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Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh

Author's details

Date registered: June 28, 2011
URL: http://www.ellencavanaugh.com

Biography

I live in the intersection of mathematics (originally trained as a math teacher), a business owner, a parent, and a theologian exploring what brings meaning to life. My passion is for every child in our world to thrive. I believe the most important resource each child has is you, their parent. May we together Grow a Generation that of innovative, critical thinking collaborators, emotionally intelligent and resilient, with great leadership and vision.

Latest posts

  1. 2014 Highlights for Grow a Generation — December 30, 2014
  2. Top Three Coding Opportunities for [grand]parents to invest in for their Kids — December 21, 2014
  3. My students and I are heading into space! — December 2, 2014
  4. Hour of Code
    Coming to a Library, School, or Computer Near You!
    — November 23, 2014
  5. Scratch Workshop for Librarians and Parents — November 1, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Assigning Wikipedia Entries for a College Classroom — 7 comments
  2. Scratch Programming and 3rd Grade Common Core — 6 comments
  3. Science Center claims Moon Landing May Have Been Faked — 5 comments
  4. My Child Wants to Design Video Games Part Two: What type of training or classes should they take? — 5 comments
  5. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 30

2014 Highlights for Grow a Generation

From 2 Kitty Whisperers speaking at a law conference to students serving aboard the Orion Spacecraft as virtual crew members, it was an eventful year for Grow a Generation. Here’s a selection of 2014’s highlights   AUTHORS 5th grade author and animal advocate Veronica was nominated by the ASPCA for the Humane Kid of the …

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Dec 21

Top Three Coding Opportunities for [grand]parents to invest in for their Kids

hour of code

A mom recently contacted me asking “What is the best class to sign my child up for to learn to code?” The questions followed on the tail of the incredible Code.org sponsored event “Hour of Code.” We had a blast at Baden Academy, filming teachers and students celebrating laughing angry birds, skating Elsa’s, and snail …

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Dec 02

My students and I are heading into space!

Blast off is this Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7 am. Students from Baden Academy and from Grow a Generation workshops earned their spot as virtual crew members aboard the Orion Spacecraft.   Congratulations Zoe, Lexi, Ava, Bryant, Emily and Glorian!     I got my ticket …       Get your child excited!   Consider …

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Nov 23

Hour of Code
Coming to a Library, School, or Computer Near You!

Code.org created something ingenious. The plethora of learn it yourself fun game-like software design programs have created this bite-sized introductions and made it available for free on their website the week of December 8-14. How do you take part? Librarians from Beaver County attended an inservice last week and learned all about Scratch Programming – …

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Nov 01

Scratch Workshop for Librarians and Parents

Where

CARNEGIE FREE LIBRARY OF BEAVER FALLS Presents Create stories, games, and animations!   Learn to empower young learners create computer animations and games with meaningful projects and challenges.   WHEN:  Friday, November 14th, 8:30am to 2:00pm WHERE:  Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls COST:  Free REGISTER: Jean Ann Barsotti jabarsotti@beaverlibraries.org  724.846.4340 DOWNLOAD FLYER AND REGISTRATION      

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Oct 31

Two Fifth Graders + Free Roaming Cats = A World Changed for the Better

Two young girls who call themselves the Kitty Whisperers will premiere their documentary of the Colony Cats of Washington County at the Companion Animals and the Law Conference at the Duquesne Law School on November 8. The extraordinary story of how this video came to be made and the work of these two girls are …

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Oct 09

The incredible benefits of mentoring FIRST robotics

FTC Cascade Effect

One of the great perks of mentoring an FTC team is meeting incredible young people. A young woman who is balancing two AP courses, SATs, work and a social life taking a night a week to configure and program a robot to compete in this year’s FIRST Technology Challenge (FTC) Cascade Effect competition; a young middle …

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Sep 06

Shocking Data in Economic Forecasts

Changes in Occupational Employment

Woodie Flowers (MIT Engineering Professor and FIRST Robotics Champion) and the recent Pittsburgh STEM Summit had a similar caution… Economic forecasts, based in the occupations of 16 European Union Countries and in the United States, agree that the middle class is disappearing. Automation has increased the demand for highly skilled managers and creative types, plus …

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Aug 24

Engineering Saturdays Fall 2014 now open to registration!

Engineering Saturdays Grades 3-8 11 am to 3 pm Baden Academy Media Lab $45 REGISTER   CLOSED  OCT 18 Diffraction and the Discovery of DNA  Go back 50 years to see the x-ray diffraction that Rosalind Franklin used to discover the shape and structure of DNA.   Each participant will build a DNA model to take …

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Aug 10

Rebar, Steelmaking, and 21st Century Jobs

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