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Heidi Olinger (PrettyBrainy)
Works at Pretty Brainy, Inc.
Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lives in Fort Collins, CO, USA
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Kathy Sampson and Sue Martino are a gift to their students and a model for helping students learn what is valuable and beautiful about math. Kudos, Preston and Smart Technologies.
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Hey guys. I am taking drawing requests. I can only draw chibis. :3
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Bravo to closing a class period by prompting students to reflect and setting the stage for what is to come next.
 
6 end-of-class prompts to use for student reflection.

#assessment    #studentengagement   #criticalthinking  
Edutopia blogger Josh Block, acknowledging that it takes time to process information and synthesize ideas, offers some reflective and closing activities to deepen students' learning in those critical minutes at the end of class.
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A #STEM lesson that blends soil science and sustainability with fashion.
To help make STEM relevant for all students, Heidi Olinger puts a fashion industry spin on soil science and math for middle school girls.
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The young design engineers of Textiles + TechStyles show off their ability to collaborate and work as a team. The task? Trouble-shoot issues with micro-controller circuits they had created using eTextile components. Thank you for taking a moment to see Pretty Brainy's #STEAM students in action.
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The opening of the Math Camp for Young Women, Las Chicas de Mathematicas, at the University of Northern Colorado. The activity? The STEM OF FASHION DESIGN from Pretty Brainy.
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#ChangeThePattern Kate Lindeen and Terri Fry Kasuba are collaborating to support Pretty Brainy in Changing The Pattern of too few females entering STEAM studies and careers. InnovatioNews.com is the first news organization to report the story.
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In my next life I'm coming back as Randi Fishenfeld. It was an honor to share the TEDx stage.
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“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson #sciencesunday #quotes
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By definition. Design Thinking also carries opportunities for students to  learn philanthropy and entrepreneurship.
 
30+ design-thinking resources to help students engage in real-world problem-solving: http://edut.to/1kusTSz.

#designthinking   #problemsolving   #experimentation  
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Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Journalism, 1981 - 1984
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Literature & Feminist Theory, 1989 - 1991
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Gender
Female
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Tagline
I Write, Speak + Design STEAM Learning to Inspire Girls to Pursue Their Greatest Aspirations.
Introduction
Founder + CEO, Pretty Brainy, creator of STEM learning that values how girls experience the world. I am the author of Fashionably Mashed: THE STEM OF FASHION DESIGN™, a hands-on experience for tweens and teens in custom-designing T-shirts using the math and science at the heart of great design. I have a journalism BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

I am at work on my next book, Textiles + TechStyles, and building Pretty Brainy into an awesome social enterprise + nonprofit organization. Please view my TED Talk on How to Help Girls Succeed in STEM.
Bragging rights
Began my career traveling the world by military cargo plane. Dubbed "part sociologist, part philosopher, part feminist, part entrepreneur." Joined in the office every day by Layla, the rock-n-roll cat.
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Occupation
Education Keynote Speaker + Trainer | CEO + Social Entrepreneur | Writer
Skills
Public Speaking, Writing + Editing, Nonprofit Leadership, Curriculum Design
Employment
  • Pretty Brainy, Inc.
    Founder + CEO, 2008 - present
    Pretty Brainy, Inc., Named an Educational Leader for STEM Education by InnovatioNews | Nonprofit Leader + Social Entrepreneur | Author, Fashionably Mashed: THE STEM OF FASHION DESIGN™ | Education Keynote Speaker + Trainer | Curriculum Designer, STEAM Learning That Values How Girls Experience the World
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Currently
Fort Collins, CO, USA
Previously
Heidelberg, Germany - Madison, Wisconsin
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