Why Startups Should Hire My High School Students: ADE Panel at SXSWedu

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
February 19, 2016

What employable experience and skills do your students need to succeed in the 21st century and how can you prepare them? Learn how 2014 Allen Distinguished Educators, Regan Drew, Scott Swaaley, and Mike Wierusz are developing students with a passion for becoming designers, builders and entrepreneurs during their SXSWedu panel discussion, Why Startups Should Hire My High School Students on Tuesday, March 8 from 5-6:00 p.m.

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Raise a Glass to Celebrate the 2016 Class of Allen Distinguished Educators

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
February 16, 2016

Join us in celebrating the 2016 class of Allen Distinguished Educators on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Austin Downtown 6th Floor, Grand Ballroom during SXSWedu. The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program will publicly announce the winners of the $25,000 ADE Award, which recognizes and rewards teachers who are leading and developing innovative computer science, engineering and/or entrepreneurship programs that support real-world applications, hands-on learning, and provide students with the essential skills and concepts they will need to succeed in the 21st century.

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7 Innovative Instructional Practices to Engage Students and Support Learning

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
February 10, 2016

Now is a great time to implement new innovative practices in your classroom. At the Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program, we understand how hard teachers work to stay up-to-date with trending topics in education. That’s why we put together a list for you with 7 innovative instructional practices you can implement in your classroom. This list was curated with research-based content from our ADE Partners as well as insights and testimonials from exceptional teachers within the ADE community.

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Meet 16 Innovative Teachers from Across The Nation: Finalists for the 2016 Allen Distinguished Educators Award

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
February 2, 2016

We are proud to introduce you to 16 exceptional teachers from across the U.S. who are finalists for the $25,000 Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) Award! In private schools, public schools, as well as magnets and charters; these teachers are positively impacting schools, communities and students from Kindergarten to 12th grade through hands-on authentic learning, student-directed projects, and by giving them the skills and concepts they will need to succeed in the 21st century.

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Meet ADE Award Finalist: Trenton Hall

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
February 1, 2016

Trenton Hall teaches 9th through 12th grade math and computer science at Brenham High School in Brenham, TX. Trenton is leading and developing the BHS Computer Science program as well as the afterschool Evolv3D labs that exposes students to real-life applications for computer science and engineering through engaging student-directed projects.

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