RAFT believes the best way to spark the love of learning for the next generation of thinkers, innovators, problem-solvers and creators is through hands-on learning. As a nonprofit organization founded in 1994, RAFT leverages community donations and volunteer support to serve 10,500 educators each year who teach nearly 850,000 students.
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If you love our work then tell the world! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community. GreatNonprofits – the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback – is honoring highly regarded nonprofits with their 2016 Top-Rated List. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! Go here to get started!
Girl Scouts of Northern California’s STEM Team is Looking for Talented Instructors
Girl Scouts of Northern CA’s STEM team is looking for talented instructors for Camp MakeHers. The job is perfect for folks looking for a temporary job in the summer with quirky hours. If you know of educators, DIYers, hobbyists, artists, etc. who would like to work with girls this summer, please pass along the job information below, or if this is a good fit for you, apply today!
The Girl Scouts STEM team is looking for talented people who love to make. MakeHers instructors will be an integral part of a vibrant camp team that will provide girls the opportunity to be their own makers. You’ll be tinkering and creating with girls on topics including, woodworking, stop-motion animation, soft circuity and/or physical computing. You will help them realize their creativity and imagination dreams, as they uncover and develop their inner maker. MakeHers will provide you with training on how to be the best, dynamic instructor you can be. If you have a DIY mentality and want to lead girls to be strong innovators, then join the MakeHers team, and help make Camp Bothin the best place to be the whole summer long.
Dates: July 24 – July 30 (at Camp Bothin, Fairfax) + Training: June 27 – 29 (in Alameda), July 20th (at Camp Bothin, Fairfax)
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Brenda Gabel, Program Director, Partnerships, at BGabel@girlscoutsnorcal.org.
Stanford Graduate School of Education’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching – Workshops
Stanford is offering several rich and wonderful professional learning experiences for math educators this summer at the Stanford Teaching Festival. Courses and links to more information are below!
Modeling in Math for Experienced Teachers | June 13 – 17, 2016: https://cset.stanford.edu/pd/courses/modeling-in-mathematics-experienced-teachers
Inverting the Math Workshop | June 13 – 17, 2016: https://cset.stanford.edu/pd/courses/inverting-math-workshop
Building Student Reasoning Capacity | August 1 – 5, 2016: https://cset.stanford.edu/pd/courses/building-student-reasoning-capacity
Number Sense through Counting | August 1 – 5, 2016: https://cset.stanford.edu/pd/courses/number-sense-through-counting
AIM Teachers’ Circle Summer Immersion Workshop
DATE: July 11-15
Location: American Institute of Mathematics, San Jose
The AIM Teachers’ Circle summer immersion workshop is a fully funded program open to all Bay Area math teachers who are interested in spending a week immersed in mathematics, getting hands-on experience with problem solving practices, and making connections with local teachers and mathematicians. Information and applications are available here: http://www.mathteacherscircle.org/aim/workshop/
Portfolios Hold New Promise for Schools
Author: Deborah Yaffe, Published by: DistrictAdministration.com
The 3,000 students in rural Maine’s Regional School Unit 19 begin compiling electronic portfolios of their schoolwork in Pre-K, when the district issues every child a Google account. Continue reading here.
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FAB SCHOOL LABS Grant for Teachers
Northrop Grumman Foundation is on a mission to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For the second year in a row, FAB SCHOOL LABS is making five grants of up to $100,000 each available to public middle schools for their very own fabulous school lab makeover. Click here to learn more.
File Folder Games
Folder games are quick to create, inexpensive, and easy to store. They provide an engaging, developmentally appropriate way to practice skills. Games can be customized to teach any subject and feature seasonal themes.
Grades Covered: Pre-K through 8
Subjects Covered: Physical Science, Life Science, Earth/Space Science, Math, Social Studies, Language Arts
Curriculum topics: Information Classification, Memorization, Facts, Game
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