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October, 2011
 

 

K-2 Winners

"The challenge piqued the kids' imaginations and got them thinking."

Team: Concord Hill Greenies

October, 2011

UL leads hands-on classroom learning

It's OK to read a textbook that discusses someone else's discovery. But it's so much better to work side-by-side with a scientist who helps you make your own. That's the theory behind the partnership between Disney and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which places its professionals in classrooms all across the country.

October, 2011
 

Students in the Sacramento City Unified School District need 225 credits to graduate high school and 180 to start their senior year. Some have far fewer than that.

October, 2011

Fran Wachter's science students are no slouches. Inspired by a fifth grade field trip to the Cache River Wetland, the students developed and began a restoration plan in sixth grade, advanced it in seventh grade and are now—as eighth-graders—ambassadors to younger students who will continue their legacy.

October, 2011

Around the time Dr. Terry Grier began overseeing the Houston Independent School District in 2009, roughly half of Houston's graduates were being accepted into college.

Too few graduates were arriving on university campuses in the fall having earned credits through Advanced Placement exams and only 15 percent eventually earned a college degree.

October, 2011

It is with great excitement that I announce Disney's Planet Challenge (DPC) is back for its third year, and with it we are bringing all kinds of additions and surprises! We're offering new and exclusive trips that put the grand in Grand Prize and joining forces with our partner program, Disney's Friends for Change, to bring even more opportunities to your students' fingertips.

October, 2011

One elementary school class and one middle school class will be named national grand prize winners for the 2012 competition that is open to grades 3-8. Many other classes will be recognized for their amazing achievements, too.

ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNER AND ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNER IN EACH CATEGORY

October, 2011

John Fraser, PhD, AIA, is the director of the Institute for Learning Innovation based in Edgewater, Md. He led a study that assessed the creativity and imagination development in children under 12-years-old who participated in Disney's Planet Challenge.

What was the goal of the research?

We aimed to understand if Disney's Planet Challenge contributed to the development of imagination and creativity skills for participating youth.

October, 2011

Before switching to CDI six years ago, Scott Willliams bought refurbished computers from an outfit that apparently had little, if any, inspection process.

"I don't think they even opened the box and checked them or cleaned them," said Williams, technical coordinator of the Fisher CUSD #1 school district in Illinois.

He says that's never happen with CDI computers.

October, 2011

What is Disney's Planet Challenge? Disney's Planet Challenge is a free, project-based environmental and science competition for students in grades 3-8. Kids identify a local environmental problem, then plan and implement a solution based on their ideas.

September, 2011
 

Pacific View Charter School teacher Kathy Meck recently recalled a 7th grader who came from a traditional school, where he struggled because he didn't like being there.

September, 2011
 

If Bob Henderson had any doubts about purchasing recycled computers for the Lake Park Audubon school district in Minnesota, they vanished after he saw CDI’s three-year warranty.

August, 2011

Keith Rogers, chief operating Officer of Milwaukee Academy of Science, was looking for a home computer when he recalled a series of email messages he'd received at work from a CDI sales representative about recertified machines.

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