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MAD-news for June: DeKalb County’s Heather Miller blows us away!

Hi Guest,

Here are 3 things that I want to bring your attention to:

  1. If you’re going to be at ISTE in Philadelphia please email success@mad-learn.com with your travel dates for a chance to win $200 in travel credits!
  2. We just launched a GORGEOUS new website (special thanks to Rani and Ashutosh on our fabulous team) so take a look and send it to someone new: www.mad-learn.com
  3. Happy Father’s Day weekend! I hope you have a great time with family this weekend. Put those phones away.

Alefiya Master

Founder & CEO

Home screens have taken on a whole new look with the addition of all kinds of new layouts and buttons. Besides the usual listing option, students can now build circles, ovals, ellipses, squares, and rectangles. All of these, as well as the floating icon buttons, can be shaped and sized to effectively fit any screen on any device.

Visit our new MAD-learn website to get a wealth of resources and information about the program, the impact, and the people behind it all. If you could share it on social media and tag us @madlearn, we would be so grateful! Plus, take a close look to see if you are featured on it…

Dekalb County teachers like Heather Miller are textbook examples of what true partnerships between schools and program providers should look like. She immediately saw he value in having her students understand the lessons taught by the design thinking process, and used MAD-learn to help even her youngest students understand the link between being consumers and creators of technology.

Because she works with children representing a wide range of ability levels and English language proficiency, Ms. Miller has also created a series of “quick look” video tutorials to help her students better make their way through the program. She placed these videos on her web site, making them available for both students and colleagues.

This Oakcliff Elementary teacher has shared a number of other ideas with the MAD-learn team, and is helping to make the program even better! Heather is already planning a project for next year’s students in which they will create an app to help them and their peers better appreciate a large mural of the world and its cultures that adorns the school cafeteria. Stay tuned!

List of MAD-schools Continues to Grow

We want to thank all of the schools and business partners 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 with:

  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
  • Patchogue-Medford School District
  • Pinellas County School District STEM Summer Camp
  • United Activities Unlimited

End-of-Year Reflections

By now we’re sure the year is winding down. Hopefully we are catching you before you head off to a well-deserved summer break. Before heading to the beach, or wherever, the MAD-success team is requesting feedback from you to let us know how things went with MAD-learn this year.
We would love to meet online for 30 minutes to get that input. If you would rather just answer the questions below, we would greatly appreciate it. Your thoughtful responses go a long way in helping us improve MAD-learn, as has been evident over the years.
In any event, Happy Summer!
In what context was MAD-learn used?
What were the biggest highlights?
What were the biggest challenges?
What did the students get most out of the program?
Which specific elements of the curricular resources did you use?
What recommendations do you have moving forward?
What are you planning for next school year?
… checking out our first ever India Team Retreat and all the fun we had on our trip to Mumbai, and the beach!
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