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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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Computer Science Education Week: Finding the STEAM Inside and Outside our Devices

Dec 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Computer Science Education Week: Finding the STEAM Inside and Outside our Devices

Today marks the beginning of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), a week to inspire K-12 students to dive into their devices and uncover the science within. Not only this, but this week is also about promoting equity and recognizing the contributions of everyone in…

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Celebrate National Make a Gift Day with the Perfect STEAM Kit!

Dec 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Celebrate National Make a Gift Day with the Perfect STEAM Kit!

Today is National Make a Gift Day! That means it’s time to get creative and make something special for someone special. But what should you make? How about using our Scalloped Circle String Art Kit and use hands-on STEAM learning to make the perfect…

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2021 Christmas Sale – Finish the Year Strong!

Nov 30, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 Christmas Sale – Finish the Year Strong!

Excited for the holiday season? Get your holiday decor and gifts early on at RAFT during our Christmas Sale from now till December 23rd. We have a great selection of holiday items at affordable prices.  Save BIG on your christmas decorations with 75% off…

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It’s Time to Tinker, Thanks to RAFT’s New STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service!

Nov 27, 2021 | Comments Off on It’s Time to Tinker, Thanks to RAFT’s New STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service!

We at RAFT are proud to launch our new STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service! Becoming a subscriber means you get a selection of our quality STEAM learning kits every month, all at an affordable price! We hope that this service will continue our mission…

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Help us bring joy back to the classroom by supporting RAFT

Nov 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Help us bring joy back to the classroom by supporting RAFT

Joy has been hard to find for the past two years during the pandemic. As we transition back to the in-person classroom, educators are noticing students being unsure about being back as well as struggling emotionally and socially compared to previous years. Now educators…

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RAFT’s Commitment to Responsible and Affordable Hands-on STEAM Learning

Nov 16, 2021 | Comments Off on RAFT’s Commitment to Responsible and Affordable Hands-on STEAM Learning

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math. When we hear these words, it’s easy to picture students in a classroom, scientists in white coats huddled together in a lab, or an engineer hunched over a drawing board. And that’s totally understandable! After hearing so much…

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