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Teaching, Learning, Technology, & Science with the KCI

May 5, 2021

Silicon Valley educators, it’s time to take your careers to the next level with KCI’s collaborative StepUP Program.

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Reimagining MERIT for a New Era of Educators

March 15, 2021

Our vision for the MERIT21 cohort is simple: How will we teach inclusively, create authentically, and instruct with empathy so that our students can take on the challenges of tomorrow with confidence and positivity? Is MERIT21 for you? Find out here.

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Distance Learning eWorkbook Part 2 – SEL

January 25, 2021

Part 2 of KCI’s Distance Learning Adventure Bootcamp eWorkbook is designed to gameplan some of those struggles that will be seen When students begin to filter back into our schools for hybrid and in-person learning.

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Celebrating the 2021 MLK National Day of Service

January 15, 2021

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021 is the one US national holiday that is designated as a national day of service for all Americans. Even during this global pandemic, there are opportunities to give back to your community and serve those in need.

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Get Your Students Ready for the 2021 US Inauguration!

January 13, 2021

January 20th is right around the corner, and teachers have the opportunity to inform your students about the powerful tradition of officially welcoming a newly-elected US President to the office. See the KCI instructional team’s curated Choice Board for K-8 teachers to send home with their students to inspire curiosity and family conversations at this crucial moment in our national history.

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November 10, 2020

Meet four teachers who recently participated in MERIT20, KCI’s premier professional learning program. Find out how it has benefitted their students during this challenging year and provided valuable methods and tools for years to come.

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Teaching Physics & Design Thinking: A Sample Lesson from Our NGSS Instructor

June 4, 2020

Our NGSS Program Instructor, Greg Brown, has prepared a video lesson that teaches Physics and Design Thinking concepts with a simple and fun project…

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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…

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MERIT Participants

The New MERIT Program 2.0

October 10, 2019

The MERIT program launched with a new name this year: Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching. A total of 42 educators from all over the Bay Area, California, and beyond…

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Microsoft Supports CS Program & Workshops

May 6, 2019

For the last three years, KCI’s Computer Science Crash Course for Educators has been a hit with educators who want to learn more about how to integrate CS into their…

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