It’s August, which means we’re all either back in school or about to be in the next few weeks! This is always such an exciting time – setting things up for a successful year ahead and welcoming those new faces into our classrooms. We are so excited about this year, for a lot of reasons, but the first of which is our very first Back to School APPstravaganza! Register now for one or more 30min action-packed sessions on August 31st! We hope to see you for this FREE event featuring a teacher panel, student interns sharing their experiences, and a special appearance from the Congressional App Challenge.
Guardians of Heritage: Elder in Ghana
Join Heather at GaETC!
Grants for GA Teachers
The Georgia Educational Technology Consortium (GaETC) offers technology innovation grants to teachers in Georgia. Funding is given to “innovative technology projects that enhance the teaching and learning to improve student outcomes.” The opportunity to apply for a Technology Innovation Grant is open to elementary, middle, and high school teachers, media specialists, counselors, or any combination of persons within a school setting in Georgia. Five Innovation Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to support technology-based projects in Georgia. The deadline to apply is September 16. Apply here.
Minouche Turenne had been saving up for quite a while, and she cashed in big time this past school year! This Woodlands Middle School teacher (from The School District of Palm Beach County) attended multiple training sessions over the years, but circumstances always seemed to prevent her from implementing MAD-learn…until this past April and May. Minouche teaches Coding to 7th Graders and Information Technology to 6th Graders. She loves to learn new things that “will allow me to teach my students different ways to excel beyond what they can imagine. Coding is my passion which led me to MAD-learn.”
Her students’ production exploded this year:
- 36 Students created 78 apps in over more than1200 sessions,
- 50 of the apps created included at least 25 screens, and
- Most apps were made about the School, with one of them (WMS) getting published on MAD-store!
She adds, “MAD-learn has allowed my students to work independently and create an app about something that they are passionate about. It’s a great program, and I will highly recommend it to other teachers as well.” We are proud of the leadership Ms. Turenne leant to her students’ work, and we look forward to seeing what the new school year brings!
MAD-family Continues to Grow
We want to thank schools that have either renewed their partnerships with MAD-learn or are just joining our MAD-family. We are so happy to know we will be continuing our work to help students at:
- Honokaʻa High and Intermediate School (HI)
- Oceanside Schools (NY)
- South Ocean MS (NY)
- Dorchester Career and Technology Center (MD)
- Kickapoo Area Schools – CESA3 (WI)
Don’t leave without…
Jitu said of his new role, “There are lots of learning opportunities in MAD-learn, and I really want to work within a global team environment.” We are thrilled to have him join us! WELCOME TO THE TEAM JITU! We are excited to have you and look forward to helping our teachers and students be more successful with the tools that you and the whole Product Development Team continue to create for them.