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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education: Teachers Developing the Next Generation of STEM Talent

Mon, 01/31/2011


Caroline Parker, Joyce Malyn-Smith, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert (editors), Siobhan Bredin (coauthor)

Since 2003, EDC has served as the Learning Resource Center for the NSF's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Edited by EDC staff, this special issue—Vol. 18, No. 2 (2010)—of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education presents lessons learned from ITEST.

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Evolution of the Ford PAS Curriculum

Mon, 01/03/2011

"We wanted to ensure the investment we were making was going to really make a difference, so we teamed with a group called Education Development Center..." This video describes how Ford Motor Company Fund and EDC developed the Ford PAS curriculum. Ford PAS engages students in learning academics through the business or career they're interested in, develops key career skills—critical thinking, problem-solving, communication—exposes students to careers they might not otherwise have access to, and connects students with the business community and post-secondary institutions.

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NSF Award to Build on Computational Thinking (CT)

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $210,000 to build on the success and experience of the division’s NSF-funded “IT Across Careers” and other STEM workforce-development projects. LTD and its partners will develop and validate core computational thinking (CT) skill sets used by scientists, technicians/technologists, engineers, and mathematicians in STEM workplaces.

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