Amazing Short Documentary from the Difference Maker Movement

If you have the time, please watch this documentary on Youtube. This is why we do what we do!

The Hour of Code is coming again!

The Hour of Code movement keeps changing the world. It's reached every Apple Store worldwide, the White House, 300 partners, and more than 100 million students in 180 countries.

The Hour of Code is a challenge: Try learning to code for just one hour and prove that anybody can learn the basics.

This year can really be a turning point for computer science in our schools - with new tutorials, new prizes, and an ambitious new goal for December 7-13. Can you get involved?

I hope you'll join us to prove anybody can learn, and every young person deserves to learn how to build technology that will impact everything in their future. Every organizer will receive a gift card to iTunes, Amazon or the Windows Store as a thank-you gift.

How can you help?

  • Ask your school to participate
  • Host your own Hour of Code event
  • Or take an hour to learn yourself
Here's how to get involved

Computer science is foundational for every 21st-century student. Most schools still don't teach it. We owe it to our children to start with just one hour. Join us. ~Hadi Partovi, Founder, Code.org

MFF collaborates with Donors Choose

MFF is proud of our relationship with this game changer for our nation's educators. Donors Choose saw a 25% increase in total support for classrooms in 2014-2015. Check out the School Year in Review here:
http://www.donorschoose.org/about/year-in-review-2015.html

Life changing, free SAT study course

Khan Academy and the College Board have teamed up to offer new, online study prep tool for the 2016 SAT. Find more information at http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/06/03/411488278/free-online-test-prep-for-the-sat

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

Check out this amazing post on technology integration in the classroom!
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-epic-byod-toolchest-vicki-davis

Englewood Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert Named 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year

Brian Ewert, the superintendent of Englewood Schools, was selected as the Colorado Superintendent of the Year and will represent Colorado in the 2015 American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year program. The selection was made by a committee consisting primarily of education leaders who received this recognition in prior years. MFF is proud to have partnered with Brian and shares CASE's enhusiasm for his leadership! You can read more here.

Amazing News from NJ Center for Teaching & Learning

There is GREAT NEWS today in education: according to the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning "You can now officially stop thinking of the achievement gap as intractable." In a report recently released, "Progressive Science Initiative", a program designed to advance attainment in science, has given schools serving high percentages of low-income students and students of color the ability to outperform schools with less diverse, more affluent students." Learn more about their amazing progress at www.njctl.org.

School on National Jewish Health Campus Renamed Morgridge Academy

Recently the school on National Jewish Health's Campus was renamed the Morgridge Academy to recognize the long-time support and commitment of John and Carrie Morgridge and the Morgridge Family Foundation. A video on the school and this honor for the Foundation can be found here.

Discovery Education Free STEM Camp / After-School Program Curricula

Recognizing the need for meaningful, high-impact STEM curriculum that can be used in any environment when students are not in school, Discovery Education has announced the development of Discovery Education STEM Camp, a dynamic series of standards-aligned STEM curricula available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations and parents. Created for use as part of summer camps, after-school learning opportunities and other educational programs, Discovery Education STEM Camp supports President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" campaign to encourage more students to pursue careers in STEM fields and is designed to keep students inspired and engaged in learning during the summer months and after school. Visit www.discoveryeducation.com/STEM for more information!

Investing in Learning

The Morgridge Family Foundation, under the leadership of John and Carrie Morgridge, was recently featured as the cover story in the Denver Business Journal. Read the article here.