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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

With a look of concern, Ella raised her hand and asked, “I want to ask my partner a question but I don’t want to be rude.” She continued, “I noticed most of the girls in Kenya have really short hair. I want to ask my partner if that style is popular or if there’s...Read more ›
Professional Development: The Next Generation pt 1

Professional Development: The Next Generation pt 1

“Professional Development” has a negative connotation for many teachers. In other professions, professionals are hungry for training on the latest techniques, mindset and tactical approaches. NASCAR Pit Crews get training. If they fail to get a tire changed in...Read more ›

Herding Robots – the life and times of a robotics coach

Herding Cats This academic year I have been a coach for a First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team; as the father of a high school student, I stepped in to fill a void – and to spend time with my son I am one of two coaches – Jan is another parent (and a now-retired professor)...Read more ›

Breaking Into Breakout EDU

What exactly is this Breakout EDU thing I keep hearing about? You may have heard about escape rooms, where you pay someone to lock you and your friends in a room and you must collaborate to solve puzzles within the time limit in order to escape. People do this for...Read more ›

Look Into the Future Ready

Future Ready SchoolsⓇ (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts, whether public, private, or charter, move quickly toward preparing students for success. Schools that are Future Ready are those with empowered teachers,...Read more ›