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On May 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Trinity School in Menlo Park is hosting an open-to-the-public free panel discussion on Balancing the Art and Science of Teaching and Technology. Founders from Curriculet, Duck Duck Moose, Literably, Padlet, and Tynker will participateOrganizers request that attendees register online in advance.

The processing power of an iPad is 625 times more powerful than the Pentium processor from just 10 years ago. In the hands of young students, these new “supercomputers” could dramatically transform K-5 education. However, what about pedagogy? How much is too much? How should parents engage technology at home? Are educators keeping up with students?

Trinity School in Menlo Park has been at the forefront of incorporating technology into the classroom and adapting to the changing roles of teachers and students that allows for a more personalized and collaborative learning approach.

“The traditional role of teachers delivering instruction in front of neat rows of desks is long gone,” says Lana Harkness, Trinity School Academic Dean. “Today’s technology enables teachers to target learning that’s individualized, informed, creative, and meaningful. Technology makes instruction accessible without time, age, or space constraints. The traditional role of students as repositories of information has also changed: Students can now be dynamic learners working at their own pace, showing what they know in novel and authentic ways.”

 

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Spotted: Rotary Club of Menlo Park achievement award winners at M-A PAC

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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park hosted the annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Ceremony for local high school students on May 18 at the Menlo-Atherton High School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Each year four local high schools are provided with up to 30 achievement awards to be given out to their students. Each school has the flexibility […]

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Junior League marks 50th Anniversary with $100,000 grant to The Tech Museum

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is partnering with The Tech Museum of Innovation to encourage girls in technology, part of a new community focus area for the League. The Tech Museum, founded by JLPA•MP in 1976, will benefit from a $100,000 grant in celebration of the League’s 50th anniversary, as well as […]

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Spotted: Atherton resident Marty Arscott receiving GAIA’s Global Citizen Award

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In honor of its 15th anniversary, the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) launched  the Global Citizen Award to recognize those who have committed themselves to creating an AIDS-free generation. Atherton resident Marty Arscott, GAIA Trustee and Chair, along with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, were the first to receive the award, presented earlier this month. In her […]

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Community meeting to reimagine Flood Park set for May 20

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For close to 80 years Flood County Park has been considered a neighborhood park to the residents of Menlo Park, North Fair Oaks, and East Palo Alto. The 21-acre Park is nestled along the borders of those communities and is rich with history, including being a part of the Flood family estate and a project […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park awards grants totally $25,000 to local non-profits

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The Rotary Club of Menlo Park presented grant checks totaling $25,000 to local non-profit organizations at the Rotary luncheon on May 6, 2015. In January, the Rotary Club of Menlo Park announced the availability of funds to be granted to local non-profit groups that identify a compelling public need in Menlo Park or a surrounding […]

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“Click It or Ticket” campaign runs from May 18 to May 31

Once again, the Atherton Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May 18-31, including one of the busiest travel weekends of the year that kicks off the summer season. “Every day, unbuckled […]

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Menlo Park-based non-profit JobTrain celebrates its 50th year

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The Menlo Park-based non-profit, JobTrain, celebrated its 50th year on Friday, May 8, 2015, gathering with hundreds of friends and supporters, JobTrain partners, Bay Area employers, students, volunteers, and community leaders on the field at Levi’s Stadium. The organization announced the creation of Let’s Move the Needle campaign which is designed to engage Silicon Valley and the entire […]

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Tactical urbanism is topic of May 17 talk in Menlo Park

Lydia Lee, a member of Menlo Park’s Bicycle Commission sent us this email: “Wouldn’t be nice to get around town by foot or bike? It’s a great idea, but our current streets don’t always make it easy. Join us for an exciting talk by Julie Flynn of The Street Plans Collaborative​ and learn about “tactical […]

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Seminar on chronic kidney disease and transplant strategies set for May 17

On May 17, 2015, the Menlo Park-based Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients will present the second installment of the Charles & Joan Horngren Kidney Education Series. The featured speaker will be Risa Simon, founder and CEO of TransplantFirst Academy and The Proactive Path. As a preemptive kidney transplant patient, Risa discovered an alarming void of […]

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Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks launches speaker series on May 17

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The Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks (FOHWP) has announced its first event in the newly-launched Folger Stables Speaker Series. This inaugural event will feature three nationally known and admired local painters, who will discuss their work as well as exhibit several of their pieces for sale. FOHWP with the support of the Woodside Gallery, Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable […]

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