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3 Major Ways to Boost Basic Data Literacy in K-16

This article spotlights the report "Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue" authored and published by EDC's Oceans of Data Institute: "Focusing on three specific areas could be key to boosting K-16 students’ data literacy in a world where big data’s importance grows daily, according to a new report. EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) convened an expert panel of data analysts and educators for a workshop on data literacy, and panelists focused on what it means to be data literate in today’s world of big data, as well as what to teach students to prepare them to be part of today’s workforce and society. The panelists’ recommendations are included in a new report, Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue. During their discussion, panelists developed and endorsed a data definition: The data-literate individual understands, explains, and documents the utility and limitations of data by becoming a critical consumer of data, controlling his/her personal data trail, finding meaning in data, and taking action based on data. The data-literate individual can identify, collect, evaluate, analyze, interpret, present, and protect data."

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eSchool News

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Fri, 05/20/2016

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Next Generation STEM Learning For All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research

Thu, 05/19/2016

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Caroline Parker, Sarita Pillai, Jeremy Roschelle

This report presents important takeaways from a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Forum, “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” organized by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International through the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) at EDC, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) at EDC, and the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL), working in close

Next Generation STEM Learning For All Report

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Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue—Workshop Report

Sun, 05/01/2016

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What does it mean to be data literate in the world of “big data”? What should we be teaching students to better prepare them to participate in today’s workforce and society? What steps need to be taken to develop critical data literacy skills in schools?

Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue--Workshop Report

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2016 NSF STEM Video Showcase Spotlights Work to Broaden Participation in STEM

EDC fosters successful STEM learning from preschool through college

From May 17 to 23, nine videos by EDC researchers and instructional designers will be featured in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) 2016 STEM Video Showcase. View EDC's nine videos here.

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100Kin10 Summit

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04/27/2016
Houston, TX

From 11:10 to 12:30, Babette Moeller will co-present the session, "Facilitating Teacher-to-Teacher Learning" at the 2016 100Kin10 Summit at the Space Center Houston. EDC is a member of 100Kin10, a coalition of organizations that is working to prepare 100,000 new STEM teachers so that "our country can remain a nation of innovators, dreamers, and problem-solvers."

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Computer Science Education: Preparing Informed Decision-Makers and Innovators

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Jim Stanton, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) led by EDC, works with industry, education, and policy leaders to enhance access to computer science education, expand professional development for teachers, and create more pathways to STEM careers. Recently, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously approved voluntary digital literacy and computer science standards for the state that were collaboratively developed by MassCAN and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. In this post, Jim reflects on the importance of ensuring all students graduate from high school with a strong foundation in computer science education and computational thinking.

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EDC STEM Fact Sheet

Fri, 04/14/2017

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Kimberly Elliott

This fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges related to STEM education in the U.S. and provides an overview of EDC's work to support all students' successful STEM learning. Brief descriptions of some of our preschool through college STEM instructional design, professional development, research and evaluation, and capacity building initiatives are included, and a few of the impacts and findings from our work are highlighted.

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Curriculum Readies Students for Civic Life, College, & Careers

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Eliza P. Fabillar is an expert in high school reform, student-centered learning, systems change, professional development, instructional design, practitioner research, and educational equity. She specializes in helping districts and high schools build capacity to bridge research and practice and develop systemic solutions to close opportunity gaps, prevent drop-out, improve academic achievement, and promote college and career success for all students. Her work has a special focus on inquiry- and project-based teaching and learning to build students’ critical thinking skills, particularly in secondary social studies, humanities, and English language arts classes. In this post, she shares her insights on the state of civics education and describes an EDC-developed Law and Justice curriculum that prepares students for college, careers, and civic life.

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