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OPINION: What if students returned to the same teachers the next year? The Hechinger Report
OPINION: What if students returned to the same teachers the next year? The Hechinger Report January 2nd, 2020

How and why ‘looping’ works to overcome adverse childhood experiences

by GAIL CONWAY
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to start the school year with all students “looping” into the rhythm of their classroom routines, with teachers already having a handle on every student’s strengths, struggles and home issues? A scenario in which teachers have […]

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Spiffy Pictures Named Winner of Opening Minds USA™ Innovation Award
Spiffy Pictures Named Winner of Opening Minds USA™ Innovation Award January 31st, 2017

CHICAGO– Opening Minds USA™ announced Spiffy Pictures the winner of its Innovation Award. The Opening Minds Innovation Award, a signature Opening Minds event, honors individuals and organizations throughout the nation whose innovations adva

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Opening Minds USA™ Honors  WTTW’s President and CEO Daniel J. Schmidt with its Lifetime Achievement Award
Opening Minds USA™ Honors WTTW’s President and CEO Daniel J. Schmidt with its Lifetime Achievement Award January 7th, 2015 CHICAGO– Opening Minds USA™ today announced WTTW’s President and CEO Daniel J. Schmidt is the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Schmidt will be honored at a private reception on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6-9 pm at the Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654.   “Dan’s leadership and commitment to [...] Read More

Wonder Workshop Named Winner of Opening Minds USA™ Innovation Award
Wonder Workshop Named Winner of Opening Minds USA™ Innovation Award January 5th, 2015 CHICAGO– Opening Minds USA™ today announced Wonder Workshop is the winner of its second annual Innovation Award.  The San Mateo, California-based Wonder Workshop was selected for its innovative approach to teaching code to children ages 5 and older using a pair of robots called Dot & Dash.   Dash & Dot are capable robots that [...] Read More

OPENING MINDS TO STEM FOR LITTLE LEARNERS™ PROGRAMS BOND WITH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S RAHM’S READERS 2014 SUMMER LEARNING CHALLENGE
OPENING MINDS TO STEM FOR LITTLE LEARNERS™ PROGRAMS BOND WITH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY’S RAHM’S READERS 2014 SUMMER LEARNING CHALLENGE June 25th, 2014

In connection with the Chicago Public Library’s Rahm’s Readers 2014 Summer Learning Challenge and in collaboration with Opening Minds USA™, the Library presents Opening Minds to STEM for Little Learners™ at neighborhood branch locations throughout July.

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