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Initiatives

Robo Rally: “ROVE!” 2017

On Wednesday, May 17 at Sierra Madre Middle School 200 PUSD middle school students  showcased their robotics skills at this year’s space-exploration-themed competition, Robo Rally 2017: “ROVE!”. PUSD students built and programmed “planetary rovers” that raced against time to ensure the survival of a colony on a distant Mars-like planet. The rovers…...

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Robotics

PEF has partnered with the PUSD to create a Robotics education program.  Within the course, students learn how to build and program Robotic systems that incorporate sensors and motors to accomplish a variety of complex tasks. By engaging in exciting hands on applications, students practice and reinforce key concepts in…...

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Raiders of the Lost Can

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the Pasadena Educational Foundation sent a group of over two hundred Pasadena Unified middle school robotics students to Caltech to take a lab tour, hear a lecture on neuroscience, and learn about the relationship between neuroscience and programming robotics. The day culminated in attending Raiders of…...

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App Academy Students Win at Hackathon

Every time you go to the E&W Manager website you are greeted with one of over 150 tips on how to help you save electricity and water from the built in random tip generator. E&W Manager, the prize-winning entry in the Hack for Pasadena app competition, was developed by a…...

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Historical Classroom Maps

Learning History Through Geography “Thank you so much for providing me the opportunity to apply for a teacher grant.  I used the money to purchase historical classroom maps (16 of them!) I started teaching in 1997, and this is the first time that I have had classroom maps that are…...

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What does a Kindergarten student do in the My Masterpieces Program?

The PEF award-winning program My Masterpieces that is offered to all PUSD students (K-6) starts with a field trip to Kidspace Children’s Museum for Kinder students. They are met by an educator that tours them around the gardens and provides educational activities. One of the engaging activities (seen below) is creating their own unique…...

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My Masterpieces: Discovering Art in My Community

  “Partnering with Pasadena Educational Foundation’s My Masterpieces Program allows The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens to increase its reach within the diverse community of Pasadena. We remain committed to the Pasadena Unified School District and this program is a superb example of that partnership!” – Guy Fish Art…...

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2nd Grade Art Walk

Did you know that every Pasadena Unified School District 2nd grader takes a public art walking tour with PEF’s My Masterpieces program? Ms. Totaro’s 2nd grade class from McKinley School had an exciting day this April getting inspired in our community on a public art tour around Pasadena City Hall.…...

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Grammarosaurus at McKinley

“Extra! Extra! Stop that press! Guess what Mrs. Muthiah’s 2nd grade class at McKinley found in Loch Ness! Grammarosaurus!” 120 students performed Grammarosaurs had a blast learning the second grade grammar standards while developing their speaking and listening skills. If you missed it this year, don’t miss it next year! Watch…...

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