|A Message from KCedu:We look forward to meeting you/talking/networking on Wednesday at KCedu! 34 edleaders are coming and I'd love to see YOU! Register here up to 5:30 tonight. :) Every relationship we make in our face to face 'collisions' matters for our kids. You never know where it may lead.KCedu: Education + Innovation take center stage for KC area educators from all walks, roles, and areas of education who serve learners of any age. This is K-12, Parochial, Higher Ed, Head Start, Charter, Startup,Edupreneur, Entrepreneur, Non-Profit, Service/Learning organization, and more.
#KCedu Featured Innovators!
1. Conner Hazelrigg, William Jewell and now Missouri S&T engineering student, and founder of Sollular Connections will share her journey creating and then bringing her portable solar charging boxes to people in 3rd world countries! She wants to increase knowledge and passion for #STEM and solar energy in kids. She has #servicelearning ideas for your kids to help get solar charging boxes to people in need. She came to Laura Gilchrist's classroom last year and helped her 6th graders see the need for these power stations in villages in Haiti. Kids will walk for hours each day to charge phones for their family and they must pay money.
EXCITING!! Cool idea to explore at KCEDU and an OPPORTUNITY for us all: The 30 Goals Challenge & Passion Pitches (virtual--5 minutes) are on July 16. We will talk about the opportunity for us to pitch Conner's idea to a connected global educator community. The Passion Pitches on July 17 may be something YOU want to consider for YOUR upcoming-year projects!
2. Learn about the Lean Lab Fellow edupreneurs and what they're working on. How can we help them? Learn about the intersection between education and entrepreneurial thinking/problem-solving. Katie Boody will lead the charge! Check out the Lean Lab and their newest Incubator Fellowship program. You can get involved in the next round.
POWERFUL TOOLS for all my KC area EdLeaders in all walks of education:
KC Edleaders TWITTER LISTS -- If you're not on it, please let me know! Subscribe; connect with these KC area educators from all levels/walks of education. Big KC Twitter List -- Large KC EduCommunity Players: Schools, Districts, Educators, Businesses, Non-profits, museums, etc. EdcampLeadership KC is Monday, July 13! Can you come? Please do.
We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month! Please join us. Face to face meetups can create capacity for big things...for our kids!