DRANREF Foundation

The mission of the the DRANREF Foundation is to advance STEAM education and entrepreneurship in underserved communities. View their website here.
 

The DRANREF Foundation is offering one in-school placement and one professional development opportunity through the Arts and Humanities for Every Student program. This in-school workshop is being underwritten by the DRANREF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Business Transformation Group (BTG), and some workshops will be provided at no cost to schools.The full value of this workshop is $1,000. Note: In-school Placements will be scheduled based on mutual availability and will be determined after the lottery requests are assigned.

THE ABACUS PROJECT -In School (December Lottery) 
Presented by: DRANREF Foundation
The Abacus Project invites students to explore Asian culture through the world’s oldest calculator. Students compare and contrast designs using authentic tools, then build their own abacus using colorful beads and craft sticks. Through hands-on learning, students employ the ancient number system to perform basic operations, then watch calculations come to life through strategic bead movement. This activity helps develop concentration, fosters creativity, and inculcates the habit of careful observation, sound reasoning, and original thinking – all integral to the artistic process. Students keep their abacus, and with continued practice, can develop the ability to manipulate numbers with a mental picture.
Discipline: Humanities, Visual Arts/Photography/Film
Curriculum Connections: Math
Grades: 3rd-6th
Cost: DRANREF can offer up to three workshops at your school and will be at a partial cost of $500, based on 20 students.

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THE ABACUS PROJECT FOR TEACHERS
Presented by: DRANREF Foundation
The Abacus Project invites teachers to help students explore Asian culture, while enhancing their thinking and creativity skills, through the construction and application of the world's oldest calculator. Teachers make their own abacus using beads and craft sticks and learn how to employ the ancient number system to perform basic operations. At the conclusion, teachers will receive an easy to follow lesson plan to share this hands-on, metacognitive experience in their classrooms. This activity helps develop students’ concentration, fosters creativity, and inculcates the habit of careful observation, sound reasoning, and original thinking – all integral to the artistic process.
Date: TBD
Time: 4:30 PM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The DRANREF Foundation
1300 I Street NW, Suite 400E Washington, DC 20005
Discipline: Arts Learning- Visual Arts, Humanities Learning, Arts Integration
Curriculum Connections: Math
Grades: 3-6
Cost: DRANREF can offer up to 3 workshops at your school and will be at a partial cost of $250 based on 10 teachers.

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