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I live in the intersection of mathematics (originally trained as a math teacher), a business owner, a parent, and a theologian exploring what brings meaning to life. My passion is for every child in our world to thrive. I believe the most important resource each child has is you, their parent. May we together Grow a Generation that of innovative, critical thinking collaborators, emotionally intelligent and resilient, with great leadership and vision.

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Dragon Tags Keeping Kids Safe

Five years ago, one of our first research fellows wanted to make the bus ride home even safer on the first days of school as everyone is trying to get to know our youngest, most vulnerable, bus riders.  Owen Rossi-Keen sought out a mentor in logistics and partnered with FedEx to create the Baden Academy …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/08/16/dragon-tags-keeping-kids-safe/

Find Your Passion: An Online Journey

Sign up today at https://isumtaq.teachable.com/p/find-your-passion/ for this online journey to Find Your Passion.  Expect to spend 4-6 hours with our expert guide Wyatt.  Complete the journey to receive your personalized ten page report that will finally provide the answer to the question people can’t stop asking, “What are you going to do after graduation?” Find Your …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/07/28/find-your-passion-an-online-journey/

Bats in Danger

Bats in Danger tells the story of Brownie the Bat.  Her friends are dying. While Brownie is a creation of 5th-grade authors, her plight is not.  Kaitlyn Desrochers visited Mammoth Cave when she was in 3rd grade. She learned about the effects of white-nose syndrome on the bats and the images spurred her into action.  …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/07/21/bats-in-danger/

3-D Printing in a Metalsmith Shop

My husband and I have been shopping around for new rings, replacing one stolen last year in a theft.  We found a metalsmith in Andover, New York whose creations were inspiring, so we took a drive. While Stephen Walker’s artistry alone would have inspired a purchase, I was thrilled to learn this particular metalsmith has …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/07/08/3-d-printing-in-a-metalsmith-shop/

Find Your Passion

Join us for an adventure into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) future possibilities.  You bring their own personality, likes and dislikes, pet peeves and favorite things.  You encounter what leaders have identified as the grand challenges of our century in engineering and in sustainability. You explore start ups awarded top innovation prizes. And, you …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/07/04/find-your-passion/

BADEN ACADEMY CODING DOJO

BADEN ACADEMY CODING DOJO New Weeks Added Tuesdays and Thursdays July 3-26 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Grade 3-6 Click here to download mail in registration form   Click here for online registration  

Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/07/04/5174/

Fred the Fruit Fly Visits Dr. Furbee’s Lab

Carter Catalano and Hoby Schweikert,  two 5th graders from Baden Academy, came into their school’s media lab with questions about genetic research using animals and insects. They learned bizarre stories and heard from people afraid of “GMOs,” before they turned to actual scientists engaged in real genetic research.  What they discovered inspired them.   Dr. Emily …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/06/30/fred-the-fruit-fly-visits-dr-furbees-lab/

STEM Career Tour: Treating Cancer with Cutting Edge Genome Science

Genome Science and Immunology STEM Career Tour Friday, July 20, 2018 Update:  Tour Cancelled 6th to 12th graders are invited to join us for a tour of Western Oncolytics , a company running clinical trials with that use their discoveries to trigger the immune system of a patient to fight cancer.  Did you know that viruses …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/06/18/stem-career-tour-treating-cancer-with-cutting-edge-genome-science/

STEM Careers Tour in Molten Metal and Material Science

Molten Metal and Materials Science STEM Career Tour Friday, July 13, 2018 Update:  Tour Cancelled 6th to 12th graders are invited to join us for a tour of Molten Metal and Materials Science STEM Career Tour on Friday, July 13, 2018. The tour includes a visit to Vesusvius (the global leader in molten metal flow …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/06/18/stem-careers-tour-in-molten-metal-and-material-science/

Six Incredible Baden Academy Teachers

Six teachers from Baden Academy Charter School were recently honored for the completion of year-long Distinguished Educator Research Fellowships through Grow a Generation. Meghan Holl 3-D printed representations of mathematical numbers and symbols to use in her kindergarten classroom.  Using the 3-D printed numbers and symbols, her students were able to compare/contrast and recognize the structural …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/06/14/six-incredible-baden-academy-teachers/