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The Microsoft KCI Innovation Award Event is Under Way!

by Krause Center for Innovation
Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award

The KCI announced the call for entries for the Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award just two weeks ago. KCI anticipates project entries for this year will be more exciting than ever. Microsoft has increased prize awards by over $3k! Microsoft and the KCI are proud to recognize and showcase amazing strides in leadership and achievement of each […]

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MERIT Teachers on the Move: Lisa DeLapo

by Krause Center for Innovation
MERIT Lisa DeLapo 2015

For many, the KCI’s Making Education Relevant & Interactive through Technology (MERIT) Program is a transformative experience. In fact, on day one of the cohort’s meetings, KCI Professor-in-Residence Steve McGriff, Ph.D., tells participants that they will be transformed. Often, the group stares back expressionless, since transformation not only is a big word, it’s a big […]

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MERIT 2015 Rocks the Dome

by Krause Center for Innovation
MERIT 2015

The MERIT 2015 cohort kicked of with an exuberant start July 6 with a session that introduced its 49 participants to social-emotional learning exercises. Developed by KCI Program Director Roni Habib, the exercises illustrated the value of creating learning environments that reinforce mindfulness and emotional intelligence for students. The provocative exercises were followed by a […]

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KCI Doubles Teachers’ Satisfaction with Technology Integration

by Krause Center for Innovation
Mini MERIT 2015

In 2012, the KCI launched an effort to provide tailored professional learning classes and programs to districts and schools as part of a services initiative. As of Summer 2015, the KCI has doubled the number of intensive five-day programs that we conduct for K–12 schools and districts. The KCI worked with five districts to provide […]

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KCI Welcomes New Professional Learning Network Director

by Krause Center for Innovation
Kyle Brumbaugh

Self-described ed-tech guerrilla Kyle Brumbaugh, has been chosen as the director of the new KCI Professional Learning Network. With more than 25 years of experience as a K–12 teacher and administrator, he has deep expertise in technical infrastructure and educational technology. Under Brumbaugh’s leadership, the KCI will grow its new Professional Learning Network, an initiative […]

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Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award Celebrates 15 Years

by Krause Center for Innovation
Microsoft logo

Mark your calendars now for the KCI’s 15-year anniversary celebration. Scheduled for early March 2016 at the Microsoft corporate conference center in Mountain View, the celebration will coincide with the presentation of the Microsoft/ KCI Innovation Award. Over the last decade, the KCI has celebrated innovative educators who through their work and edtech projects are […]

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FAME 2015 Supports Common Core State Standards

by Krause Center for Innovation
FAME 2015

Twenty-eight teachers, primarily from San Jose’s east side school districts, attended the FAME 2015 Summer Institute. Now in its sixth year, the KCI’s Faculty Academy for Mathematics Excellence (FAME) Program provides math teachers (grades 6–10) with new strategies and technology tools to help them implement Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. This is the […]

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Looking at Learning

by Krause Center for Innovation
Rushton Hurley

The KCI is please to announce the “Looking at Learning” series of TED-style talks by educators focused on their “aw hah” moments in education. The KCI has held two “Looking at Learning” events where dynamic KCI alumni have presented their insights. These talks will be shared over the next few months so stay tuned to […]

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Back by Popular Demand: Two Classes on Coding

by Krause Center for Innovation
MS Teacher Academies

Integrating Coding Into the K-5 Classroom and Integrating Coding into the Middle School STEM Classroom  The KCI is pleased to offer two classes that seek to demystify how to integrate computer science projects in the classroom. Integrating Coding Into the K-5 Classroom Learn the basics of coding, and gain confidence in launching computer science projects […]

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MERIT 2015 Update

by Krause Center for Innovation
Roni Habib

Competition was stiff this year for the coveted invitation to participate in the KCI’s popular Making Education Relevant & Interactive through Technology (MERIT) program. The cohort for the summer 2015 program includes just 45 Bay Area teachers who were selected from more than 100 well-qualified applicants. MERIT has a new director this year, as Diane […]

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