Tag: RAFT

RAFT Announces New Products and Services for Maker Education

RAFT now offers consulting, professional learning, and supplies for makerspaces San Jose, CA (PRWEB)July 26, 2016 RAFT announces a range of products and services which provide educators with professional learning and coaching, robust design-based curriculum, and upcycled materials to engage students in creative exploration and experimentation in school based makerspaces.… Read More»

RAFT Honors Marisela Ruiz-Gutiérrez with Teacher of the Year Award

Teacher of the Year Marisela Ruiz-Gutierrez and RAFT CEO Grainger Marburg

Teacher of the Year Marisela Ruiz-Gutiérrez with RAFT CEO Grainger Marburg RAFT, Resource Area For Teaching, convened more than 300 education advocates and philanthropists on Wednesday for its signature event, Unlocking Innovation, a celebration of excellence in teaching. The non-profit organization highlights the work educators are doing to find creative solutions to difficult… Read More»

Hundreds of Teachers to Convene at RAFT in Preparation for Back to School

While families are actively purchasing supplies for their children, educators are also spending the last days of summer preparing lessons and replenishing materials. RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching) expects its largest crowds of the year for its annual Back to School Event in San Jose this Friday and Saturday. Throughout RAFT’s 20-year… Read More»

RAFT Colorado Celebrates Grand Reopening in Northeast Denver

As the only organization of its kind in Colorado, RAFT’s new location provides a valuable space for educators to find hands-on, interactive resources for their classrooms.    DENVER – July 24, 2014 – Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) Colorado recently celebrated its grand reopening in a vibrant northeast Denver warehouse… Read More»

On a Mission to Bring Hands-on STEM Education to the Nation’s Students

For more than 20 years, RAFT, Resource Area For Teaching has been developing creative tools and techniques for educators to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education engaging and effective in building real-world connections and confidence in these essential subjects. With the global economy changing at a rapid pace, students… Read More»

How Parents Can Stop Summer Learning Loss

As students eagerly await summer vacation, most parents are busy planning activities to keep their children occupied during their months away from school. However, just because school is out doesn’t mean learning should stop. Summer is an ideal time for parents to take advantage of warm weather and extra time… Read More»

RAFT Welcomes New CEO, Grainger Marburg

  It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new CEO of RAFT, an organization that I have admired for many years, and now have the honor to lead into the future. Over the past several months I have expanded my understanding of RAFT through communications with… Read More»

How Kids Learn STEM

By Mary Simon, RAFT Founder and Executive Director Observing a small group of third graders learning math years ago, I was struck by their genuine engagement and curiosity using bottle caps, pipe cleaners, and other objects presented to them by their teacher to learn basic math concepts. Somehow these future… Read More»