Posts Tagged ‘education’

UTD Collaborates With Texas Parks and Wildlife to Teach Middle Schoolers

Posted by Taylor Lowder

The University of Texas at Dallas’ UTeach Dallas program is working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to create educational lessons integrating genetic concepts used by the Toyota ShareLunker program.

At UTeach Dallas, students simultaneously work toward STEM degrees and teaching …

The Altruists: North Texans Are Making Social Innovation Their Mission

Posted by Krista Nightengale

There is plenty of proof that North Texas is an incubator for creatives in urban planning, education, and social innovation.

From national nonprofits launched out of homes to game-changing ideas that have cultivated millions of dollars for the nonprofit sector, …

Dallas ISD Spanish Teacher a Contender for $1M Global Teacher Prize

Posted by Taylor Lowder

Dallas ISD teacher Akash Patel has been named a Top 50 finalist for the $1 million Global Teacher Prize.

The Global Teacher Prize is for educators teaching students from kindergarten through high school. It seeks to honor educators such as …

Movers + Shakers:
North Texas Social Innovators You Should Know

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-Fort Worth is home to dozens of creatives who are changing the face of urban planning, social, and educational innovation. Here are some to watch.

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Brittany Merrill Underwood

Founder of Akola Project

Underwood is the founder of the Akola …

UNT Receives $1.6M Grant for High School Career Connect

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

The Greater Texas Foundation has awarded a $1.6 million grant to the University of North Texas to support High School Career Connect.

The grant funds the first three years of the program and provides students with career development tools, skills …

ExploreLearning Boosts STEM Education Power With IS3D Buy

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

ExploreLearning, the company that offers interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12, has acquired IS3D LLC for an undisclosed cost.

IS3D, an Athens, Georgia-based startup, developed Cogent Education Interactive Cases, which place students in the roles of science, technology, …

Plano Game Developer Calls Upon STEM ‘Superheroes’ in New Card Game

Posted by Heather Noel

A Plano game developer is hoping its new card game will offer a fun way for young learners to get engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math and show that not all superheroes wear capes. 

From physicist and mathematician Isaac …

SMU MakerTruck Ready to Show Off its Hands-On Learning Tools

Posted by Lance Murray

The MakerTruck is ready to hit the road representing Southern Methodist University in an outreach program for K-12 teachers.

The truck is designed as help teachers learn about how to inject the hands-on learning tools at the heart of the

Life After The Grove: Justin Nygren Helps Start Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Posted by Heather Noel

The Grove, Dallas may be no more, but its co-founder Justin Nygren is far from done in coworking and the world of social impact.

When Nygren started the former West End coworking space in 2013, it was one of a …

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 …