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RAFT Hall of Fame | Class of 2021

September 23, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 STEAM Teachers of the Year, RAFT Heroes, RAFT Partner of the Year and RAFT Volunteer Award winners! Thank you for all you do for our students, our education community, and RAFT! STEAM Teachers of the Year Melissa NakamuraLagunita Elementary School STEAM Teacher of the Year presented by KPMG Mrs. Nakamura is…

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2021 Found At RAFT Special Event

September 23, 2021

On September 22, 2021, RAFT hosted it’s annual event, Found At RAFT. The resources that educators, parents, and students need for success can be Found at RAFT. During the virtual event, guests were able to learn more about RAFT, honor people and organizations that have had a profound impact on the education community, as well…

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2021 Fall Event & Sale

September 15, 2021

Join us at RAFT on Saturday, October 2, 9-4 pm for our outdoor, parking lot Fall Event & Sale that includes a full day of free and fun, hands-on STEAM learning activities for all K-12 children. We’ll be featuring our best-sellers like our hands-on activity STEAM kits, art/office supplies, and recycled materials to create your…

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RAFT Hosts Public Review of the New California Science Curriculum on January 13th

Jan 11, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Hosts Public Review of the New California Science Curriculum on January 13th

RAFT will host a public review of the new California Science Curriculum at their San Jose location co-sponsored by the California Science Teachers’ Association On January 13, 2016, Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) will hold a public review of the CA Science Curriculum at…

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Over 200 Cisco Employees Volunteer at RAFT During the Holiday Season

Jan 4, 2016 | Comments Off on Over 200 Cisco Employees Volunteer at RAFT During the Holiday Season

Cisco employees donated time and money to RAFT during the holiday season to help support hands-on learning. Bay Area tech company Cisco volunteered by the masses during this holiday season at Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT). Seven groups led by department heads participated in…

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RAFT Unveils Four New Hands-On Idea Sheets

Dec 15, 2015 | Comments Off on RAFT Unveils Four New Hands-On Idea Sheets

Four new Idea Sheets were introduced by the RAFT team to help reinforce deeper levels of hands-on learning. December 15, 2015 – Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) added four new Ideas Sheets aligned to national curriculum standards to their library of over 700 free, downloadable Idea…

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Learning the Art of Engagment

Dec 8, 2015 |

By Earlene Coleman B.A.,M.Ed   It can be a little unsettling when you think you’re teaching the perfect lesson and actually very few students are paying attention.  Teaching has often been called a “noble profession,” one requiring diligence, patience, and a great sense of…

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RAFT Honors Michelle Steever with Teacher of the Year Award

Nov 30, 2015 | Comments Off on RAFT Honors Michelle Steever with Teacher of the Year Award

Michelle Steever, Physics teacher at Pioneer High School, earns the Robert Brownlee Award from RAFT.   Each year Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) selects a leader in hands-on science education to receive the Robert Brownlee Teacher of the Year award. This year, the award…

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Creative Reuse Center Established in Taipei

Nov 19, 2015 |

By Betty Ko, Director, Lovely Taiwan Foundation Tricycles made of chairs from bus and classroom In the center of a busy and bustling Taipei, lies a cleverly titled building called the Creative Reuse Center (CRC). The CRC is a place that’s based on creativity as…

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