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Category: Grow a Gen Fellows

3 Reasons I Love Games For Change!

Ten days ago I received a wonderful surprise in my inbox. Games For Change wrote “Thank you so much for participating in the Games for Change Student Challenge last year. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to offer you a free ticket to Play NYC next weekend, hosted by Playcrafting. ” This extraordinary organization empowers game …

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Four Amazing Future Engineers visit Swindell Dressler

The four leaders of our Future Engineers afterschool club and the authors of the upcoming book “Wings to the Sun” took the afternoon to tour the amazing Swindell Dressler.  They were there to learn more about the kilns that fire ceramics. They have inherited our media labs love of ceramics!  Their book was inspired by the …

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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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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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2017 Baden Academy Imagination Celebration

Come one and all to the Baden Academy 2017  Imagination Celebration Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:00 am Baden Academy Auditorium Join us to celebrate the achievements of the 2017 Research Fellows:  Book Authors, Digital Storytellers, STEM Athletes, and Distinguished Educators. There will be book sales and signings, light refreshments, and fellowship in the cafeteria following the ceremony.  …

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Research Fellow Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016-17

Gifted and talented kids and youth, teachers and classrooms (grades 3 to 16) have the opportunity to apply for a Research Fellowship with Grow a Generation. Research Fellows are provided guidance and support to design and follow through on robust and creative projects that ignite their passion and celebrate their unique brilliance. They produce meaningful projects and unique …

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Amazing 3rd-6th Grade Research Fellows to be honored at June 7 Imagination Celebration

  6th grade Gavin has published his 3rd book, The King Penguins of the Falkland Islands. 3rd grade Anthony and Christopher, creating YouTube videos about Molecular Gastronomy, have been retweeted by Molecular Gastronomy experts in Spain and Dubai. The MG (Molecular Gastronomy) Boys website introduces chemistry through new and innovative cooking techniques and has been …

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Penguins, Bold Goals, and Meaningful Projects

6th grade Gavin, working on his third book about penguins, met last month with his mentor Katy Wozniak and several King Penguins at the Pittsburgh Zoo.  Katy is the lead aquarist and penguin keeper. Gavin started writing about penguins in 3rd grade.  His first book, Saving a Galapagos Penguin Family, was published as a children’s …

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2015-16 Research Fellow Applications

We all strive for autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Helping a child discover their passions and gifts will ignite their love of learning and find the source of their personal self-motivation to be creators and innovators.  Invite Grow a Generation to partner with the favorite young person in your life to help get them find them …

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