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RAFT STEAM Teachers of the Year 2022

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 STEAM Teachers of the Year! RAFT’s STEAM Teacher of the Year Awards recognize outstanding pre-K-12 teachers in the Bay Area who incorporate effective hands-on learning and/or maker education into their curriculum. Each awardee demonstrates excellence in teaching in at least one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math.  RAFT…

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Happy International Day of Education from RAFT!

January 24, 2022

Today the world celebrates International Day of Education! Not only do we recognize the contributions of teachers, the personal development of students, and the hard work of everyone in the education field, but we also take today to recognize the role of education for the world. Education can unlock every individual’s potential and pave the…

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RAFT Makerspace Build comes to San Lucas Union School District

January 19, 2022

The rain of December took a brief hiatus to allow RAFT’s Education Team to bring the excitement of a makerspace build to San Lucas Union School District in southern Monterey County. With the support of all 75 students, they built new tool walls and shelving units to get their makerspace organized and even better than…

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RAFT’s Winter STEAM Lab Uses STEAM Activities to Take Students to the Stars

January 15, 2022

We’ve said before that it’s a great idea to kick off the new year with some STEAM learning, and we’re so happy to say that the RAFT Education Team helped the students of Luther Burbank Elementary School in San Jose do just that. In the first week of January, the team held a week-long STEAM…

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RAFT Launches Rock the Ravine Design Challenge Kit

Oct 19, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Launches Rock the Ravine Design Challenge Kit

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – October 19, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area for Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces the launch of our Rock the Ravine Design Challenge kit.  This design challenge is…

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RAFT Offers Fun Ways to Educate Kids for Earthquakes

Oct 6, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Offers Fun Ways to Educate Kids for Earthquakes

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – October 6, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators in transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, offers fun ways to educate and prepare kids for earthquakes. .Last month was recognized…

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RAFT Celebrates Cisco Reaching 30,000 Volunteer Hours

Sep 28, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Celebrates Cisco Reaching 30,000 Volunteer Hours

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – September 28, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, dedicated to helping educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces Cisco has surpassed the milestone of 30,000 volunteer hours with RAFT.  RAFT is elated to celebrate this…

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RAFT’s Out of the Box: Shifting Gears Fundraising Dinner —A Huge Success!

Sep 28, 2016 |

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] RAFT’s annual fundraising dinner was a HUGE success! Thank you to all the sponsors, vendors, guests, and staff for their contributions in making this event possible. Guests enjoyed an evening of engagement, creativity, and inspiration! Special thanks to our keynote speaker…

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RAFT Honors Jan Esaki with the 2016 Teacher of the Year Award

Aug 29, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Honors Jan Esaki with the 2016 Teacher of the Year Award

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – August 30, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators in transforming a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces Jan Esaki of Borel Middle School, San Mateo, CA as the Robert Brownlee…

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Jumpstart Hands-on Learning with RAFT’s Makerspace In-A-Box

Aug 18, 2016 | Comments Off on Jumpstart Hands-on Learning with RAFT’s Makerspace In-A-Box

RAFT’s new product help educators become acquainted with Makerspaces quickly and easily SAN JOSE, CALIF. – August 16, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, the leading source to aid educators in the transformation of a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces…

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