Silicon Valley Non-Profit Holds Annual 'Showcase of Creativity' Dinner

Silicon Valley Non-Profit Holds Annual 'Showcase of Creativity' Dinner

San Jose : CA : USA | Oct 25, 2011 at 3:33 AM PDT
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Activity Kits were showcased at the gala, including ‘Resonant Pendulums’ and ‘Area Antics’...Harmonic Pendulum was made from simple materials including fishing line and wing nuts! Guests witnessed the joy and discovery of learning during the course of the evening, and experienced many "Aha!" moments of their own.

Bernie Trilling, the former global director of the Oracle Education Foundation, in his keynote speech highlighted that problems and questions evoke the joy of learning. “…Somewhere along the line we forgot that the most exciting, the most motivating thing about learning is finding answers to questions and solving problems. We got caught up in the content so much we forgot that was the motivation...Resource Area for Teaching), a non-profit organization was founded in 1994 in California, USA...Founder & Executive Director states, “If kids don’t learn the way we teach, then we have to teach them the way they learn.”

Learning by doing. Hands-on’ education translates abstract and complex subjects by incorporating activities that help children learn by doing...We are doing this today with some 10,000 educators, who teach both inside and outside the classroom. Activity Kits & Idea Sheets), services (professional development and mentoring) and low-cost teaching supplies enrich and improve the education of over 825,000 young people each year.

To provide kits and materials at low cost, the organization has developed an innovative supply chain process that converts commonly found or discarded materials from the business community into "hands-on" project kits, all built with the help of thousands of volunteers.


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