The critical ‘A’ in STEAM

The critical ‘A’ in STEAM

We at Genius Plaza believe in creating content to showcase diverse STEAM professionals, which have the ability to inspire the next generation to pursue careers of impact. We are proud to be a force within a large nation-wide momentum pushing forward k-12 STEAM education, but it is also imperative that we not lose sight of […]

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The Future of Jobs

At Genius Plaza, we are working to ensure that all students, regardless of location or socioeconomic status, have the tools and resources to achieve their potential and have the skills to compete. With that in mind, this report by Pew – The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training – caught our attention. As we look […]

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Education Week in Review: May 26th, 2017

Education Week in Review: May 26th, 2017

Education Week in Review Each Friday, we will share education and EdTech chats, stories, and blogs we found that are of interest. We invite you to add others in the comments section. This Oakland high school robotics club should be the future of a more diverse tech industry         Zuckerberg tells Harvard we need a […]

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Google I/O 2017: VR comes into focus in the classroom

Google I/O 2017: VR comes into focus in the classroom

This year, on behalf of Genius Plaza, I had the opportunity to attend Google I/O, an annual conference held in California, where Google shares their latest technology and advancements. This year proved no different, with advances in machine learning, Android and – more importantly for Genius Plaza – virtual reality. Google showed various technologies, including […]

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Why Branding is Important

Why Branding is Important

Sometimes our intentions are good, but they miss the big picture. Last year on May 4th, also known as “Star Wars Day,” the brand Cinnabon tweeted an image of Princess Leia with a bun in her hair with a clever caption. It garnered a lot of positive attention for its playfulness and humor. The same […]

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Building diversity into your hiring process

Building diversity into your hiring process

I once worked with a manager who would only interview candidates who graduated from his prestigious alma-mater. He ended up with a team of brilliant, but similar-minded clones, who knew all the same processes and techniques, having studied under the same professors. This led to an increase in immediate productivity as everyone knew how to […]

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