EDC Shares STEM Expertise at New America Forum

Cindy Hoisington

On March 16, EDC Senior Instructional Design Associate Cindy Hoisington (at left) represented EDC as a featured panelist in the livestreamed New America Forum, “What’s Next for STEM Education? Boosting Teachers and Teaching, PreK–12.” A national early STEM education expert, Cindy Hoisington is a contributor to STEM Starts Early, one of several new reports that the panel discussed.

Hoisington says, “I was excited by the opportunity to be part of this panel and to bring my perspective as a science teacher educator at EDC to the discussion, ‘What’s next for STEM education?’ It was a lively exchange of ideas about forging partnerships among practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers—something I think of as a strength of EDC’s—that will support STEM teaching and learning.”

“Teachers and families are pivotal partners in young people’s successful STEM learning,” adds Shelley Pasnik, EDC Vice President and Director of EDC’s Center for Children & Technology, “At EDC, our researchers and specialists are identifying and applying 2-generation and 3-generation strategies to help families support their children’s STEM learning and to strengthen partnerships between teachers and families. We definitely see that as one important piece of the ‘what’s next’ puzzle.”

For over 60 years, EDC researchers, evaluators, instructional designers, and professional developers have worked at the national, state, and local levels to strengthen PreK–12 STEM education. Working closely with educators, the global nonprofit provides new insights into effective programs and practices, and strengthens systems to enhance learning, improve achievement, and build a strong future workforce.   

Last updated: March 2017