MEDIA ADVISORY: Students, Educators and Business Leaders Join 'JiJi' the Penguin to Celebrate Math in Denver Schools
Irvine, Calif., Dec 1, 2014WHAT: More than 250 students, teachers and parents will gather to celebrate a DIRECTV grant that is bringing MIND Research Institute’s proven ST Math® program to three Denver area schools. For added excitement, JiJi, the animated penguin featured in the ST Math software, will join students in the celebration. Also, guests will have the chance to visit a computer lab where students are using ST Math to see the blended learning program in action. Developed by neuroscientists, the program presents math concepts through visually based, self-paced games that are as accessible for English Language Learners and those with learning disabilities as they are challenging for gifted students. The program has been proven to double or triple the growth in math proficiency at schools across the country.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 1 p.m. – Presentation and remarks 1:30 p.m. – Visit students using ST Math in the computer lab
WHERE: Smith Renaissance Elementary School | 3590 Jasmine St., Denver, CO 80207 | Directions
• Emily El Moudaffar, Principal • DIRECTV and MIND Research Institute leadership • JiJi the Penguin
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About MIND Research Institute MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social benefit organization, dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND's distinctive visual approach to math and problem-solving is the basis of its innovative, research-proven ST Math® programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND's programs currently reach over 800,000 students and 31,000 teachers in 2,500 schools in 40 states. For more information, visit www.mindresearch.org.