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Program Director Sets New Course in Making Education Relevant & Interactive through Technology

Mar 28, 2017

MERIT 2017 is gearing up to be another great opportunity for 50 Bay Area teachers. The cohort has been selected, and planning is well underway for the May start of the program. This year will also see a new program director and assistant director at the helm. Lisa DeLapo, a graduate of MERIT 2013, is…

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Next Generation Standards Change the Game for Science Education

Mar 28, 2017

It’s not news that American students lag behind their international counterparts in math and science. Math and science skills have become essential for most careers, and scientific and technological literacy is increasingly important for an educated society. These facts were the original drivers in developing the Common Core State Standards in math. Transforming science education…

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KCI Offers Integrated Engineering Camps for Kids This Summer

Mar 28, 2017

The KCI is partnering with De Anza College Community Education this summer to offer new engineering day camps for 6th through 9th grade students. The program, Mechatronics: Electronics, Mechanical Engineering and Coding, will be offered twice during July. This highly innovative engineering camp is capitalizing on the interest of both students and parents, and provides…

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FAME 2017: Maintaining the Focus on Math Tools & Methodologies for Teachers

Mar 28, 2017

For the eighth consecutive year, the KCI has received funding from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and another family foundation to continue the Faculty Academy for Mathematics Excellence (FAME) program. Since 2010, over 200 educators have participated in the intensive program that focuses on nine topics most difficult to teach and learn in the areas…

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Microsoft-KCI Innovation Awards Recognize Three Educators

Mar 28, 2017

On March 23, the Microsoft-KCI Innovation Awards were presented to three educators who are challenging students to think in new ways and thereby positively impacting their communities. Held at Microsoft, the event showcased the three award winners who submitted innovative teacher-student collaborative projects that fully integrate technology. The awards include cash prizes of $6,000, $3,000…

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