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Schools embrace project-based learning 2.0

NapaLearns and Napa County schools are featured in this great article. Read the related article at the end to learn how this wonderful form of learning can be assessed.

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RLS students sharpen debating skills

Great things happening in St. Helena at RLS Middle School. The students are developing the 4Cs while debating school policies. How much more relevant and authentic can you get?

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Napa Valley Needs To Diversify, Innovate To Grow Economy, Speaker Says

New Tech High students were outstanding during the Innovation Summit in Napa. Ignite talks are amazing and the students presented recommendations for new businesses to make Napa thrive!

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Response: The Best Advice On Doing Project-Based Learning

Here is some great advice on doing PBL with our New Tech Network friends joining in!

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New Tech Network and Higher Order Thinking Skills

New Tech high schools are outperforming all others on the CWRA – an assessment of higher order thinking skills!

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Chromebook pilot program begins in St. Helena

St. Helena is all in with digital devices for kids! Their pilot will help us all understand how 1:1 devices enhances education for all!

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New Tech High wins honors

Napa New Tech wins well-deserved recognition! Congrats to the staff and students!

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Sergio Villegas takes on new position at NapaLearns

We are thrilled to have Sergio Villegas, formerly of Vintage High School, on our NapaLearns team! He will be a great partner to teachers up and down the valley!

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Shift to Common Core standards underway in Napa schools

Shifting to the Common Core State Standards is one of the best decisions by governors and state school officers in a long time. Students doing project-based learning and critical thinking activities every day in Napa County will be ready! High praise to teachers who are accepting the challenge because they know it’s the right thing […]

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Harvest Middle School in line for tech grant

Harvest Middle School in Napa is committed to providing technology to every student and adopting the International Baccalaureate program. Many of their teachers have completed a Master’s program at Touro University sponsored by NapaLearns. Go HARVEST!

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Digital Promise 2012 Annual Report

The League of Innovative Schools hosted a meeting in New York City with several Napa education leaders attending. The first Annual Report was released.

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A Winning Combination

Amazing students at St. Helena’s RLS Middle School place 3rd in the nation and 31st in the world in a very challenging online math competition. Congratulations, kids!

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How Napa’s Public Schools are Transforming Education

Read what NapaLearns and the schools of Napa County are doing to transform students’ school experience!

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Comcast Newsmakers Interview: Peg Maddocks

Peg Maddocks, Executive Director of NapaLearns, was interviewed recently by Jack Hanson of Comcast Newsmakers about the importance of early intervention in the education of lower-income children to ensure their success in school.

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She helps facilitate real-world learning

Napa Valley Register, Jennifer Huffman “I love education,” said Peg Maddocks, Ph.D., the executive director of NapaLearns. “I feel passionate about freeing teachers to unlock the creativity and excitement kids should have for learning.”

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