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Fall 2016 Letter from Gay Krause and the KCI Team

by Krause Center for Innovation
Gay Krause

Dear KCI Donors and Friends, We can’t believe we are in the home stretch for 2016! It has been an incredibly busy year for the KCI. KCI graduates have not only made transformational changes in their teaching practices, but many have developed leadership skills and are changing their responsibilities to new leadership positions in their […]

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Mini MERITs Deliver Outstanding Professional Development

by Krause Center for Innovation
Mini MERIT participants

What do Alum Rock, Campbell Union High, Moreland, Santa Clara Unified, Mountain View Whisman, Belmont Redwood Shores, Union, Palo Alto Unified, and Franklin-McKinley school districts have in common? Each one is investing in its educators to support the development of their technology-integration skills and student-centered learning strategies. It’s an investment strategy made possible by funding […]

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KCI Teams Up With Hawaiian Educators in STEM Learning Partnership

by Krause Center for Innovation
KCI educators partners with STEM Learning Partnership in Hawaii

The KCI received a two-year science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning partnership from the Hawaii Community Foundation this spring. Five KCI educators, led by KCI Executive Director Gay Krause, traveled to Waikoloa and the University of Hawaii at Hilo to share instructional best practices with 75 educators. The rigorous programs were designed to provide […]

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IISME, Google Partner with KCI to Launch Computer Science Program for Educators

by Krause Center for Innovation
MS Teacher Academies

Parents, educators, administrators and technology titans are demanding that computer science be taught in K–12 classrooms. According to CODE.org, nine of ten parents surveyed want their children to study computer science, yet only one in four schools offer students computer programming classes. In California, only 357 high schools offer AP computer science courses. Not only […]

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Building Social-Emotional Skills & Confidence: MERIT 2016

by Krause Center for Innovation
MERIT 2016 group photo inside the KCI cafe

The KCI has conducted its flagship, intensive professional learning program, Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology (MERIT) since 2001 to overwhelmingly positive feedback. Ever evolving, each year MERIT seeks to challenge educators to find their technology mojo, not for technology’s sake, but to radically change how they teach and how students learn. This year, […]

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KCI’s New MADE Science Program Helps K–12 Teachers Embrace Next Generation Science Standards

by Krause Center for Innovation
Woman viewing through her smartphone an image shown through a mini telescope held up to her smartphone for MADE Science

Just as school districts grappled with adopting and implementing the Common Core State Standards for math, they now face another implementation challenge with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which will fundamentally change how science is taught in K–12 schools. But teachers and administrators have an ally in conquering the NGSS challenge: Relevant professional development […]

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FAME’s In-Person & Online Sessions Deliver High-Quality Professional Development in Different Modalities

by Krause Center for Innovation
People recording measurements of the position of a ball on the floor

The KCI unveiled an ambitious agenda for the FAME Program this summer by giving teachers a choice between a fully in-person program or a hybrid program. The blended section was developed from the original FAME curriculum, and both programs are Common Core-based. Each emphasized teaching and learning solutions for difficult pre-algebra, algebra, and transformational geometry […]

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KCI Brings a Bit of Silicon Valley to Jakarta Educators

by Krause Center for Innovation
Powerpoint title slide of the workshop From Silicon Valley to Indonesia Teaching and Learning with Technology

In partnership with the Foothill College International Student Program, the KCI provided training to 20 Jakarta educators, as well as 110 members of the Indonesian Ministry of Education this summer. This international instructional exchange was supported by the Sampoerna Foundation of Indonesia. The two-day seminar showcased educational-technology options and teaching practices for instructors from 20 […]

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2016 Microsoft-KCI Innovation Award Winners

by Krause Center for Innovation
Ravenswood Makerspace Collaborative

The Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award honors three exemplary, innovative teacher-student collaborative projects that fully integrate technology and benefit the Silicon Valley educational community. The first place award is $6,000, while the second place entry receives $4,000, and the third $2,000. All three winners were honored at the Award Recognition Event on March 23, 2016. First Place: […]

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KCI Joins Google for Education Professional Learning Partner Program

by Krause Center for Innovation
Google for Education Partner logo

Part of KCI’s overall mission is to introduce teachers to technology that is low or no cost. This provides them with tools their students can use at school and beyond. Over the past several years, KCI classes and programs have included Google Tools because they are easy to use and freely available to teachers and […]

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