Teaching Garage

Through her organization, Teaching Garage, an online elementary STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum provider, Janice Lathrop aims to demystify the concept of engineering, engage students in design thinking, and guide teachers without formal engineering training professional backgrounds in delivering engaging lessons at the elementary school level.

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Michelle Vogt
Social and Emotional Learning

As education is an outgrowth of the needs of society, it is only natural that education systems vary from one community to the next and breed different schools of thought. Yet, a theme that remains constant throughout is the importance of morals and character building embedded into the curriculum. The purpose of education is not simply to prepare individuals to join the workforce but to develop people into full-fledged members of society, requiring an equal emphasis on traditional topics like math and science but also on developing emotional intelligence. How do schools today ensure that their curriculum emphasizes EQ as much as IQ? Cue: social and emotional learning.

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Michelle Vogt
UPchieve - Our Story

The best ideas come from solving your own problems. Aly's problem was this: as a recent college graduate with a full-time job, she didn't have time in her schedule to volunteer and give back to her community, a practice she had kept and valued all of her life. 

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Michelle Vogt