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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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My First Grade Classroom Essentials – An Inside Look at RAFT Activity Kits

Nov 12, 2015 |

By Ashley Estes, First Grade Teacher, St. Elizabeth Seton The school year is in full swing and I cannot believe I have started my fourth year a 1st grade teacher. Over the past few years I have been involved with RAFT and have been…

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RAFT Collaborates With New Teacher Center on Science-Focused Professional Development Program for Bay Area Teachers

Nov 10, 2015 | Comments Off on RAFT Collaborates With New Teacher Center on Science-Focused Professional Development Program for Bay Area Teachers

Texas Instruments and Tech CU Support New Middle School NGSS Leadership Alliance Program November 10, 2016 – Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) has partnered with New Teacher Center (NTC) to strengthen science education in the Bay Area by creating a professional development program for lead…

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RAFT Receives $60,000 From Silicon Valley High-Tech Company

Oct 30, 2015 | Comments Off on RAFT Receives $60,000 From Silicon Valley High-Tech Company

Altera Corporation hosted its third annual Altera Foundation Cup charity golf tournament in September to raise funds for Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT). RAFT serves 7,500 educators and 600,000 students each year in the Bay Area, striving to spark the love of learning for…

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Beyond the Traditional Math

Oct 28, 2015 |

By Courtney Hunter, Resource Specialist As Common Core is being integrated in every classroom amongst all grade levels, it is leaving some parents and children feeling baffled, perplexed, and many times, lost. With the new California Common Core methods students have yet to learn…

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RAFT Reaches 3 Million Cubic Feet of Donated Materials

Oct 15, 2015 | Comments Off on RAFT Reaches 3 Million Cubic Feet of Donated Materials

NetApp donates 700 cubic feet of material to RAFT, helping the non-profit reach 3 million cubic feet of donations to date. Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) reaches 3 million cubic feet of  donated material in part thanks to FORTUNE 500 storage and data management company…

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2015 IMD Cohort Visits RAFT

Oct 13, 2015 |

By Greg Brown, Director of Education Iniatives, RAFT Each year, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) executive MBA program makes a visit to Silicon Valley to see innovative companies, including RAFT. Participants of the program are executives from around the world who are…

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