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MAD-news for September: Meet these Girls Who Code!

Hi Guest,

One of the most humbling experiences for me happened a few weeks ago when I sat in on a virtual conference session led by the Duval County GEAR UP team who invited students and parents to share their feedback and experiences with conference attendees. Two of the three students presenting in front of a 200+ zoom audience were in one of our Virtual Summer App Camps that we facilitated over the summer. They talked about how much they loved the experience of building their own mobile apps with us and how it helped them see computer science in a new light! #proudmoment, indeed.

 

In these pandemic times, please remember to find the silver linings, the joy, the pride, the happiness in the work that you do. They may be fewer and in different forms, but take every little bit you can. It’s what keeps us going. We know our students need us!

Alefiya Master

Founder & CEO

 

What’s New!

The Accolades Continue

MAD-learn is proud to receive two 2020 International Business Awards. We earned a silver Stevie award for “Most Valuable Corporate Response” to the COVID-19 pandemic and a bronze for “Education Hero of the Year”.
The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards.  They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.
The International Business Awards are open to all organizations worldwide, and include categories to honor accomplishments in all aspects of work life.
We are especially proud to be among the few deemed “Education Heroes”, especially in the world that we currently find ourselves. It is an honor to be selected, and we look forward to continuing our work to maintain such recognition.

MAD-spotlight!

MAD-teacher of the Month
 Avondale Elementary mathematics teacher and technology specialist Gwendolyn Reynolds always has a lot on her plate. During her ten years there, she has contributed to efforts to make her Dekalb County school STEM-certified with the implementation of a STEM garden. She leads the school’s coding program, created a well-crafted syllabus for her computer technology course, serves as a role model to her charges, and shares her expertise as a master teacher of MAD-learn.
Gwen is always ready to learn more and provide every opportunity for her students. Even though she is busy with a number of  projects, she has attended each professional development session we have facilitated for the District. She is a pleasure to work with and cares deeply about her students. Always ready with both thoughtful answers and great questions, Gwen approaches her work with a positive attitude and a smile to match!

MAD-family

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:
  • Colonial Middle School (PA)
  • Rich Township High Schools (IL)
  • Springs School (NY)
  • South Ocean Middle School (NY)
  • New Prairie United School Corporation (IN)
  • DeKalb County Schools (GA)

Don’t leave without…

… checking out these amazing Girls Who Code!

Gregg and Alefiya visited the Girls Who Code club of Sprayberry High School in Cobb County, GA today and it was wonderful to meet the bright minds of our future “codeforce”. Kudos to their teacher Dr. Hannah Oldham for inspiring such grace and intellect and bringing mobile app development to their repertoire.

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