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Connect to other educators asking questions, seeking innovation, and changing lives just like you.

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SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY
SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY

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Who is KCI?

The Krause Center for Innovation is a nonprofit professional learning organization that partners with individual educators, school districts, county offices, and strategic partners to change the way educators learn. We develop responsive state certificate programs and workshops in educational technology, STEAM education, and online / blended learning. Our grant-funded Makerspace, located in Los Altos Hills on the campus of Foothill College, showcases the flexible and creative mindset of KCI’s approach to professional learning.

Student Design Thinking and Equity Projects

The Equity Deconstructed STEAM research class was launched for the 2021-2022 school year by seven Monta Vista High School educators in Fremont Union High School District. Students chose their own research topic and created their project using the Stanford d School’s Design Thinking Process, which includes conducting empathy interviews with community members and peers.

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Certificate Programs

Immersive learning experiences for educators who want to take their careers to the next level. Typically, programs start with a week of intensive learning followed by online classes and periodic group events. Certificate and college credits / CEUs.

Our Workshops

One day or short series, designed to quickly share skills you can use right away. No credits.

Our Community

Typically a few weeks long, these classes are designed especially for trained educators and requires registration at Foothill Community College. College credits / CEUs.

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KCI Wants to Help You Make It Happen

Sep 23 2022

KCI Wants to Help You Make It Happen
The past few years have been characterized by the uncertainty of what the future holds and many hoped ...
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KCI Helps Make Cybersecurity Accessible for Educators

Sep 22 2022

KCI Helps Make Cybersecurity Accessible for Educators
This October marks the 19th year of raising awareness around cybersecurity issues. Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative founded ...
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Online Learning Continues to Trend Among Students and Learners

Sep 15 2022

Online Learning Continues to Trend Among Students and Learners
It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted how students, educators, and even employers conduct their studies ...
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Letting Assistive Technology Do Its Job

Sep 13 2022

Letting Assistive Technology Do Its Job
This summer, in between weeks at camp, activity workbooks, and crafts that now litter our kitchen table, my ...
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Self Care Isn't Selfish - Teachers Need SEL Too!

Sep 5 2022

Teachers Need SEL Too!
As educators, we, too often, put the needs of others before our own. We often forget or intentionally ...
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#MERIT22 Brings HyFlex Learning to KCI

Jul 25 2022

#MERIT22 Brings HyFlex Learning to KCI
Since 2001, the MERIT Program has been a staple at The Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College ...
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Getting Started with Coding in the Classroom

May 30 2022

Getting Started with Coding in the Classroom
Computer coding has long been seen as a valuable skill for students. But teachers are often stumped on ...
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Gay Krause receives PTA Award

May 9 2022

Gay Krause is Honored with California PTA Golden Oak Service Award
Gay Krause received the Golden Oak Service Award, May 2022 from the Los Altos - Mountain View Council ...
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KCI Cast with Katie McNamara

May 9 2022

KCI Community Showcase Featuring Katie McNamara
In Episode 10, Cate chats with OBI and MERIT alumnus, Katie McNamara, about her work as a Teacher ...
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Increasing Teen Nutrition and Produce Consumption Through Cultural Recipe Interventions

May 3 2022

Increasing Teen Nutrition and Produce Consumption Through Cultural Recipe Interventions
Why? Frequency of produce consumption is one of the most accurate methods of assessing nutrition quality, an indicator ...
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Combating Social Media’s Effects on Body Dysmorphia

May 2 2022

Combating Social Media’s Effects on Body Dysmorphia
Many social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook continue to promote negative content for those susceptible to eating ...
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Affordable Housing Awareness

May 2 2022

Affordable Housing Awareness
The median home price in Cupertino is $800,000, which is $300,000 more expensive than the median home price ...
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I was able to understand how to use phenomena to teach science lessons and encourage students to think and wonder about common occurrences.
Neena Pathak, Millard Elementary
Neena Pathak, Millard Elementary

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