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MAD-news for May: Virtual Summer Camp options to consider

Hi Guest,

Happy Friday!

Today, I want to give thanks to our AMAZING MAD-learn team, each of whom serves as a pillar of our organization, each of whom feels the burning need to keep moving forward and do what is best for students, each of whom I admire and respect beyond words.
Each member of our team (spanning the US, Ghana, and India) has made immense sacrifices in the last two months of the global COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we can avoid layoffs, continue working from home, focus on supporting teachers and students who are learning from home, and stick together as a family. We know that we are #inthistogether.
Gregg, Ashutosh, Bhupendra, Rani, Lokendra, Kavita and Doreen. I salute you! I can’t thank you enough for being on this journey with me and I am humbled to be rowing this boat with you.
Alefiya Master

Founder & CEO

MAD-buzz

Adding to a growing list of international recognition, MAD-learn has been awarded  for its contributions to Educational Technology, being named a finalist in EdTech Magazine’s 2020 Trendsetter Award! The EdTech Awards recognize people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Past winners include Claned, Soundtrap, Blackboard, Discovery Education, DreamBox Learning, Edmodo, Edthena, Flipgrid, Freshgrade, Promethean, Scholastic, Schoology, SMART Technologies and more. MAD-learn now joins these ranks!

This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on various criteria, including: pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value and potential.
Read more about it here.

Need a Virtual Summer Camp?

MAD-learn is helping schools and organizations provide meaningful and fun summer camp offerings that are being made available to “Online Campers” around the world. From Washington State to Ontario, kids will be building mobile apps as a way to develop skills in an informal and creative program developed for a variety of scheduling options. If you are looking for a Virtual Summer Camp option this summer, get in touch with us TODAY! www.calendly.com/alefiya

List of MAD-schools Continues to Grow

We want to thank all of the schools, districts, and universities 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 promoting our work to help students at:
  • Washington State GEAR UP (WA)
  • Jewels Academy (IA)
  • University of Kansas GEAR UP (KS)
  • Florida State College, Jacksonville GEAR UP (FL)
  • United Way (FL)
  • Bowling Green State University (OH)

MAD-teacher of the Month

Kevin Honeycutt is one of the hardest working people in education. He works tirelessly to help fellow teachers be their best by introducing them to innovative tools and programs like MAD-learn. He has even created his own app for the MAD-store, called “WeCanLearn!”. If you haven’t already crossed paths with this powerful personality, chances are good that you will.

Kevin spent 13 years teaching art in K-12 schools and now travels the world sharing ideas with educators and parents. He currently serves as a technology integration specialist at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas, where he researches and designs programs, training and staff development with a passion for helping teachers and learners become successful with educational uses of technology.

In 1991, he received the Making IT Happen Award, an internationally recognized program for leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.
Kevin’s whole career is based upon changing other people’s lives. He believes that if he can change a teacher’s idea of how to reach students, especially high-risk students, it will affect the way she will teach and, in the long run, change a student’s life. Kevin’s message to students is, “You can do anything in the world that you want if you work for it, success is not winning the lottery.”
… adding some brightness to your day with a snippet of our #brightmoments from the last month. Enjoy!
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