Elementary School Embraces Fully-Virtual Learning Environment
During the COVID pandemic, most schools have transitioned to some form of hybrid virtual learning. Many schools are now trying to slowly transition back to in-person learning. But, Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary, a school in the Jordan School District, has taken a different approach. They’re planning on utilizing virtual learning—indefinitely.
Skill Struck Closes $1.3 Million Investment Round to Make K–12 Computer Science Education Equitable
Angel investors chose to invest in Skill Struck because they saw the opportunity, not only for financial success, but also for social impact. Parker Gentry, founder and CEO of Skill Struck, said, “We are in a thriving industry, with an impactful product that is being brought to life by a dedicated team."
Joél-Léhi Organista believes in the power of community. He says, "I'm Mexican-American. I'm an immigrant. I'm an English language learner. I'm Latino. I grew up low income." He knows that these identities ground him, all of them defining who he is, and motivating him to improve the world we live in.
Bronx Thomas: Purchase with a Purpose
Bronx Thomas was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He is an entrepreneur who recently launched Equity Clothing, a clothing company that donates 20% of proceeds to charity and families in need. He is also a senior at Timpview High School.
Karen Rodriguez La Paz is an inspiring leader in the EdTech industry. Her primary goal? To transform the tech sector (and world) by making STEM more inclusive and equitable for underrepresented groups.
K–12 Computer Science, Simplified
Schools all over the world are putting more of an emphasis on CS education, but it can be incredible challenging to introduce a completely new subject into a school's curriculum. The task of creating an equitable and effective computer science curriculum can be daunting. This is where Skill Struck comes in.
5 Service Projects for Your Class (Remote Friendly)
This year is almost at an end and it's been a challenging one. That's why we want to end this year showing gratitude for the people who got us through it. We thought you might feel the same way, so we've compiled some ideas for service projects you can do with your class to end this year on a positive note.