28 Teachers From Across U.S. Earn Allen Distinguished Educators Grants

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
January 6, 2016

Innovative teachers from 28 classrooms across the U.S. earned Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program Do-It-Yourself Guide grants that will benefit more than 2,200 students this year. Nearly $20,000 dispersed among the grantees will fund the implementation of four DIY Guides developed by the inaugural cohort of ADEs. The purpose of the DIY Guide grants is to ensure that innovative ADE-created classroom projects and practices can be adapted to engage students of all backgrounds, in any location, across a diverse range of schools. For teachers, by teachers: the four DIY Guides emphasize student centered hands-on-learning and integrate engineering and entrepreneurship concepts with real-world applications through 21st century teaching practices.

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Partnerships Support Innovative Education

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for the Allen Distinguished Educators Program
December 22, 2015

Teamwork makes the dream work. The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program is proud to partner with forward-thinking education organizations to recognize and reward progressive educators and to help spread the adoption of their innovative programs, projects and practices. Together, our work amplifies messaging and brings further recognition to outstanding teachers who are leading in computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship education.

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The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) Program Announces 16 Finalists for $25,000 Award

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for the Allen Distinguished Educators Program
December 11, 2015

From engineering prosthetic limbs, to student-run businesses, to out-of-the-box computer science curricula, and more, Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) award applicants thoughtfully showcased an array of diverse and innovative strategies for teaching engineering, computer science, and entrepreneurship. Now expanding to a second cohort of distinguished educators, the $25,000 ADE Award recognizes and rewards innovative K-12 teachers who help students master these disciplines through hands-on, experiential, and project-based learning.  The program was developed by Paul G. Allen based on his belief that innovation is a key driver in improving learning opportunities for young people.

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Four Open Educator Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Guides & Grants for Educators Now Available

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for the Allen Distinguished Educators Program
November 9, 2015

Bring innovative engineering and entrepreneurship projects to your classroom with open-educator DIY Guides designed by the inaugural cohort of Allen Distinguished Educators. By packaging and sharing projects by exceptional educators, ADE encourages other educators to adapt, modify, and expand these projects to their own classrooms nationally. The DIY Guides include interactive guided tours, detailed projects plans, and opportunities to contribute comments and build discussion with like-minded educators.

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Allen Distinguished Educators Program Launches Resources for Innovative Teachers

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for the Allen Distinguished Educators Program
November 5, 2015

The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program has developed new resources that will inspire, empower and enable teachers to bring more innovative projects to their classrooms.These resources feature the 2014 ADE honorees and their award-winning projects that bring innovation to engineering and/or entrepreneurship curriculums.

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