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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. Help Write the Next MacGyver Contest — February 24, 2015
  2. Beaver County Humane Society Welcomes Research Fellows — February 22, 2015
  3. Reaching the World Through Robotics — February 22, 2015
  4. Welcome Leah Kennelly! — February 15, 2015
  5. Heart Valves, Blood Drives, and STEM Education — February 15, 2015

Most commented posts

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

Author's posts listings

Feb 24

Help Write the Next MacGyver Contest

Locally, I am looking to have an adult mini-retreat to brainstorm some good plots. Want to join me? Email!

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Feb 22

Beaver County Humane Society Welcomes Research Fellows

humane society

  Come to Beaver County Humane Society on Saturday, February 28th, 2 pm to 4 pm, to meet Veronica Judt, author of Hamster Fun Facts, and to meet the Kitty Whisperers and appear in their next episode.  Book signing, episode filmings and kitties!  Invite your friends.    

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Feb 22

Reaching the World Through Robotics

Arvind and Seshan - Droid Robotics

By Arvind and Sanjay Seshan Welcome to guest bloggers Arvind and Sanjay Seshan! Arvind and Sanjay are members of Not the Droids You Are Looking For (www.droidsrobotics.org), a FIRST Lego League (www.firstlegoleague.org) team based in Pittsburgh, PA. They have had a very successful four seasons, winning a Champions trophy and Robot Performance trophy every year of …

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Feb 15

Welcome Leah Kennelly!

Leah Kennelly
Project Manager

Welcome Leah Kennelly, Grow a Generation’s new project manager. Leah Kennelly joins Grow a Generation with a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue and nearly ten years of experience as a senior engineer with Proctor and Gamble. Most recently, Leah has been involved in schools, scouts, and faith communities taking up the topics …

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Feb 15

Heart Valves, Blood Drives, and STEM Education

what_happens_to_donated_blood

Happy Valentine’s Day! As we celebrate the holiday of giving one’s heart to another in love, indulge in a moment’s reflection on this amazing organ. Last fall, we held an Engineering Saturday on the theme of Heart Valves.  Jacob Ujhazy was the guest presenter for the event and prepared an incredible interview and fascinating conversation …

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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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