teacher’s cognitive overload at the same time” said Tamara Spafford, Executive Director of The LionHeart School.

PowerUp EDU is bridging the gap between technology and instruction for more positive results in today’s classroom.  PowerUp EDU is a One Stop Shop for consulting, professional development and integration of systems technology into cohesive solutions for today’s classroom, more effectively leveraging the power of individualized and personalized learning at a lower cost than other alternatives.

Contact PowerUp EDU 404.596.5744, 888.517.3824 or visit PowerUpEDU.com for more information.

 

PowerUp EDU is a Georgia-based interactive technology company that has assisted hundreds of schools, commercial and government accounts nationally with consulting, interactive technology integration and professional development.  TPS Interactive will continue to provide interactive technology and training solutions in the government and commercial markets.

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