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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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Launch into January with our Puff Rocket STEAM Activity!

January 10, 2022

Our “Puff Rocket” is our STEAM activity of the month, and it’s the perfect kit to launch 2022 with some great STEAM learning. Like all of our quality kits, it guides you through fundamental lessons with some really fun challenges, all while being made sustainably with simple materials. Who doesn’t want to launch a rocket?…

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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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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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