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  • Girl Scouts Installs Drought Friendly Plants at RAFT: September 30 – Girl Scouts troop #61010 returned to Resource Area for Teaching(RAFT) to plant a drought-friendly butterfly garden. The garden will be displayed in front of the organization’s office entrance in San Jose, California. ...continue
  • RAFT Hosts Professional Development Workshops:   RAFT teams up with to offer free workshops to assist in teaching computer science. Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) is offering free technology classes designed by, who will cover all workshop costs. The workshops will ...continue
  • 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
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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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