NewSchools Summit 2018: Key Takeaways and Insights

Our team was privileged to attend the NewSchools Summit 2018 in Burlingame, CA from May 8-9. NewSchools is an organization that funds entrepreneurs seeking to innovate and improve public education. The NewSchools Summit is an invite-only event that brings together leaders in education innovation. Attendees included educators, administrators, business leaders, and more. For the 20th […]

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Research finds young girls lack exposure to STEM role models

In recognition of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8, 2018, our team at Peekapak conducted a survey to understand how females are represented in children’s literature today. 150+ elementary teachers participated. Survey findings reveal that the number of female characters in children’s storybooks pale in comparison to males. In fact, respondents reported that female […]

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Case Study: Peekapak in a PBIS Classroom

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing behavioral supports and social culture to help students achieve social, emotional and academic success. Renee Gogolewski is a Kindergarten teacher at Woodson Kindergarten Center in Austin, MN. She was seeking a program to complement her center’s PBIS focus. For more information on PBIS, click here. […]

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4 Guiding Principles for Early Learning & Technology Integration: Review of Official DOE Policy Brief

By Dr. Jennifer Williams, Professor for Saint Leo University in the College of Education As Peekapak founder, Ami Shah, and I set out to create an immersive and interactive session for our upcoming FETC presentation titled “Trending Topics in Early Literacy: Practices and Tools for the Early Childhood Classroom,” we sought ways to share relevant, research-based […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Heather Gibson’s “Flower Project”

We recently connected with Heather Gibson, School Guidance Counselor at Hatikvah International Academy Charter School in East Brunswick, NJ. Heather showed us her “Flower Project” and we are so excited to share this with the Peekapak community!   What is the Flower Project? In the Flower Project, students create a unique flower representing who they are. This character education lesson gives students […]

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