Category Archives: Texas

SHOUT OUT: Jennifer Litton teaches Genetics!

SHOUT OUT to Citizen Teacher Jennifer Litton, physician at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center teaching Jane Long students all about genetics! Apprentices have been learning about careers in the medical field, DNA, and pedigrees through hands-on activities and guest speakers. Jennifer has led her apprentices to success and the group is preparing for their WOW! at the Houston City-Wide WOW! on December 14th! Continue reading

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Jane Long students WOW! NASA!

Congratulations to Measuring the Solar System and Video Game Design apprentices from the Jane Long Middle School for presenting their amazing work from their apprenticeships this past semester to employees at NASA in Houston, Texas! Special SHOUT OUT to Citizen Teachers NASA engineer Shaun Williams from Video Game Design and Matthew Olson Shuttle Astronaut Trainer at Johnson Space Center from Measuring the Solar System! Continue reading

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Can-struction apprentices create and donate!

The numbers tell the story best:

1,624 cans of donated food to give to Capital Area Food Bank
12 Architects from SHW Group
10 Apprentices from Citizen Schools Bedichek
3 Parent Builders
5 Staff Team from CS Bedichek
Hundreds of visitors
1 very special day
1 giant impact!
Led by Texas Citizen Teachers from the SHW Group Emily Potts, Alison Binford, and Ed Napier, Bedichek students from the Can-struction apprenticeship WOW!ed hundreds of visitors at the Barton Creek Mall as they displayed their masterpieces made solely out of donated cans! Working in teams of three, the “Can”Struction apprentices built a giant cornucopia, milk carton, and slice of cherry pie. Each structure represents the abundant harvest of the Thanksgiving season. Not only did students demonstrate their mastery of design concepts, but they learned the importance of spacing and foundation as they manipulated the nearly 1,624 cans to create their final products. The cans were donated to the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin.
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SHOUT OUT: Citizen Teacher Lonny Stern teaches Robotics

Over the course of the semester, Texas Citizen Teacher Lonny Stern from Skill Point Alliance has been turning Kealing apprentices into programmers, engineers and researchers to design robots to navigate around obstacles. The future engineers and scientists are also researching how biomedical engineering can improve emergency room procedures! Their findings will be revealed at the STEM WOW! on Thursday, December 9th. Continue reading

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SHOUT OUT: Texas Citizen Teacher Lyren Brown

SHOUT OUT to Texas Citizen Teacher Lyren Brown, Computer Aided Design Engineer at Advanced Micro Devices who contributed his apprenticeship curriculum for “Robotics” to our curricula library!  Lyren has taught several apprenticeships at the Bedichek Middle School in Austin, TX … Continue reading

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A Texas Citizen Teacher’s story…

Your experience at Citizen Schools will have a real impact, not on just the students you teach, but also on you. Consider one Texas Citizen Teacher’s story: Continue reading

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