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January 27th, 2016

January 2016
New! Gooru Summer PD Workshops
This summer, Gooru is planning to run two free series of professional development workshops to engage and support educators who are building with and implementing Gooru. Read on to see if they are right for you or your school/district!

Course-Building for Personalized Learning
Are you eager to create a personalized learning course for your students? Are you ready to learn from and contribute to an innovative community of educators, content experts, and Gooru Innovation Fellows? Join us for Gooru Course-building workshops this summer in Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area! Work with our own curriculum specialists, consulting experts, and Gooru teachers in content areas across K-12.

Navigate Math

Gooru and Leadership Public Schools, a northern California charter management network, have collaborated to develop Navigate Math, a math course to help close the achievement gap in 9th grade. Students in Navigate Math who started below grade level showed an average of 1.6 years of growth this semester, as measured by NWEA MAP.

Gooru is looking for 100 innovative 7th-9th grade math teachers across the globe who are committed to closing the math achievement gap in their schools by implementing Navigate Math. This summer, we will offer professional development in rolling out Navigate Math, as well as provide ongoing professional development and support throughout the year at no cost to you or your district.

Click “Sign Up” below to indicate your interest in Gooru Summer Workshops.

If you have any questions about these programs, or about possible workshops outside of the Bay Area, email us at community@gooru.org.

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Gooru Co-founder on Forbes 30 Under 30 List
This month, Gooru’s co-founder Amara Humphry was named one of the 2016 Forbes “30 Under 30” social entrepreneurs. In response, she said,

“I’m so grateful for all the support I’ve received from friends, family and mentors…It’s exciting to start 2016 having Gooru recognized and advancing our work to honor the human right to education.”

Upcoming Event: California Charter Schools Conference
We will be at the California Charter Schools Conference on March 14-17 in Long Beach, CA. Drop us a line at community@gooru.org if you are planning on attending and would like to meet up!
Sign Up for Webinars and Trainings
We offer in-person trainings and regular webinars to help you get started with Gooru. If you’re a Gooru newbie, these webinars are a great place to start! In Gooru 101: How to Gooru, a member of our team will do a step-by-step walkthrough of all of Gooru’s features. In Gooru Office Hours, we’ll answer any questions from particpants in an informal, conversational webinar. See more info and register here.
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