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Ellen Cavanaugh

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.

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? — 6 comments
  5. Science Center claims Moon Landing May Have Been Faked — 6 comments

Author's posts

Facial Recognition and The Faces Project

Did you know that you may be helping train artificially intelligent ‪facial recognition algorithms? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? That is one of the questions being asked by The Faces Project, a group of rising 5th graders at Baden Academy. Facial recognition has been in the news a lot lately (well, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/06/28/facial-recognition-and-the-faces-project/

Looking for Beta Testers!

Our Endangered Game Fellowship team needs your help. Can you beta test their game and add your comments to improve it? The game requires a printer, scissors, and about an hour in a fun, engaged race to save the endangered animals of Pennsylvania. Download it today to play with kids or grandkids. Game Design is …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/06/21/endangeredbetatest/

Finding Hope in Rare Earth Fellows

I am energized and excited by the kids and families who were able to rise above and focus on what creating some amazing things, particularly Arion and his video on Scandium.

Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/06/14/finding-hope-in-rare-earth-fellows/

Being Heard: An Online Communications Workshop

Into Words Being Heard 101 is a virtual event that will meet Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 am and continues until 12:00 pm. The day showcases an interactive session with Patty Paggna from the Into Words Communications Fellowship at the STEM Leadership Center. Please fill out as much information as you can to help …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/05/28/being-heard-an-online-communications-workshop/

Unlocking the Secrets of EOE Book Launch

A Virtual Book Launch will be held:Thursday, May 21, 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM ESThttps://www.facebook.com/growagen/live/ Join in to meet the authors, win prizes that include Amazon gift cards, a 3D printed Eosinophil Warrior, and a free copy of their book. Special guest, Dr. Marc Rothenberg, will also be on hand to answer your questions! Unlocking …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/05/17/eoebooklaunch/

Space, Incredulity, and 2 Kids’ Passion

Space is now a 360 billion dollar industry worldwide.  Three-quarters of that 360 billion is spent by private industry.  And that industry, particularly in America, has a hiring problem. Students that are ‘interested’ in the space industry are ready to pursue limited and coveted positions at NASA, but unaware of a massive commercial industry that …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/05/03/space-incredulity-2-kids-passion/

Conservation Fellowships Amid Social Distancing

A number of the fellowships we work with are focused on the environment. Our Baden Academy Fun Guys are dedicated to educating others about the benefits of composting, whether at home or school, and digging deep into composting research include mycelium (fungi) and worms. Our Baden Academy Plastic Pollution Police want to stop plastic pollution …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/04/26/conservation-fellowships-amid-social-distancing/

How to Keep a Virus Diary for Kids

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” Anne Frank These resources on journaling are free for you to use with students, with kids, or even for yourself. I created them at the beginning of our stay at home orders, but hear from my students that more and more …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/04/19/virus-diary-for-kids/

Mourning a Cancelled Science Fair

Part of our shared reality during this pandemic lockdown is the grief of canceled events and plans. Students from the STEM Leadership Center and Baden Academy had worked months to prepare for the Pittsburgh Science and Engineering Fair and came to realize just weeks away from that it would be canceled. Two of the teams …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/04/05/mourning-a-cancelled-science-fair/

Free Resources – Learn to Model in 3D

Please let us know if we can help you on your journey to learn more about 3D Design. Apply today to be a Fellow at our STEM Leadership Center.

Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2020/03/23/free-resources-learn-to-model-in-3d/