Patrick Cozens, Author at Apperson

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About Patrick Cozens

With an annoying mix of idealism tempered by a cynic's hard-won realism, Patrick serves as the Director of Marketing for Apperson. He honestly, perhaps naively, believes that education is the only true antidote to the world's ills. In some small way, he hopes his meager contributions help to increase critical-thinking, fairness and discernment so people make informed decisions for their own betterment, and the common good.
29 Mar 2017

Solutions in Ascent: Leveraging Cloud-Based Applications in Education

By | March 29th, 2017|Classroom Management, Higher Education, K12|0 Comments

Education, like most other sectors of the economy, has grappled with a vast array of new tools and technologies that have emerged over the past 10 or 15 years. Amounting to technological adolescence of sorts, the result is often an organic, ad-hoc patchwork of solutions that does not entirely appreciate nor harness the full potential [...]

7 Mar 2016

Fun STEM Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

By | March 7th, 2016|Teacher Tips|0 Comments

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your students and stay true to your curriculum goals, try these fun activities and experiments for St. Patrick's Day! Rainbow War Students investigate fractions while trying to reconstruct a rainbow and collect golden coins! Materials: Colored strips of paper (ROYGBIV) - 2 of each color for a 2 player [...]

1 Mar 2016

Happy Read Across America Day!

By | March 1st, 2016|Teacher Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is the local library your favorite place to spend an afternoon? Have you finished an entire novel in one sitting? Does the smell of books get you super excited? Book-lovers, rejoice! It’s National Read Across America Day! The holiday began in 1997 when the National Education Association (NEA) pushed for a special day to celebrate [...]

24 Apr 2015

Why Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Matters

By | April 24th, 2015|K12|0 Comments

The social and emotional learning movement continues to gain momentum. A recent study published by the Remedial and Special Education journal and covered in a release on GlobeNewswire, found that bullying by middle school students with disabilities was significantly reduced when they received lessons from the Second Step program, a social and emotional learning (SEL) [...]

24 Apr 2015

Apperson’s Online K-12 Assessment Programs Win the 21st Annual BESSIES Awards

By | April 24th, 2015|K12|0 Comments

Charlotte, N.C. – April 24, 2015 – Apperson’s Evo modules, Evo Academics and Evo Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), were named winners of ComputED Gazette’s 21st Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE Awards). The programs won Best Assessment Tool and Best Counseling Tool respectively in the Teacher Tools category. In addition, both Apperson Evo modules [...]

14 Apr 2015

Apperson’s Online Assessment Platforms Finalists for 2015 SIIA CODiE Awards

By | April 14th, 2015|K12|0 Comments

Charlotte, N.C. – April 14, 2015 – Evo Academic and Evo Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), both Apperson Evo modules, were named finalists in the 2015 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards, the premier awards for the software and information industries. Evo Academic was chosen in the Best K-12 Course or Learning Management [...]

16 Mar 2015

Unlocking the Benefits of Technology Driven Assessment

By | March 16th, 2015|K12|0 Comments

I read an article the other day about a Bluetooth toothbrush. I initially could not think of a reason to have Bluetooth in a toothbrush, but as the article went on, it made perfect sense. The toothbrush acted as an agent to improve its purpose. It was giving you feedback as to how well or [...]

27 Feb 2015

YMCA Continues Social-Emotional Learning Expansion

By | February 27th, 2015|K12|0 Comments

In yet another sign that social-emotional learning is gaining national momentum, the YMCA of the USA is planning to expand its after-school efforts that focus on building student social-emotional skills, which can lead to increased resiliency and confidence and a correlated improvement in academic achievement.  You can read this recent blog post by Kathryn Baron [...]

25 Feb 2015

Why Common Core vs “Whole Child” is a Matter of the Heart

By | February 25th, 2015|K12|0 Comments

Common Core Standards are the latest concern for teachers, administrators, parents and students. As educators wrestle with implications arising from new expectations, there is an opportunity to refocus efforts on creating the right conditions for learning as well as the right skill sets that are truly worthy of being called an educational Core. The word [...]

21 Jan 2015

Social & Emotional Learning Comes to Ebinport Elementary

By | January 21st, 2015|K12|0 Comments

Apperson’s pioneering, online-based platform for measuring student social-emotional strengths, Evo Social-Emotional, makes an impact at Ebinport Elementary School in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Several classrooms have been participating in the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) Program, which is published by Apperson as the cornerstone of its online module. This goal of this program is for [...]