We’re sending a little love your way on this President’s Day! If you haven’t already entered our Birthday Giveaway, make sure you do so today. Last month’s winners were Noreen Matias from NJ and Heather Miller from GA.
Founder & CEO
MAD-learn is pleased to add a new team member, Anshu Singh! Anshu is the newest addition to our product development team and will work closely with the team to support the release of new features and functionality for students and teachers. Anshu joined the team as a QA (Quality Assurance) intern several months ago and quickly established himself as an intelligent and enthusiastic contributor.
“I feel grateful and happy to get a chance to work with the MAD-learn family. Thank you all for your LOVE, SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT,” says Anshu.
MAD-store Publication and Ideation Guidelines
We have often shared how much we value the input from teachers and students regarding the development of MAD-learn’s curriculum and app building tool. One of the latest tutorials was conceived on a suggestion from Calvin Jordan, a teacher at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. Calvin teaches Entrepreneurship/AV Technology/Business Information Management. He suggested that a detailed overview of the “MAD-store Publication Guidelines” would be helpful for both teachers and students to view before submitting a request to begin the approval process. This detailed view has been added to the “Testing” videos, making the process a lot clearer. You can check it out on our YouTube channel, here.
Diana Robles, MAD-teacher at Harding Township Elementary (NJ) also created a useful document to help students with their process of ideation. Her “Ideation Guide” is included in the “Background” section of the Ideate curriculum resources! For direct access, click here. Thanks, Diana, Calvin, and everyone who helps make MAD-learn better every day!
MAD-learn Curriculum Alignment to CSforALL
CSforALL’s mission is to make high quality computer science an integral part of the educational experience of all K-12 students and teachers and to support student pathways to college and career success. The CSforALL team has deep cross-functional expertise in CS education that includes policy work at the local, state, and national levels, school and district innovation, teaching, and research. Here is a link to our curriculum overview, presented in their database.
MAD-teacher of the Month
Duval County Schools’ GEAR UP School Counselor is this month’s MAD-teacher of the Month! Traci Zamor is a graduate of the University of South Florida and has been in the field of education for 15 years. Traci supports GEAR UP activities across all seven GEAR UP sites to assist students with promoting to the next grade level.