Welcome Denise Williams, SVEF’s New Chief Programs Officer!

Welcome Denise Williams, SVEF’s New Chief Programs Officer!

August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 – Silicon Valley Education Foundation Please join us in welcoming Denise Williams as our new Chief Programs Officer. Denise is recently retired from the Evergreen School District, and brings a wealth of knowledge in curriculum and instruction; assessment and system reform; and educational equity. Denise recently retired from Evergreen School District where … Read More

Thank You to Families from Elevate [Math]

Thank You to Families from Elevate [Math]

August 5, 2019

Para la versión en español, desplácese hacia abajo. Để đọc tiếng Việt, kéo xuống. The Elevate [Math] Team would like to thank you for supporting your students in jumpstarting their math success for the new 2020 school year!  Your commitment and dedication to your student’s education will impact their future success and we strive to … Read More

Congrats to Catalyst to College’s First Cohort: Graduating Class of 2019!

Congrats to Catalyst to College’s First Cohort: Graduating Class of 2019!

May 29, 2019

It has been a 3-year journey that our 100 Catalyst to College students have been through. Saturday May 25, 2019 marked an important milestone when each student walked on stage to declare to their families, teachers, and friends their college, major and life choices. Many have received prestigious scholarships such as the Meadows Neighborhood Scholarship, … Read More

June Elevate [Math] Student Blast | Launching Now!

June Elevate [Math] Student Blast | Launching Now!

May 28, 2019

Elevate [Math] – Launching Now! The start of your Elevate [Math] class is only days away and we are so excited to have you on board. You are going to have a great experience, but you might have some questions: What do I need to bring? A Great Attitude! – That’s it! Earbuds, a pencil, … Read More

May Elevate [Math] Student Blast | STEM Heroes

May Elevate [Math] Student Blast | STEM Heroes

May 21, 2019

Elevate [Math] is just around the corner. Our first class is in 16 days! Part of your program includes a workshop with people that work in STEM; but what impact do careers in STEM have on the world? Find out by learning about our TOP 10 STEM HEROES for 2019: Chien-Shiung Wu: Chinese-American Physicist (and … Read More

ESA Newsletter Summer 2019

ESA Newsletter Summer 2019

May 20, 2019

ESA Newsletter Summer 2019 Edition Inside this Edition: Teacher Appreciation Month! Glenn Hoffmann Award ALAS: Achieving Latinx Academic Success Assessment for Learning Series ESA’s Instructional Leadership Corps Upcoming Opportunities for Teachers Click here for the full newsletter Special thanks to our ESA funder: Applied Materials

ESA Earns 2019 Hoffmann Award & Kristi Porter Award

ESA Earns 2019 Hoffmann Award & Kristi Porter Award

May 3, 2019

The ESA is honored to be among the 2019 Glenn Hoffmann Award winners. Presented by the Santa Clara County School Board Association, these awards recognize school and school district programs that significantly impact student success. The ESA is proud to be recognized for the professional development provided to educators across the eight districts. A special … Read More

April 29 – Elevate [Math] Newsletter – SWAG

April 29 – Elevate [Math] Newsletter – SWAG

April 29, 2019

Students that attend Elevate [Math] this summer will get lots of free swag, find out what you will get, just for coming to class! Have you ever had an amazing idea for a story or an invention, yet you couldn’t find a single pencil to write it down? Well, we can help you with this! … Read More

Teachers Teaching Teachers in the ESA

Teachers Teaching Teachers in the ESA

April 29, 2019

“ ‘The California Instructional Leadership Corps has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning,’ said Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute. Darling-Hammond, a Stanford University professor emeritus and the newly named head of the California State Board of Education, spoke at February’s ILC conference on sustaining its work in the field. … Read More

49ers SLI Middle School Students Participate in Raspberry Pi Workshop

49ers SLI Middle School Students Participate in Raspberry Pi Workshop

April 19, 2019

Last week, around thirty 49ers SLI middle school students participated in an optional coding program at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View. The first challenge of the day was to use the Raspberry Pi along with a few other materials to make a light bulb turn on. During this activity, students learned how to … Read More

April 15 – Elevate [Math] Newsletter – Testimonials

April 15 – Elevate [Math] Newsletter – Testimonials

April 18, 2019

Elevate [Math] – Student and Teacher Testimonials Para la versión en español, desplácese hacia abajo. Students: “I liked the math surprisingly because I have always found math very boring and not this program.” “I liked the most about the program was that we got to learn ahead of time and not have to worry about … Read More

A Math EdTech Mixed Methods Study: i-Ready (Part 6 of 6)

A Math EdTech Mixed Methods Study: i-Ready (Part 6 of 6)

April 17, 2019

During the 2017–18 school year, Silicon Valley Education Foundation(SVEF)’s iHub team partnered with WestEd and two school districts in the region to conduct a study on what math EdTech products are in use in 7th grade, how they are being used, and if they have an impact on student achievement. The study used a mixed-methods approach to draw … Read More