MAD-news for December: Time to celebrate!

Hi Guest,

After having won a Gold Award at the prestigious Stevie Awards in New York City last month, we are thrilled to share with you our final MAD-news of the year for December.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and take the opportunity to disconnect from technology and truly be with those you love. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, and Happy New Year 2020! I will be ringing in the new year at a roaring 20s themed event in downtown Atlanta and can’t wait to begin another year of wonder, hope, excitement, passion, and inspiration with you.

See you in the New Year!

Alefiya Master

Founder & CEO

Streamlined Dashboard Options & Video Tutorials

You may notice a bit of a change in the look of your Dashboard, specifically in the three options for beginning the app building process. Idea boards are now started by selecting “Ideas”, mind maps are accessible via the “Plans” button, and “Apps” takes you directly to your list of apps.

The video tutorials, can be viewed by clicking the Video icon in the upper right corner of the dashboard. Be sure to check out these short videos to help you create your phenomenal apps!

We won Gold at the Stevies

MAD-learn has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best New Product of the Year category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a dinner event attended by more than 550 people at the Marriott MarquisHotel in New York City. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Best New Product of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year. MAD-learn won in the Best New Product of the Year- Consumer Products category. 

MAD-teacher of the Month

Anamaria Dragoi has been a strong supporter and reliable point person throughout MAD-learn’s long partnership with the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN). She manages the iHub, center of the district’s educational technologies initiatives, where MAD-learn has conducted both teacher trainings and student workshops over the past five years.

Additionally, Anamaria is an advisor on CONNECT – Canada’s largest educational technology conference advisory panel, allowing her, in her words, “to advocate for the role and importance of education technology in students’ cognitive development, system-wide implementation and impact on the community growth.” We at MAD-learn are looking forward to our continued involvement with this exciting event! Her interest in technology has inspired her to become a passionate leader in promoting educational technology, creating a complete eco-system sought by schools, systems and the community. With 20 years of combined business and academic experience, alongside being an Ontario Certified Teacher, Anamaria has significantly contributed to local, regional and international education development. Furthermore, she has extended expertise working directly with students and teachers, district leaders, postsecondary institutions, startups and industry officials throughout the region and across the border. We appreciate her dedication to all of the entities she serves. She is a driving force in Ontario’s place in the EdTech world!

List of MAD-schools Continues to Grow

We want to thank all of the 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:
  • Auburn Public Schools (NE)
  • Wellington Landings Middle School (FL)
  • Code Whiz (UK)
  • Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES (NY)
  • MacKinnon Middle School (NJ)
  • Cobb County Schools (GA)
  • Patchogue-Medford Schools (NY)

… checking out these amazing students who participated in Hour of Code workshops with us last week during the International Computer Science Education Week!

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