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Microsoft-KCI Innovation Award winner receives more acolades

by Krause Center for Innovation
Innovation awards winners 2017

Winners of the Microsoft-KCI Innovation award were highlighted in an article in the San Jose Mercury News! “Moving into its second year, Sunnyvale’s Make-Her series is introducing more girls to the world of STEM and tech, and netting cash and praise along the way. Program sessions are held at the Sunnyvale Public Library. To date […]

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KCI Takes the Lead on New Makerspace Grant

by Krause Center for Innovation
Makerspace product

Where design, invention, and art meet, technology is used to create new products. The Maker Movement is increasingly gaining ground in education as it becomes clear that student interest and engagement levels rise in STEM subjects when there is access to “maker” environments and experiences. Forward-thinking schools and districts are converting unused wood shops and […]

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Next Generation Standards Change the Game for Science Education

by Krause Center for Innovation
Next Gen Standards for science

It’s not news that American students lag behind their international counterparts in math and science. Math and science skills have become essential for most careers, and scientific and technological literacy is increasingly important for an educated society. These facts were the original drivers in developing the Common Core State Standards in math. Transforming science education […]

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KCI Offers Integrated Engineering Camps for Kids This Summer

by Krause Center for Innovation
Circuit board at Engineering Camp for Kids

The KCI is partnering with De Anza College Community Education this summer to offer new engineering day camps for 6th through 9th grade students. The program, Mechatronics: Electronics, Mechanical Engineering and Coding, will be offered twice during July. This highly innovative engineering camp is capitalizing on the interest of both students and parents, and provides […]

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FAME 2017: Maintaining the Focus on Math Tools & Methodologies for Teachers

by Krause Center for Innovation
FAME topics stuck to wall

For the eighth consecutive year, the KCI has received funding from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and another family foundation to continue the Faculty Academy for Mathematics Excellence (FAME) program. Since 2010, over 200 educators have participated in the intensive program that focuses on nine topics most difficult to teach and learn in the areas […]

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Microsoft-KCI Innovation Awards Recognize Three Educators

by Krause Center for Innovation
Innovation awards winners 2017

On March 23, the Microsoft-KCI Innovation Awards were presented to three educators who are challenging students to think in new ways and thereby positively impacting their communities. Held at Microsoft, the event showcased the three award winners who submitted innovative teacher-student collaborative projects that fully integrate technology. The awards include cash prizes of $6,000, $3,000 […]

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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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