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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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New Design-Thinking Program: KCI Partners with Tech Museum

by Krause Center for Innovation
Ravenswood Makerspace Collaborative

One of the key goals of the KCI is to develop new programs that complement new technologies that can further support educational innovation. To that end, the KCI and the Tech Museum of Innovation have partnered to offer a 30-hour professional learning program that guides educators through the design-thinking process. A problem-solving strategy developed by […]

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MERIT Teachers on the Move: Cassandra Pereira

by Krause Center for Innovation
MERIT Cassandra Pereira

People often assume that younger teachers must be tech experts – completely comfortable using technology in their classrooms. After all, they’ve grown up using technology. They’d never dream of leaving the house without a smart phone, and they juggle devices with ease. However, after watching younger teachers experience the KCI’s Making Education Relevant & Interactive […]

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FAME 2015 Update

by Krause Center for Innovation
FAME 2015 Update

The KCI’s Faculty Academy for Mathematics Excellence (FAME) program recently received funding for its sixth year from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the House Family Foundation. While FAME has always focused on improving teachers’ math content knowledge and building confidence using technology, last year the KCI shifted the program’s direction by partnering closely with […]

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Microsoft/KCI 2015 Innovation Awards Applaud K–12 Innovative Instruction

by Krause Center for Innovation
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The Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) honors the outstanding achievements of K–12 teachers and their students who are using technology to improve the quality of education in Silicon Valley. The KCI again partnered with Microsoft this year to recognize the achievements of forward-thinking teachers at the annual Microsoft/KCI Innovation Award reception, which was held at […]

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KCI Debuts New Coding Professional Development Course for K–5 Teachers

by Krause Center for Innovation
Students in classroom

Just last month the KCI introduced its Integrating Coding into the K-5 Classroom course. Designed to help teachers learn the basics of computer coding and develop the confidence to begin launching computer science projects in their classrooms, the new class emphasizes integrating coding into existing math, science, art, history and language arts curricula. This hands-on […]

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Reflection: Fifteen Years of Change & Innovation

by Krause Center for Innovation
KCI Programs

Think back to 2000 when desktop computers were the norm, software and hardware were expensive and K–12 classrooms featured traditional row seating. That same year, the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) began transforming teaching and learning for Silicon Valley educators and community members. In its 15-year history, the KCI has become Silicon Valley’s first choice […]

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New Photo Exhibition Opening at the KCI Gallery

by Krause Center for Innovation
Collective Vision Photo Gallery Show

KCI GALLERY OPENING Collective Vision: The Foothill College Photographic Portfolio Exhibition April 15 – June 1, 2015 Opening Reception Wednesday, April 15, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Contact: Kate Jordahl Email: jordahlkate AT fhda DOT edu Phone: (650) 949-7318 Foothill College presents Collective Vision: The Foothill College Photographic Portfolio Exhibition. This show features the work of […]

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Award Winning Tech Program Makerspace Collaborative

by Krause Center for Innovation
Makerspace

Don’t forget, KCI is participating in Silicon Valley Gives, May 5th. Please click this link and share it with friends. http://svgives.razoo.com/story/Krausecenterforinnovation Makerspace allows students to take control of their own teaching and learning. It started in the private sector with Maker Faire Events where “makers” of all ages come to the faire to show what […]

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Award Winning Tech Program Healthy Choices Weeks

by Krause Center for Innovation
Healthy Choices Weeks

Don’t forget, KCI is participating in Silicon Valley Gives, May 5th. Please click this link and share it with friends. http://svgives.razoo.com/story/Krausecenterforinnovation What are high school students in Cassandra Pereira’s class saying about Healthy Choices Weeks? “This was one of our first big projects that went past ourselves. The content had to mean something to the […]

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