Promethean Introduces New Professional Development Platform for Educators

Training site Learn Promethean provides an all-in-one resource center for sharpening edtech skills

SEATTLE, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To equip educators with the tools and training needed to create an engaging classroom experience and bring lessons to life, Promethean® has released an enhanced version of its professional development platform, Learn Promethean.

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The easy-to-use portal brings together all aspects of Promethean learning with an enhanced user experience for teachers and administrators alike. It provides professional development, training, and resources that help teachers integrate the entire Promethean technology suite into the classroom and can be used in school or in remote learning environments.

Specifically, Learn Promethean allows teachers to:

  • Enroll in online courses and access on-demand videos featuring the latest generation of interactive displays, the ActivPanel® Elements Series, and lesson delivery software ActivInspire® and ClassFlow®.
  • Access education-related articles that explore specific learnings and
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Worlds of Influence: Understanding What Shapes Child Well-being in Rich Countries – World

New report ranks the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway the best among EU and OECD countries for child wellbeing; and highlights substantial threats to child well-being due to the COVID-19 pandemic

FLORENCE/NEW YORK, 3 September 2020— Suicide, unhappiness, obesity and poor social and academic skills have become far-too-common features of childhood in high-income countries, according to the latest Report Card issued today by the UNICEF Office of Research — Innocenti.

UNICEF’s Report Card Series — now running for 20 years — uses comparable national data to rank EU and OECD countries on childhood. *Worlds of Influence: Understanding what shapes child well-being in rich countries *uses pre-COVID-19 data and features a league table according to children’s mental and physical health and academic and social skillset. Based on these indicators the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway rank as the top three places to be a child among wealthy countries.

“Many of the world’s

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How a former consultant started a size inclusive fashion brand

  • Carly Bigi is a former senior consultant at Deloitte Human Capital.
  • In 2017, she founded Laws of Motion, an e-commerce fashion startup that offers 99 sizes of professional clothing for women.
  • In an interview with Business Insider, Bigi shared that business school and interning at an e-commerce startup helped encourage her to leave consulting to start her own business. 
  • A consulting background helped Bigi develop skills that translated well in entrepreneurship, including the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

For some, management consulting is a stepping stone toward entrepreneurship.

That was the case for Carly Bigi, who started her career at Deloitte, a professional services firm with more than 106,000 employees worldwide.

Originally from Houston, Texas, Bigi always had an inkling that she’d build a business some day. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2012, she rose through the ranks at Deloitte —

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The Vermont Council on Rural Development launches the Vermont Community Leadership Network and Community Resource Guide

Press Release
August 27, 2020
Contact: Jon Copans, Vermont Council on Rural Development
Phone: (802) 272-0162
E-mail: [email protected]

Hundreds of Vermonters joined Senator Patrick Leahy and the Vermont Council on Rural Development for an online celebration of local leadership where VCRD announced the launch of the Vermont Community Leadership Network and the publication of the new Community Leadership Guide.

“Strong, capable, and well-supported local leaders are a critical component of Vermont’s future success,” noted VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello. “Both the Network and the Leadership Guide are targeted directly to those Vermonters trying to get big things done in their communities. Our mission is to give them some of the key tools to unleash their success, and to build a network to facilitate their collaboration and mutual support. At a time like this, as Vermont faces very serious challenges, local leadership is more important than ever.”

Building on over

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Former CIA analyst Rodney Faraon on transferring skills from CIA to Disney

In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews Rodney Faraon, a former China analyst and 15-year veteran of the CIA, about how he transferred skills he developed at the agency to a variety of roles outside of government. Faraon, now a partner at Martin+Crumpton Group LLC, also held roles at Walt Disney Company and in the film and investment industries. Faraon tells Morell about his experience briefing former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet and drafting testimony for the annual Worldwide Threats Hearing.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • From CIA to Disney: “[T]he key skills for great intelligence analysts are twofold. One is your ability to express yourself in writing or speaking or however. The other is critical thinking. So if you’ve got those two skills and you know how to apply them, every day, when when you look through what seems to be just regular data, information, news, it becomes intelligence
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Harbor Custom Development, Inc. Appoints Fortune 500 Financial Executive, Lynda Meadows, as Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Meadows Brings 25 Years of Related Real Estate Development, Financial, and Public Company Experience

Gig Harbor, Washington , Sept. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Harbor Custom Development, Inc. (Harbor or the “Company”), (NASDAQ:HCDI), an innovative and market leading real estate company involved in all aspects of the land development cycle, today announced the hiring of Fortune 500 financial executive, Lynda Meadows, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective immediately with a start date of September 21, 2020.

Ms. Meadows is a 25-year industry veteran whose impactful roles at companies such as Weyerhaeuser Company (Fortune 500 REIT), Quadrant Homes, Builders Capital and the international consulting firm, Currie & Brown, illustrate the depths of her broad experience and knowledge.

Sterling Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Harbor, stated, “It is a pleasure to welcome Lynda to the Harbor team. Her industry skills and breadth of knowledge within all aspects of homebuilding, financial

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Heiskanen, Hughes & Makar Exemplify New Player-Development Models

It is no question that the NHL’s style of play is transitioning into a fast and exciting game for all to enjoy. Gone is the “clutch and grab” era, along with other rules that were in place that slowed the game down. Even the enforcer-type player is slowly being phased out because a player can no longer be one-dimensional.

United States' Quinn Hughes
Quinn Hughes, playing for Team USA (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

If a player is going to be heavy to play against, they still have to be able to skate and contribute to the entire game, a la Tom Wilson or Ryan Reaves. This shift in style of play brings skill to the forefront, and the young guns of the league have plenty of it. Specifically, defensemen Miro Heiskanen, Quinn Hughes, and Cale Makar still find themselves in the running for Lord Stanley’s fabled Cup with their respective teams.

Skill Guys

Heiskanen

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Oracle Takes on Tech Skills Gap with Free Training

Every day we hear more about the IT skills gap afflicting companies around the world. As more businesses seek to accelerate their own digital transformations, many are finding it difficult, often even impossible, to find people with the right skillsets in cloud computing, business applications, software development—you name it. That is a major problem not just for individual companies but for the economy at large.

The issue is understandable in that technology is changing so fast that it’s hard for businesses and their employees to keep pace.

To address this critical need, Oracle University just launched an initiative to train business professionals on more than 50 technology job roles that are important to nearly every company. The new Oracle Learning Explorer program offers free entry-level training to help businesses and their employees cultivate IT skills across Oracle’s entire product stack, including: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Autonomous Database, HCM, ERP, DevOps, and

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Government lauds ITF-NECA technical skills development project

Temiloluwa O’Peters

The Federal Government has commended the ITF-NECA Technical Skills Development Project between the Industrial Training Fund and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association aimed at escalating skills development in the economy.

The Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, gave the commendation at a virtual meeting held with critical stakeholders and partners on skills development.

He directed the ITF to harmonise all operations related to skills development by all Ministries, Agencies and Departments across the country, as enshrined in the ITF Act in order to achieve greater success in technical and vocational education and training.

The ministers of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige; Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare also lauded the partnership between ITF and NECA, urging the organisations to strive towards synergy and collaboration with other stakeholders charged with skills development.

Speaking after the meeting, the Director General, ITF, Mr Joseph Ari and Director General, NECA,

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HyperSense Software Was Ranked as Top Development Partner in Romania by Clutch

BUCHAREST, Romania – September 3, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

HyperSense Software announces that it was designated a Top Development Partner in Romania by Clutch, the well-known B2B specialized platform.

Recognition of HyperSense Software’s technical capacity occurred after the early adoption of top edge development technologies like Node.js, Angular or Flutter.

The Eastern Europe based company specializes in strategic app planning, design and development of iPhone, Android and Web applications, user testing, QA, DevOps, Big Data and IoT, serving clients around the world, like Wehkamp (Netherlands), Kore, SRVR, Studio Backlot (US), ALD Automotive, DayDate (France), Playwing, Chillingo (UK), star/tac chain solutions GmbH (D).

“We couldn’t have earned this award without the help of our wonderful clients. They took time to engage with Clutch and assess our value. In a 15-minute review call, we were graded on the basis of our customer service, quality, attention to deadlines, fairness of pricing, and

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