Category Archives: Education

05 Mar
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Learning to Program with BeeBots

Middle school students in NLA’s after school program have been learning programming through playing and competition with BeeBots! BeeBots are “robots that bring fun and excitement into the classroom while teaching directionality, planning, sequencing, counting, and working together.”  BeeBots can ...

27 Feb
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Reading Celebration Days

Little Learning Warriors from Arlington Elementary visited the Carnegie Library in Knoxville for Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s Reading Celebration Day, with guidance from the Reading & Tech Warriors.  Planned and coordinated by Sasha Stankovic, NLA’s Warrior Program Coordinator, Reading Celebration Days ...

09 Jan
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Staff Spotlight: Dale Crawford

Dale Crawford is NLA’s lead Program Coordinator.  Learn more about her below! WHO ARE YOU?  WHERE ARE YOU FROM?  HOW DID YOU GET HERE? My name is Dale Crawford. I grew up in Fairfax, Virginia.  I went to college in ...

21 Nov
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Morrow Celebrates Recycling at the Local Library

The Little Learning Warriors go on regular themed trips to the local Carnegie Libraries; this was Morrow Elementary’s first Library Celebration back in October, which took place at the Woods Run library.  The celebration was for Halloween and had the ...

26 Oct
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Balloon Blow-Up

The Little Learning Warriors at Arlington Elementary took part in a STEM lesson, observing the chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar by using the reaction to blow up a balloon. The students were lead in a discussion about what ...

28 Sep
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Oobleck: Exploring States of Matter

Tech Warriors joined the Little Learning Warriors in a lesson about the states of matter — specifically liquids and solids, and how they behave in various conditions. Much of their lesson focused on exploring the definition of Non-Newtonian fluids, which ...

16 Aug
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Tech Warriors Welcomed back by Braskem’s Innovation & Tech Center

On August 16th, the Tech Warriors were welcomed back to Braskem’s Innovation and Technology Center for their second visit. Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the world’s leading biopolymer producer, including the leading producer ...

06 Aug
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HYPE Award Scholarships

HYPE Scholars event was held on Sunday August 6th at the Jeron X. Grayson Center. This event celebrated 8 Hype participants representing the following HYPE programs: Neighborhood Learning Alliance, School 2 Career, Higher Achievement, and Center that Cares. Two of ...

13 Jul
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Student Voice: Monet & Nakaiya in the Carlow Summer College Course Program

Neighborhood Learning Alliance is providing scholarships to 60 students in one of three 8-week College in High School classes offered by Carlow University this summer, mid-June to mid-August. The scholarship covers class tuition, class textbook, transportation for eligible students, and cost of ...

11 Jul
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Warriors Visit Optimus Technologies

On June 27th the Reading & Tech Warriors visited Optimus Technologies, a Pittsburgh-based company that is “the market leader in high performance biodiesel conversion solutions that utilize biodiesel and diesel for medium- and heavy-duty truck fleets.” Optimus Technology team members ...

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