Offsite Meeting – Working AND Having Fun

Gathering the team members from all over the world is not an easy job, but we always make it a priority as the team is excited to reconnect with one another.  The last team meeting was in person and full of fresh ideas. We met in Belgrade, Serbia, and for a couple of days were working and having fun. Who knew it was possible?! (We did. That’s just how we roll.)

people posing for the pic

Say “Cheeeeesee”

Well, you can see that taking a great team photo is hard while there are jokes all the time 🙂

Meeting in person brings a sparkle to our team that so often meets online. However, we didn’t want anyone to miss out on these meetings so team members that weren’t able to come to Belgrade joined us online (see the picture below).

skype meeting

Staying together as a team

We believe that we can contribute the most when our team members are happy and motivated. That brings creativity and ideas that the world hasn’t seen yet!

girl talking and smiling

Enjoying conversation

And about the mentioned ideas – we’ve already started to realize them. Next Friday we’re going to be at Gravely S.T.E.A.M Night! So, if you’re nearby – mark the 13th of March on your calendar, visit us, and check out what a-maze-ing things we’ve prepared for you! 🙂

2019 was a blast

The start of a new year gave us a great reason to look back and celebrate our activities from the previous year. We’re sharing a bit of what our Nobel Explorers team did and, believe us, it’s a-maze-ing.

The Nobel Explorers team went to more than 30 STEM events, conferences, and fairs. Among others, we’ve visited Techstravaganza (also referred to as Techstrav). And we already started the year 2020 strong and went to the Haymaker STEAM event.

These events provided the perfect opportunity to share our passion with attendees and encourage their love of STEM. At STEM events we’ve enjoyed engaging attendees with our hands-on activities and sharing Nobel Explorers’ learning opportunities. What a privilege meeting so many wonderful people!

Explaining the benefits of Nobel Explorers projects

Explaining the benefits of Nobel Explorers projects

Throughout the expos, attendees who visited our table got to try out a lot of fun things. They :

  • Made, printed, and solved their own maze,
  • Played an online negotiation and trust game,
  • Programmed a mBot line-following robot,
  • Chatted with an AI bot,
  • Explored computing with Raspberry Pi 3+.
girl solving a maze

A-maze-ing

Our Generation 1 interns are passionate about STEM and have been using critical soft skills to share their passion with others at these events. The whole Nobel team is really proud of them!

Two of our Nobel Explorer interns

Two of our Nobel Explorer interns

We know that 2020 is going to be another year of great STEM fairs (watch for us at an event near you!) and growing our global learning community!

Three successful events

Last weekend was a resounding success for our team: we managed to pull off three events with amazing outcomes.

We spent three days in Tampa, Florida, at the Florida PTA. This marked a great beginning, as we sparked lots of interest in our work from the very start.

Our second appearance was at the ASCA annual conference in Los Angeles. This event was extremely valuable to us because we were able to learn about the topics currently being discussed in U.S. schools. We also managed to get a picture with ASCA Executive Director, Richard Wong, and ASCA Assistant Director, Eric Sparks.

The last event we attended was the MD PTA conference in Baltimore. We were delighted to see enthusiasm at all three venues and to discover visitors were already familiar with our work. There was lots of activity around our booths, which helped us not only to spread the word about our amazing work and the Nobel Exchange program, but also to meet new people, make connections, and see, in person, the significance of our work.

We are really proud of our team and all the activity we generated!

 

2018 National PTA Convention & Expo in New Orleans

From June 22-23, our team attended the 2018 National PTA Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA. Their mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children – a mission similar to ours. We’re truly honored to be a part of this amazing family and to have had an opportunity to promote Nobel Coaching & Tutoring and Nobel Explorers to several thousand parents and education professionals from across the country.

 

 

21st Century Learning Conference

On June 13, our team attended the “21st Century Learning Conference” in Upton, MA – an event made for students. With several Nobelians joining in online, we held a workshop on being part of a global team, followed by a brainstorming session on how to make STEM education accessible worldwide, in which all students participated. The conference was a great success with many students showing interest in both Nobel Coaching & Tutoring and Nobel Explorers.