Posts Tagged ‘education’

North Texas Schools Move Toward ‘Districts of Innovation’

Posted by Dave Moore

Book-learning has taken some knocks, and rightfully so: Reality doesn’t always play out in textbook fashion.

Along those lines, a recent change in state education code that’s been adopted by roughly half of Texas’ 1,011 school districts — called “Districts …

Dallas EdTech Startup Finds Partnerships are Key for Growth

Posted by Heather Noel

When Tech EdVentures started offering its technology courses three years ago, it had 16 students.

Now, it provides instruction at 16 locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and has touched the lives of more than 3,000 children.

With the growth, there has …

What’s New and Next in Education:
Back-to-School Edition

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Back-to-school. We’re in the thick of it, and we know many of our Dallas Innovators are too. There’s a lot happening in the education landscape in Dallas-Fort Worth this week.

Here’s some of the best of what’s new and next.

Fort Worth’s Reading with Barbers Creates a Space for Learning in Ordinary Places

Posted by Chloe Bennett

Fort Worth ISD has teamed up with a handful of barbershops around east and southeast Fort Worth to encourage children ages 4 to 14 to read comfortably in public spaces. 

The pilot program, Reading with Barbers, operates on a relationship …

Dallas ISD, Big Thought Partner on Social, Emotional Learning

Posted by Lance Murray

The Dallas ISD and Big Thought are partnering on the implementation of social and emotional learning programs in the district for the four-year Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative.

The Wallace Foundation awarded Big Thought and Dallas ISD with …

Schools Turn to Makerspaces to Build Better Thinkers, By Design

Posted by Dave Moore

Amidst the splendor of mile-high Rocky Mountain National Park, two eighth graders from Dallas’ Alcuin School had their heads firmly planted on computer hardware.

“All they talked about were components for computers,” said Tim Wilson, a design teacher at …

Capital One BarnRaise: Creating Solutions For Population Growth

Posted by Renee Yan

As part of its Future Edge DFW initiative, Capital One hosted Texas’ first BarnRaise, a maker conference that marries concepts of design and functionality to help solve community problems. 

The design-a-thon, which was organized by AdaptivePath.org, Capital One’s pro-bono …

Dallas Among Nine U.S. Sites for Inner City Capital Seminars

Posted by Dave Moore

Attention, entrepreneurs seeking to strengthen or gain a business foothold in inner-city neighborhoods.

This summer, Dallas will be among nine U.S. cities to host Inner City Capital Connections seminars, which coach leaders of businesses operating in inner-city communities on how …

Festival of Ideas Tackles Equity, Entrepreneurship in Dallas

Posted by Hilary Lau

While the 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas moved indoors Saturday because of dark, threatening skies, its speakers talked about a brighter future for the city of Dallas, one based on equity for all its citizens regardless of where they live …

NASA, TI Partner to Launch Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Posted by Julia Falcon

NASA and Texas Instruments recently launched “The Search for STEMnauts,” a virtual scavenger hunt to help fuel kids’ desire to learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Challenges in the course range from beginner to intermediate, all showcasing …