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  • RAFT Hires work2future Participants: RAFT and work2future connect to focus on community support for youths seeking employment.  August 31, 2015 – Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) has employed two work2future participants as retail and kit production assistants for the ...continue
  • RAFT Receives $15,000 Grant From StopWaste: StopWaste supports Resource Area for Teaching in upcycling repurposed materials into inspiring hands-on learning tools August 11, 2015 – Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) has just been awarded a “Reuse Operating Grant” from Stop ...continue
  • New Colorado STEMworks database spotlights successful STEM programs: Expanding database connects educators to the state’s successful STEM supporters Denver, Colo. – A powerful new resource for Colorado educators, students, and STEM supporters — the Colorado STEMworks database — will make it easier th ...continue
  • Hope Services Team Up With RAFT: July 16, 2015 – Hope Services volunteer at Resource Area for Teaching to help improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT), the San Jose-based nonprofit organization co ...continue
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Quarterly News

  • RAFT Summer Quarterly Newsletter: This issue of the Quarterly Newsletter features: How RAFT honors a diverse range of educators for exceptional hands-on teaching with our quarterly Hands-On Award and the annual Robert Brownlee Award. We hope these profiles inspire you to te ...continue
  • Recognizing Exceptional Teaching: At RAFT we see examples of exceptional teaching every single day.  Educators from in and outside the classroom come through our doors and to the online store looking for ideas and resources that will help them convey complex concepts and g ...continue
  • Common Core Connections to RAFT Hands-on Teaching: Hands-on strategies will play a pivotal role in Common Core (and, later on, Next Generation Science) instruction, which emphasizes how students find answers and solutions (critical thinking, evaluation, research, etc.) rather than simply th ...continue
  • New and Coming Soon Highlights: Refresh, Restore, Reset – During these so-called lazy days of summer, we could not be busier and more focused than we are right now getting everything ready for Back-to-School, the biggest shopping time of the year for teachers. We ha ...continue

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