The application period for DIY Guide grants from ADE is open now!
Teachers are encouraged to apply for grants (up to $1,000) to creatively adapt and implement hands-on, student-directed classroom projects developed by award-winning educators. Applicants can choose from 11 innovative computer science, engineering, and/or entrepreneurship projects from burrito-fueled STEM explorations, to engineering habitats for hermit crabs, and more.
DIY Guide grants provide funds for teachers to implement a project, plus additional funds for providing feedback on project adaptations and lessons-learned. The grant application ends Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) and is open to K-12 teachers in the U.S.
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The recently released Allen Distinguished Educators app makes it easier than ever for teachers to discover hands-on, student-directed projects that engage students in authentic learning. These projects were created by award-winning educators teaching in unique and diverse classrooms across the nation.
You can “turn it up to 11” next school year with 11 innovative and engaging DIY Guides from Allen Distinguished Educators. Rock and roll with Arduino-based music boxes, teach your students the magic of trade economics, build and design real arcade games, and more with support from the ADE community, open-educator resources, and DIY Guide grants (applications accepted starting July 20).
Learn more about DIY Guide grants, download the new ADE app, and read how DIY Guide grantees from the 2015–2016 school year adapted ADE-created projects to suit their unique classroom situations.
Is it May already?
Time to begin wrapping-up projects, working on report cards, and daydreaming about summer vacation. Also, it’s time to start thinking about new and engaging projects for next school year! The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program is pleased to share resources with teachers, parents, and education leaders to help bring more hands-on, student-directed, authentic learning opportunities into your classrooms.
Hands-on learning is fun and valuable for educators too!
In early March, the Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program announced the 2016 class of ADEs at an awards reception at SXSWedu. To kick-off the event, attendees exercised their creativity through a “MAKEShift Poetry” activity developed by 2014 ADE Scott Swaaley. Engineering meets language arts in this interdisciplinary project in which participants were prompted to create a poem that answers the question: “What does innovative education mean to you?” Participants were then asked to create a figurative representation of their poem using gears and a magnetic board.
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Join us in celebrating the 2016 class of Allen Distinguished Educators on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6–7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Austin Downtown 6th Floor, Grand Ballroom during SXSWedu. The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program will publicly announce the winners of the $25,000 ADE Award, which recognizes and rewards teachers who are leading and developing innovative computer science, engineering and/or entrepreneurship programs that support real-world applications, hands-on learning, and provide students with the essential skills and concepts they will need to succeed in the 21st century.
Enjoy refreshments and interactive activities, hear from our guest speaker Dale Dougherty, founder…
Now is a great time to implement new innovative practices in your classroom. At the Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program, we understand how hard teachers work to stay up-to-date with trending topics in education. That’s why we put together a list for you with 7 innovative instructional practices you can implement in your classroom. This list was curated with research-based content from our ADE Partners as well as insights and testimonials from exceptional teachers within the ADE community.
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Innovative teachers from 30 classrooms across the U.S. earned Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program Do-It-Yourself Guide grants that will benefit more than 2,200 students this year. Nearly $20,000 dispersed among the grantees will fund the implementation of four DIY Guides developed by the inaugural cohort of ADEs. The purpose of the DIY Guide grants is to ensure that innovative ADE-created classroom projects and practices can be adapted to engage students of all backgrounds, in any location, across a diverse range of schools. …
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Teamwork makes the dream work. The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) program is proud to partner with forward-thinking education organizations to recognize and reward progressive educators and to help spread the adoption of their innovative programs, projects and practices. Together, our work amplifies messaging and brings further recognition to outstanding teachers who are leading in computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship education. From newsletters, to social media, to conferences and events, our partners recognize the work of exceptional teachers across the country by sharing news, content and stories from ADEs. Our partners also…
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From engineering prosthetic limbs, to student-run businesses, to out-of-the-box computer science curricula, and more, Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) award applicants thoughtfully showcased an array of diverse and innovative strategies for teaching engineering, computer science, and entrepreneurship. Now expanding to a second cohort of distinguished educators, the $25,000 ADE Award recognizes and rewards innovative K-12 teachers who help students master these disciplines through hands-on, experiential, and project-based learning. The program was developed by Paul G. …
The ADE program, inspired & funded by @PaulGAllen, aims to transform U.S. K-12 education through the innovative teaching of CS, engineering & entrepreneurship.