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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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A New Literacy: The Language of Computers

The skill of coding is not just about a career in programming, it is a necessary literacy for our future. I am so impressed that the YMCA is taking a lead in Beaver County to make coding education a priority! Friday was our last YMCA Summer Camp coding field trip. For our final day, we …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/07/19/a-new-literacy-the-language-of-computers/

Meaningful Projects in 3D Printing

Two young girls stepped up three years ago when they were in 4th grade to lead the Baden Academy Future Engineers club. They were joined by two more this year to lead over 20 kids in meaningful 3-D printed projects. Wow! They have created an amazing legacy. Check out their video and get their book …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/07/06/meaningful-projects-in-3d-printing/

Learning Leadership with a Chess Club

I received an email earlier this year from one of the first Baden Academy Research Fellows. She is attending a great high school in another state and went to show off the great work she had done starting a chess club at Baden Academy. Oh no! Her information from the chess club site was gone! …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/06/29/learning-leadership-with-a-chess-club/

Build, Solder, and Program an LED Cube

Mon-Tue-Wed July 15-17 from 9 am to 3 pm at the STEM Leadership Center @ Baden Academy Participants will be introduced to electronics and the Arduino microcircuit board, learn how to solder, and begin to program light patterns with Java. They will take home their Cubes and Arduinos. They need to bring their own soldering …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/06/23/build-solder-and-program-an-led-cube/

Four Teachers named Grow a Generation Distinguished Educators at Baden Academy

Four teachers at Baden Academy Charter School have been named 2019 Grow a Generation Distinguished Educators.  Each volunteered to work hard in a year-long fellowship project that helped hone their craft of teaching. Each project expanded knowledge of content and pedagogy, involved the students in their own learning, empowered students to act in new ways, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/06/16/four-teachers-named-grow-a-generation-distinguished-educators-at-baden-academy/

Celebrating STEM in a K-6 school

Our company, Grow a Generation, has had the distinct pleasure to contract with a wonderful public charter school in Western Pennsylvania for the last seven years. We provide research fellowships to teams of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they develop meaningful projects using science, technology, engineering and math. This week we celebrate our …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/05/26/celebrating-stem-in-a-k-6-school/

Tagging Bats: A Book Celebrating Bats, Technology, and Sixth Grade Girls Glee

Three sixth grade girls from Baden Academy came across a news alert about a scientist in Israel who was studying bats. That wasn’t so unusual, but then the girls realized the scientist was using the same type of RFID technology to track the bats that Baden Academy uses to help electronically match students to their …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/05/16/tagging-bats-a-book-celebrating-bats-technology-and-sixth-grade-girls-glee/

Beaver County History Weekend May 4-5 2019

Come find Anya, Charlotte and Ziva at their book signing booth at Old Economy Village during the Hands-on History event! This weekend every one of historical museums and sites is open free! Explore history. Find descriptions and details at http://bchrlf.org/events/beaver-count… This video was made by author Anya Martin of The Mystery of the Economy Borough …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/05/03/beaver-county-history-weekend-may-4-5-2019/

Enter the Future Engineers Competition through the STEM Leadership Center

Future Engineers 3D Design Challenge “Name That Molecule” Choose and four Monday or Wednesday evenings in May or June to work with a coach and prepare your challenge entry. Brush up on (or start to learn) 3D design skills. Work with our mentors and create an entry for the Future Engineers contest.   Create a digital …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/04/29/enter-the-future-engineers-competition-through-the-stem-leadership-center/

Play with Your Food

Four years ago, two third graders walked into the Media Lab applying to be research fellows. They wanted to write a cookbook. As Anthony tells it, “Dr. Ellen pointed us toward molecular gastronomy – you know, using physics and chemistry to make food even more amazing. and biology of food. Fifteen videos and four years …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2019/04/26/play-with-your-food/