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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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Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards: MADE Science

by Krause Center for Innovation
MADE Science

With the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the way science is organized and taught in K-12 schools will fundamentally change. KCI sees the implementation of the NGSS opening the doors to a new world of science education by allowing students even more opportunities to experience project based, hands-on learning. Thanks to a program […]

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FAME 2016: Giving Teachers a Choice

by Krause Center for Innovation
FAME 2015

The KCI is pleased to announce that the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and other family foundations are continuing their support for the Faculty Academy for Mathematics Excellence (FAME) program. In its seventh year, FAME is a Common Core based professional learning program that focuses on the most difficult pre-algebra, algebra, and transformational geometry concepts to […]

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MERIT 2016 Preview

by Krause Center for Innovation
Roni Habib at MERIT

The MERIT 2015 cohort has just graduated and planning for MERIT 2016 is well underway. “I’m incredibly excited about the MERIT 2016 instructional team and the cohort of participants who will join us for a year of personal and professional growth,” stated Roni Habib, MERIT Program Director. The 2016 instructional team consists of teachers, ed-tech […]

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Google Sponsors New KCI Computer Science Program for Educators

by Krause Center for Innovation
Scratch Coding Logo

It’s a given that today’s students need technology skills to be competitive in the global economy. Increasingly, corporate leaders state they cannot find the talent needed to fill technical jobs. While computer science is only one high-tech field in the news, it is particularly pertinent for the Bay Area. A few companies are doing something […]

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KCI shines at CUE National Conference in Palm Springs

by Krause Center for Innovation
Gay Krause with Ray Chavez, President of the CUE Board of Directors

This March 7,000 educators from across California and beyond journeyed to Palm Springs for the annual Computer Using Educators (CUE) National Conference. The CUE conference is the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and among the largest in the United States. During the three-day event, the KCI team was on hand to conduct […]

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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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