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Where the stories and people of the KCI community come together to learn, share, and connect
Getting Started with Coding in the Classroom

Getting Started with Coding in the Classroom

May 30, 2022

Computer coding has long been seen as a valuable skill for students. But teachers are often stumped on where to begin. From which coding language to start with to first…

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MVHS Campus

Monta Vista High School Works to Solve Community Problems Through Design Thinking

May 2, 2022

During the 2020-2021 school year, a group of Monta Vista High School educators and staff came together as students were returning to the classroom with the idea of creating an…

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Makerspace in Action, KCI

Supporting Prototyping and Creativity in Education with KCI

April 22, 2022

Let’s face it: this has been an incredibly difficult year for educators. Constantly shifting policies, complex working conditions, and a demand to “return to normal” with a student population that…

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Cristin and Ed KCICast Episode 8

The Cristina and Ed STEAM Show

April 14, 2022

  In Episode 8, we get to hang out with Cristina Bustamante and Ed Campos of the KCI STEAM Leadership Program. These two rascals designed the STEAM Leadership Program in…

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Celebrating Ed Campos and his “Stories with Style” Project

Let’s Celebrate Ed Campos and his “Stories with Style” Project

March 31, 2022

“Where are the dopamine hits in your classroom?” is a quote by Zaretta Hammond that Ed referenced in a recent presentation at the CISC Conference in Monterey, CA when he…

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KCI Cast with Kristin Oropeza

KCI Community Showcase Featuring Kristin Oropeza

March 22, 2022

In this episode, Cate interviews Kristin Oropeza as she shares about her MERIT 21 experience. Kristin shares her unique skills as a Special Education teacher, Technology TOSA, professional learning leader,…

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CA PORTS Program Brings California Parks Into the Classroom

CA PORTS Program Brings California Parks Into the Classroom

March 22, 2022

The CA PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students) Program is an award-winning distance learning program that has served K-12 teachers, students, and education partners with live, interactive video-conference…

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