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Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh

Author's details

Date registered: June 28, 2011
URL: http://www.ellencavanaugh.com

Biography

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.

Latest posts

  1. Max and the Tornado by Brian Curry — April 7, 2018
  2. The Propulsion of Young Motivation — March 21, 2018
  3. Take Action involves over 250 students in Bake for Good! — March 18, 2018
  4. The Making of Conner’s Virtual Heart — January 28, 2018
  5. Baden Academy’s Jaylee Duncan’s Ted Talk featured in National Playlist! — January 28, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Baden Academy Invaded By an Evil Robot! — 48 comments
  2. The Coding Craze: Why I Am Asking Learners to Go Deep into Scratch Programming — 28 comments
  3. Lifting a Teen from the Mud of Self-Absorbed Pity — 12 comments
  4. My Child Wants to Design Video Games Part Two: What type of training or classes should they take? — 7 comments
  5. Scratch Programming and 3rd Grade Common Core — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 07

Max and the Tornado by Brian Curry

Congratulations Brian Curry on you first published book, Max and the Tornado! He worked for two years assembling the story with mentors Mrs. Breaden and Tim VIgnere, painstakingly using Photoshop and original artwork from Kelli Keriotis to complete the illustrations.  Third graders Matthew Minnite and Noah Schweikert finished the final two pages of artwork and got the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/04/07/max-and-the-tornado-by-brian-curry/

Mar 21

The Propulsion of Young Motivation

The moon had already set over Pittsburgh on the morning of Friday, March 2, as a robotics classroom from Seton LaSalle stepped inside the Pittsburgh office of Astrobotic. Eleven students and two teachers met the people slated to be “the FedEx to the moon.” The future of education has been evolving. The acronym STEM encapsulates …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/03/21/the-propulsion-of-young-motivation/

Mar 18

Take Action involves over 250 students in Bake for Good!

1240 rolls + 6 loaves by over 250 volunteers from grades K-6 and ages 5 to 90 delivered to Meals on Wheels! Thank you to all the volunteers Aleenia Reich and Bella Rivera (great Take Action Leaders) Taylor Breaden (amazing Take Action coach!!!!) 48 Take Action kids from grades 3 to 6 who stayed 2 …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/03/18/take-action-involves-over-250-students-in-bake-for-good/

Jan 28

The Making of Conner’s Virtual Heart

Download the new Virtual Reality App “Conner’s Virtual Reality Heart” from the Google Play Store.  I want to say thank you to the 5 students from the Grow a Generation Virtual Reality Class who created this awesome VR experience for you. Thank you to Sari Abu-Hamad, Sean McCarthy, Derek Hufnagle, Logan Husek, Jacob Stewart as …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/01/28/the-making-of-conners-virtual-heart/

Jan 28

Baden Academy’s Jaylee Duncan’s Ted Talk featured in National Playlist!

TEDEd Clubs international headquarters wrote recently about how inspired they were by research fellow Jaylee Duncan’s TED Talk made last year.  They created a new YouTube Playlist, included her video, and sent it out on their international mailing list. When you listen to the kids she shares a space with, you can’t help but walk …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/01/28/baden-academys-jaylee-duncans-ted-talk-featured-in-national-playlist/

Jan 12

MG Kids Make Chocolate Foam

The Baden Academy “MG” Molecular Gastronomy Kids help us learn about surfactants like soy lethican and methylcellulose as they make chocolate foam. What fun! Visit lunchwithchemistry.weebly.com for more information about the MG Boys and Molecular Gastronomy. This amazing project is made possible through a research fellowship.  

Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2018/01/12/mg-kids-make-chocolate-foam/

Nov 23

10 Christmas Gift Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving! Let me say how thankful I am for all of you.  Thank you for being someone who wants to inspire kids and make meaningful projects possible! I know many of you will be shopping Black Friday and planning Christmas gifts for your favorite kids.  Here are a few ideas. Spend Time!  Build something, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2017/11/23/christmas-gift-ideas/

Oct 30

The Power of a Mentor

The week before school started I was hunched over a computer screen with Paul Flick, a wonderful FedEx programmer, volunteering time to talk me through trying to change scripts in computer batch files to try to get our Dragon Tag system working. “I ran the file, NOW I get the message Error:  Invalid or corrupt …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2017/10/30/the-power-of-a-mentor/

Oct 08

Seton LaSalle 2017-18 Research Fellows

Congratulations to the students and teachers who have been accepted into the year’s Research Fellows program. This unique program provides support, time, and resources for fellows to initiate and contribute to a year long meaningful project. We encourage you to like and comment on the video.

Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2017/10/08/seton-lasalle-2017-18-research-fellows/

Oct 08

Can you 3D print a bump fire stock?

Maybe you can’t 3D print a bump fire stock, but it is possible.  I work with kids, as young as 3rd grade, who are learning to find designs (for example chess pieces) online, edit them in AutoDesk and TinkerCad, and upload them to print in a 3D printer.  The STL file (think of it as …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2017/10/08/can-you-3d-print-a-bump-fire-stock/

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