Happy Friday! I’m on flight to New York City today to attend the prestigious Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Who knew we would get here? One strong mission, one passionate team, one big family who believes in us, and one persistent inner voice that tells us we have to keep going. I am so honored that MAD-learn is a finalist for Best New Product of the Year and am excited to meet other women entrepreneurs making waves in their respective industries. We are #bettertogether. Thank YOU for helping us get here!
We hope you enjoy this month’s edition of MAD-news…
Founder & CEO
Take a Deeper Dive into MAD-analytics
The Analytics Option on your dashboard has just gotten a lot more powerful, now providing a greater range of data to teachers and administrators than before. Beyond what was originally available, you can now see detailed information related to current active users, total platform usage, types of devices used for previews, and much more. Data can be culled from any period of time, all designed to give you a clearer picture of trends relevant to MAD-learn usage at your school. Just click the “Analytics” button!
MAD-learn Recognized Globally
Quality of Products and/or Services
Business Creativity and Innovation
Corporate Social Responsibility
Achievements and Awards
This has been another honor, along with the selection of MAD-learn as a recommended educational resource by hundrED.org, whose goal is to “help improve education and inspire a grassroots movement by encouraging pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations to spread across the world.” hundrED.org researches innovations in K12 education from around the world and selects 100 Inspiring Innovations every year. All of their insights and selected innovations are documented, packaged and shared with the world.
MAD-teacher of the Month
A long overdue tribute goes to Leah Rothrock, Career Development Coordinator at Parkwood Middle School in Monroe, NC. Leah has been a strong supporter of MAD-learn since the program was introduced there in the beginning of the 2017 school year. She oversees the broader program, while still leading students in a variety of STEM and CTE related endeavors and working tirelessly as both academic and athletic leader (she is also the head coach of the successful girls’ volleyball team!).
She has been a mentor to her peers, like Vivian Robinson, who is also a skilled MAD-teacher (seen at left, here, in the picture with Ms. Rothrock). Leah’s students were able presenters at Parkwood Middle’s school-wide MAD-learn Student Showcase in the first year, and she has helped shape the program and move it forward at Parkwood. “My students love creating apps on MAD learn,” she commented, adding, Not only are students more engaged, but they are excited about coming to class to learn about the engineering design process and basic computer science skills that will get them far in our 21st century world!” Thanks to her efforts and those of her colleagues, Parkwood Middle School students have created nearly 2000 apps since September of 2017! Always professional and welcoming, it is a pleasure to work with this fine educator.
List of MAD-schools Continues to Grow
DeKalb County School District (GA)
Jupiter Middle School (FL)
Berea College (KY)
Roosevelt Middle School (FL)
Hillsborough School District (FL)
Springs Schools (NY)
…taking a moment before the holiday season begins to stop, take a breath, and reflect. This is a special time to count all the things that we are grateful for, as well as those with whom we share them. We wish everyone in the MAD-learn Family a Happy and safe Thanksgiving! Tweet us @MADlearn or Instagram us @madlearnmagic with pictures of your celebrations over the holidays for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!