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Now Is the Time to Become the Teacher You’ve Wanted to Be

April 16, 2020

As teachers, we are not always comfortable venturing into the unknown, but this is the perfect opportunity to do just that! Teaching and learning cannot be done as they have been in our classrooms, so don’t expect it to look the same. Now is the time to try out some of those online tools or…

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Makerspace employee and Foothill College student, Jon Armer, works on prototype of PPE headband

KCI Makerspace Prints Face Shield Headbands for Local Healthcare Providers

April 6, 2020

Krause Center for Innovation, part of the Foothill DeAnza Community College District in Los Altos Hills, California, is taking on the fight against personal protective equipment PPE shortages. Since the March 14 closure of KCI’s physical offices, located at Foothill College, makerspace staff have been busy developing partnerships, procuring materials, and prototyping products. The makerspace’s…

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Summer Teaching Position

April 2, 2020

The Krause Center is hiring for a part-time, summer teaching position at the Summer DeAnza College Academy! The teacher would teach three sections of 3D Design and Modeling and one section of Product Design and Marketing. The dates for the program are June 15 – July 10. The compensation is up to $7185. Contact the Director…

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A Message from Gay Krause

March 26, 2020

I hope that each of you and your families are staying safe and healthy. The Krause Center for Innovation on the Foothill Campus is closed, but our staff is working from home offices connected through technology and providing our classes online and initiating amended methods to continue our work. Like you, we read the countless…

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KCI Makerspace Offers Community Memberships

October 10, 2019

Come exercise your creative maker skills at the KCI Makerspace, a prototyping lab providing our community with the resources to design and make using a variety of computer-aided design and manufacturing tools. We serve a range of constituents: Foothill-De Anza District students and staff, local area educators and the broader San Mateo and Santa Clara…

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Computer Science Programs Continue to Draw Educators

October 10, 2019

KCI recognized the need for computer science professional development programs over four years ago, even as schools and districts were still trying to determine how CS fits within their curriculum offerings. Last September, the State Board of Education adopted California’s first-ever computer science standards. Although not mandatory, these standards are expected to increase the number…

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KCI Conducts Three Summer Math Programs

October 10, 2019

KCI tripled down on math professional learning programs for educators this summer, with programs geared for 4th-5thgrade teachers, 6th-10thgrade teachers, and a new audience of preservice teachers, earning teaching credentials at San Jose State University. First up, the EMPowered program took place July 12-19, led by experienced math teachers Cristina Bustamante (KCI’s math programs director) and…

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KCI’s NGSS Program Supports the New Standards for Science

October 10, 2019

Clunk! Swish! Tong… TONG! These are the sounds participants in the KCI NGSS Program hear as they bump ordinary clothes hangers, connected to short pieces of string, against  different surfaces in the classroom. After two minutes of self-directed exploration, the students are “hooked” by this phenomenon! Questions begin to form: Why are the sounds so…

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KCI Makerspace Coordinator Program a Hit

October 10, 2019

Over fifty people are on track to receive their Makerspace Coordinator Certificates after the KCI held three, week-long intensives this summer. The Certificate marks the completion of 18 units of coursework, and is one of only two in California that is state approved. Participants hailed from all over California and came from many diverse backgrounds,…

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