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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Visit in June to Enter Raffle!
Each time members visit RAFT in June you will receive one entry into our drawing for tickets to The Tech. There is a limit of one entry per day, tickets are available at the register as you check out. At the beginning of July we will announce winners, one member will be selected from each RAFT Bay Area site (San Jose and Redwood City), each will win 2 tickets to The Tech.
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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!
What I WIsh I Learned in High School
Author: Dr. Steven Sims, Published by: EdNETInsight.com
Student debt levels are at historic highs. For the first time in 130 years, more young adults live with parents than not. Forbes reported in a recent article that “two-thirds of young adults commit at least one credit fumble (overspending on a credit card, missing payments, or defaulting) before they turn 30″. Continue reading here.
ASCD Webinar – Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 1:00pm PST/3:00pm EDT
The ability to use metacognition is one of the characteristics of high-achieving students and a key skill that all students can learn. In this webinar, based on Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers’ ASCD book, Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas, teachers and leaders will learn how they can teach students to drive their brains.
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Master Teacher and Curriculum Developer
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Colors of Light
White light is actually a combination of different colors. This easy-to-build spectroscope creates a rainbow pattern (spectrum) by separating incoming light into its component colors. The interesting patterns it displays can be used to identify different sources of light. Experiment with a variety of colored filters and see how the images change
Grades Covered: K-12
Subjects Covered: Physical Science
Curriculum topics: Light, Color, Electromagnetic Spectrum
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