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International Mother Language Day

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of International Mother Language Day. I hold this day close to my heart. My father was a native Spanish speaker growing up in the Southwest United States in the 1960s and was a victim of an often told tale about being belittled, ill-treated and isolated for speaking Spanish, his native language.

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What Skills Make Up A Future Engineer? VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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Does your child build with blocks, design creative inventions or solve problems? Chances are the skills they are developing translate to what’s needed in today’s engineering jobs. These skills, along with other important 21st century learning skills, are what FasTracKids programs focus on.

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Teamwork Lessons With Rich

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Skipper Rich Wilson has taught us many incredible lessons so far on his trek around the world. In the Adventure At Sea program, Rich receives support from teams of inquisitive students around the world while he sails in the Vendée Globe race. As part of the program, students learn about the different the importance of teams and support of others.

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Turning Passive TV Into Active Learning

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This year marks the 20th celebration of World Television Day. The commemoration was proclaimed after numerous countries gathered for the first World Television Forum in 1996. In that historical fellowship, influential media personalities banded together and discussed the significance of television for spreading information and real-time broadcasting of important events in different parts of the planet.

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Set Sail for an Adventure of a Lifetime – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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When FasTracKids CEO Nancy Faunce excitedly informed the corporate office that we were partnering with a sailor in the Vendée Globe, I had to perform a Google search on what the “Vendée Globe” was.

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FasTracKids Halloween Characters

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Happy Halloween from FasTracKids! We have a fun activity that involves your child’s favorite FasTracKids characters and how you can make them come to life.

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Reading…and Records

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

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Summer Learning Day – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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“It’s lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky, up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made, or only just happened- Jim he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened; I judged it would have took too long to make so many.”
― Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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FasTracKids Sets Sail with Live Interactive Curriculum Partner sitesALIVE!

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July 8, 2016, Greenwood Village, CO – FasTracKids International is pleased to announce a partnership with the non-profit organization sitesALIVE! to distribute Ocean Challenge Live! educational program content in centers and schools around the world. The curriculum will be offered in conjunction to the Vendée Globe sailing race, starting in November of 2016.

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Involved Fathers Make Successful Kids – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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Parents play a pivotal role in a child’s early development and fathers often become the most influential mentors. When fathers are involved in their child’s education, they help shape who that child is and will become.

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