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

A Math EdTech Mixed Methods Study: Khan Academy (Part 5 of 6)

A Math EdTech Mixed Methods Study: Khan Academy (Part 5 of 6)

April 17, 2019

During the 2017–18 school year, Silicon Valley Education Foundation(SVEF)’s iHub team partnered with WestEd and two of 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 … Read More

April Monthly Update

April Monthly Update

April 15, 2019

The 49ers SLI monthly update is a program-wide newsletter, which overviews our classes and activities from the last month, including announcements, shoutouts, and photos. This month’s update includes news about Tech Challenge, Synopsys Science Fair awards, MakerFaire, recent field trips, upcoming class events, end of year tests, and more! Return to 49ers SLI Program Page … Read More

49ers SLI 7th Graders Visit Google

49ers SLI 7th Graders Visit Google

April 9, 2019

In early April, all 49ers SLI 7th graders had the unique opportunity to visit Google in Mountain View. The visit started off with a tour of the campus, followed by a marvelous lunch buffet in the food court, and then employees spoke with students about their specific work within Google. Topics covered included: How Google … Read More

STEMATIX, Issue 6

STEMATIX, Issue 6

March 27, 2019

STEMATIX, a completely student-run and student-written magazine, has produced its sixth issue with articles from 49ers SLI middle and high school students. This issue centers around the Santa Clara department of public safety, including several interviews and articles on the STEM found in law enforcements, forensic science, and fire fighting. Click here to read the current … Read More

March Monthly Update

March Monthly Update

March 15, 2019

The 49ers SLI monthly update is a program-wide newsletter, which overviews our classes and activities from the last month, including announcements, shoutouts, and photos. This month’s update includes news about Spring competitions tracks (Tech Challenge and MakerFaire), Science Fair the film, ExploraVision results, math competition awards, various classroom project, like the Atom Mobile, and more! … Read More

A Math EdTech Mixed Methods Study: Trust is Key (Part 4 of 6)

A Math EdTech Mixed Methods Study: Trust is Key (Part 4 of 6)

February 25, 2019

Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is a nonprofit resource and advocate for students and educators. We are dedicated to supporting all students to be on track for college and careers, focusing on the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). SVEF’s Learning Innovation Hub (iHub) leverages research, practice, partnerships, and policy to raise student achievement through … Read More