ADE Community Newsletter | July 2016

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
July 7, 2016

You can “turn it up to 11” next school year with 11 innovative and engaging DIY Guides from Allen Distinguished Educators. Rock and roll with Arduino-based music boxes, teach your students the magic of trade economics, build and design real arcade games, and more with support from the ADE community, open-educator resources, and DIY Guide grants (applications accepted starting July 20).

Learn more about DIY Guide grants, download the new ADE app, and read how DIY Guide grantees from the 2015-2016 school year adapted ADE-created projects to suit their unique classroom situations.

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ADE Community Newsletter | June 2016

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
June 3, 2016

Teachers know that summer break is a great time to relax and reflect on the school year. And they know that summer break is also a great time to start planning new learning experiences for students.

On June 14, Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) will release new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Guides for creating classroom projects that foster hands-on learning as well as new Roadmaps to overcoming common barriers to innovative teaching and learning. These open educator resources were developed by the 2016 class of ADEs.

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ADE Community Newsletter | May 2016

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for the Allen Distinguished Educators Program
May 9, 2016

Is it May already? Time to begin wrapping-up projects, working on report cards, and daydreaming about summer vacation. Also, it’s time to start thinking about new and engaging projects for next school year! The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program is pleased to share resources with teachers, parents, and education leaders to help bring more hands-on, student-directed, authentic learning opportunities into your classrooms.

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