ADE Community Newsletter | August 2016

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
August 15, 2016

New this month: Grant opportunities to adapt innovative classroom projects, exceptional teachers who provide global education, and a teacher who adapted an ADE DIY Guide for her videography class.

Remember to apply for a DIY Guide grant by Sept. 5. 

Less Than a Month Left to Apply!

For DIY Guide grants (up to $1,000)

Engage students in authentic learning with DIY Guides and grants.

Teach your students to engineer a burrito that’s as fuel-efficient as it is delicious, apply design-thinking to gift giving, or create computer games that teach players about indigenous cultures with DIY Guides created by Allen Distinguished Educators. Complete with project plans and how-to materials, DIY Guides provide teachers with adaptable, field-tested ideas for introducing students to computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship. 

The purpose of DIY Guide grants (up to $1,000) is to incentivize early adopters and help enhance the replicability of the DIY Guides across a diverse range of grade levels and learning contexts. Grants will fund the materials needed to implement the project and time needed to report back their experience. 

Apply for a DIY Guide grant by Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m. PT. And forward this opportunity to your network! 

Lights, Camera, Entrepreneurship Education!

DIY Guide grantee Andrea DeGette adapted ADE Glenn Corey’s 52-Minute Challenge project

Learn how DeGette adapted this high school–level engineering and entrepreneurship project through videography.

“The 52-Minute Challenge was great because it was easy to implement and was appealing to my students. I will definitely use this project again because it fills a gap in my curriculum for a group project and it is quick and effective.” – Andrea DeGette

The main goal of the 52-Minute Challenge developed by 2014 ADE awardee Glenn Corey, is to introduce students to product design and entrepreneurship concepts while highlighting the importance of collaboration when working under a tight deadline.

Read more on the ADE blog

Collaboration at ISTE 2016 Supports Global Education 

Article by Tracey Winey, 2016 Allen Distinguished Educator

Educators around the world are collaborating online to expand their network and build global connections for their students.

“Educators have known for generations that we are better, stronger, and more effective when we work together, share ideas, and stretch each other’s beliefs.”  -- Tracey Winey

During the recent International Standards of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Denver, CO, ADE awardee Tracey Winey presented five times, and met with colleagues from across the world.

Read her recent article on the ADE blog to learn how global collaboration and education are gaining popularity among innovative educators.

The Global Educator by Julie Lindsay

Featuring case studies of ADE awardee, Tracey Winey, and DIY Guide grantee, Janice Mak

The Global Educator provides practical resources and powerful case studies from worldwide global education leaders.

Our children are at an advantage when they experience other cultures and develop skills in a connected world. They are better prepared to be productive and compassionate citizens in an increasingly global economy, and they are able to improve their communication skills, collaborate effectively and be ready for multicultural workspaces.” – Julie Lindsay 

In The Global Educator Lindsay presents case studies  of teachers who are pushing the boundaries of what school and learning look like in a  global environment. ADE awardee, Tracey Winey, and DIY Guide grantee, Janice Mak, are among those featured.


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