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Message from the Executive Director

Oct 1, 2018
Gaye Krause headshot

The Krause Center for Innovation experienced an exceptionally successful summer since beginning our professional development work in 2000. We have served 565 educators in 15 intensive PD programs and trainings since spring. Many of those programs are new this year. In addition to serving educators, we also conducted six technology camps for almost 100 youth,…

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MERIT 2018 Update & 2016 Retrospective

Oct 1, 2018

The MERIT program continued to shine this July as 44 educators started the 2018 program, a 10-month journey to transform their teaching. They represent districts from across the Bay Area and California. While the two-week Summer Institute is rigorous and demanding, it is only the start of the journey as participants will attend four follow-up…

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KCI Launches New CIO Program for Educators

Oct 1, 2018
CIO Program Speaker & Students

School districts across California face a critical staffing gap that can impact whether they are able to adequately prepare students for the future. To take full advantage of technology integration in the classroom, districts obviously need the infrastructure, but what is often lacking is the staff who understand both the back-end hardware and network side…

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KCI’s Popular Crash Course Hits the Road

May 15, 2018

KCI successfully conducted two Computer Science Crash Course workshops for educators last summer, sponsored by Google’s CS4HS initiative. Over 60 teachers participated and the feedback was positive with high teacher satisfaction levels. As a result, the Infosys Foundation has selected KCI’s CS Crash Course to be included as one of the offered programs at its…

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KCI Staff & Alums Recognized at National CUE Conference

May 15, 2018

Over 5,000 educators gathered in Palm Springs the week of March 12 at the annual CUE Conference. CUE is a national organization that focuses on personalized learning, technology integration, and educator leadership. The CUE conference is the oldest and largest educational technology conference in California, and among the largest in the country. Teachers, whether they…

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New Camps for Kids Scheduled This Summer

May 15, 2018

KCI offered two very successful integrated engineering camps for kids last summer, and with the opening of the KCI Makerspace, we are poised to serve an even broader audience of kids, ages 11–16, at KCI Summer Camp at Foothill College. Choosing from an offering of four camps, students will flex their creativity as they engineer…

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KCI Launches Vibrant New Makerspace

May 15, 2018

In December of 2017, KCI launched an exciting new resource for our local community, the KCI Makerspace. This space provides our community with the resources to design and “make,” using a variety of computer-aided design and manufacturing tools. The goal is to be a regional resource for many KCI constituents: Foothill College’s students and staff,…

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MERIT: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Strengthen Teachers’ Technology Skills

May 15, 2018

Applications are in for the MERIT 2018 cohort, and the instructional team, along with MERIT graduates, are blind scoring the forms to ensure that a top-notch, energetic cohort of 45-50 teachers from across the Bay Area is selected. MERIT (Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology) is open to K-14 educators of all disciplines. Each…

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KCI Develops New FAME Program for 4th & 5th Grade Teachers

May 15, 2018

KCI has conducted the hands-on, technology infused FAME (Faculty Academy for Mathematics Excellence) program since 2010. In that time, 6th through 10th grade teachers from across the Bay Area, with large numbers from east side San Jose school districts, have taken advantage of the program to increase their math content knowledge and improve their teaching…

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Local Teachers Try Their Hands at Coding & More

Sep 13, 2017

While many schools and districts are still trying to figure out how computer science (CS) activities and courses fit within the educational landscape, teachers are seeing the future and showing high interest in and enthusiasm for professional CS learning opportunities. This was certainly the case over the summer when KCI conducted two Computer Science Crash…

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