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2014-02-27 23:28:45

Cisco volunteers contributed to enhancing STEM education through building the nonprofit's 500,000th learning kit. This milestone, which comes during a time of increasing demand for the kits, signifies their popularity and the effectiveness of hands-on learning for math, science, and other STEM courses. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 RAFT, (Resource Area For Teaching) the San Jose-based nonprofit organization committed to teaching the next generation of thinkers and innovators...

2014-01-21 23:29:32

Resource Area For Teaching, headquartered in Silicon Valley, and New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning have joined forces to benefit STEM teaching for educators and students. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) and The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are collaborating to bring complementary resources together to support educators who use Progressive Math Initiative (PMI®) and Progressive Science Initiative (PSI®). Now the time and...

2012-12-01 05:01:54

MyBookBuyer continues with their ongoing commitment to supporting worthy causes with donations to Goodwill Industries of San Francisco and Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) during the holiday season. San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 Online textbook buyback company, MyBookbuyer, remains committed to supporting special charitable causes through their donations to Goodwill Industries of San Francisco and Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT). In October, MyBookBuyer donated three...

2012-03-20 23:01:52

Affordable and accessible RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching) materials help Stanford University student make educational hands on Activity Kits to effectively engage children with special needs. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Krystal Le, a sophomore at Stanford University recently worked with RAFT to develop new hands-on educational activity kits for kids with autism. The project - ℠Spin a Story´, targeted building RAFT Activity Kits to help stimulate the student´s...

2012-02-22 18:30:00

Flextronics Foundation supports RAFT´s work on hands on education. Singapore (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) and Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) announced today that the Flextronics Foundation has donated $10,000 to support the core component of RAFT´s Education program — creatively repurposing materials donated by local businesses into pre-packaged Activity Kits that facilitate hands-on learning of Math and Science. Award funds were presented to RAFT...

2012-02-14 11:00:00

Cisco´s grant helps RAFT increase its reach to teachers and students nationwide San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT), a pioneer in hands-on teaching methods, has received $100,000 from Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking technology, to develop an education web platform that will enable RAFT to extend the benefits of hands-on teaching to more children nationwide. Today, 10,000 educators use the organization´s hands-on tools to teach more...

2012-01-17 11:00:00

RAFT participates in growing the next generation of science innovators with NYSCi. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT), a non-profit organization that has been promoting hands-on interactive learning for 18 years, shared it´s expertise on hands-on teaching methods at the "Design, Make, Play: Growing the next generation of science innovators" workshop held at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCi) January 13-14. NYSCi in collaboration with...

2011-12-06 11:00:00

RAFT and Citizen Schools partners on a pilot project to evaluate effectiveness of RAFT Activity Kits San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) and Citizen Schools are collaborating on a ten-week pilot project to evaluate the effectiveness of âHands-Onâ activities in after school STEM education through December 13th, 2011. The students from Kennedy Middle School and Mc Kinley Institute of Technology in Redwood City will use a variety...

2011-10-25 10:00:00

Closing the Engagement Gap and focusing on problem solving the key focus at the RAFT Gala. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 The 2011 RAFT Annual â˜Showcase of Creativityâ Dinner was held recently at the Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) San Jose headquarters. The occasion honored all who make hands-on education possible, from the community leaders who support educational excellence, the dedicated educators who pioneer innovative solutions, to the...

2010-08-13 10:38:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- News Facts Congressman Mike Honda, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, Charles Weis, Ph.D. and San Jose Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews, will join RAFT in celebrating teaching excellence at an event held today at Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT). Congressman Honda will address the importance of improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Dr. Weis will discuss the contributions...


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