Fall 2016 Letter from Gay Krause and the KCI Team

by Krause Center for Innovation

Gay KrauseDear 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 schools and districts.

Over the 2015-2016 academic year, the KCI conducted 13 programs in schools and districts in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, as well as Hawaii. Over 300 teachers benefitted from these programs. These programs were in addition to our flagship MERIT and FAME programs. We also launched two new programs, one to support the new Next Generation Science Standards and the other on integrating computer science in the classroom.

Your funding of our Silicon Valley programs is essential for us to continue to serve our educators who, without such training, will not have the opportunity to grow and implement 21st century teaching and learning skills. Your funding enables our staff and our educators to continue their outstanding work, which is making a difference for students in our valley.

We are also ecstatic to welcome Elizabeth Brumbaugh as the new Teacher in Residence. Elizabeth will replace Steve McGriff, who we want to thank for his eight years of service to the KCI. Elizabeth comes to us from the Santa Clara County Office of Education as their Manager and Lead Educational Technologist. She has many years of experience as a classroom teacher, K-12 administrator, manager and national presenter at various education, leadership and technology conferences. Elizabeth is an author, multiple award-winner for her educational expertise, Google for Education Certified Innovator, and Common Sense Media Trainer. We have worked with Elizabeth on several programs at the KCI and believe she will be transformative in bringing her vast experience to Foothill College.

The newsletter highlights key activities since spring, including updates on MERIT and FAME, as well as our new programs, which illustrates how your funding has helped us expand our programs. Additionally, please watch your mailbox in October when we send out the KCI annual report.

Warm Regards,
Gay Krause and the KCI Team

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