Greg Gage, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist & Founder of Backyard Brains DIY Neuroscience

Programs like this are few and far between but I think they are on the leading edge... this is what we're going to see in the next decade. This is not something you normally see in school districts, this is something that's going to be brand-new and I think it will be replicated. I suspect this will be published, people are going to find out about this and be replicating this around the country.

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Elizabeth Gray

AVID Instructor, Ector County ISD

I got to be the teacher ambassador for PICK Education and I thought it was fantastic. It was not only a once in a lifetime experience for some of these kids, it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience for me. I absolutely love the ambassador aspect of it, these kids are now the experts. And they will be able to teach what they did learn and how to do the experiment to their fellow students. And I just think that’s fantastic.

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Erica, Javen, Alyssa & Jocelyn

Elementary Students, Ector County ISD

This should be something we do regularly, in every single school! 


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High School Student, Ector County ISD

They put me in a real neuroscientist position...it really gives you that feeling, yes, I can do this. It brings all your dreams to reality. It makes me feel happy, like I'm almost special.

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Rob Thornell, Ed.D.

Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Norwest ISD

PICK Education is changing the lives of students daily. By moving seats from traditional classroom settings to more robust, authentic learning experiences, we have challenged teachers and engaged students in ways I never thought possible. Recently, two of our students who have been engaged with real medical research opportunities were awarded full four year scholarships at Southern Methodist University (SMU) to continue in bio-medical studies. Both students and the University noted the student experiences in PICK Education allowed them opportunities that placed them far ahead of their peers.

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Tom Crowe

Former Superintendent of Schools

 I cannot describe how excited I am about the things that are happening with PICK Education. While working with our curriculum department, PICK Education blends real world learning with the requirements that we have from the State-mandated knowledge and skills that our students need. PICK Education allows students to create learning rather than just receiving learning. I am very pleased with the opportunities that are being afforded to our students.   

Evonne Marruffo

Evonne Marruffo

Elementary Teacher, Ector County ISD

By bringing SharkFinder®...they can become more than their neighborhood or their situation.

They're becoming part of the community of the world.

That educational opportunity is far grander than anything they're going to get out of a book.

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