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Helping Entrepreneurs and Educators STEP Up to Social Media

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Heidi Larson has extensive experience in virtual education, online collaboration, educational technology, and professional development. As a technical assistance specialist for the Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund TA program, she is working to sustain an education technology community of practice that provides i3 grantees with ongoing learning, peer networking, and support. For EDC’s Social Technology Enabled Professional (STEP) program, Heidi has contributed to the development of online instructional modules and rich multimedia materials targeted to guide current and future entrepreneurs in effectively using social media to grow their businesses. With STEP co-PIs Joyce Malyn-Smith and Joe Ippolito, Heidi presented findings from this work on December 18 at the Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference in Sheffield, England. In this post, she shares resources from STEP and discusses a new project that builds upon STEP.

Heidi Larson has extensive experience in virtual education, online collaboration, educational technology, and professional development. As a technical assistance specialist for the Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund TA program, she is working to sustain an education technology community of practice that provides i3 grantees with ongoing learning, peer networking, and support.

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EDC Computer Science Ed Leaders Share Expertise at White House Event

June Mark and Jim Stanton at White House Event

On December 11, two of EDC’s computer science education leaders—Jim Stanton and June Mark (shown at left and below)—were invited to the White House’s K–12 Computer Science Education Workshop to share their individual views and experience with new strategies to expand access to computer science learning.

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Celebrating Computer Science Education Week

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Paul Goldenberg has over 40 years of experience in K–12 mathematics curriculum development, research, and professional development. He has taught from self-contained elementary (Grades 2 and 4) through middle and high school mathematics and computer science, as well as graduate school mathematics and psychology for education. Currently, Paul and his long-time collaborator June Mark are the co-Principal Investigators of BJC4NYC—an NSF Math and Science Partnership (MSP) in which EDC is collaborating with UC Berkeley, the New York City Department of Education, and the NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education to broaden participation in computer science in New York City public high schools. In this post, written in celebration of Computer Science Education Week 2015 (December 7–13) and Hour of Code, Paul shares some thoughts about computer science education.

Paul Goldenberg has over 40 years of experience in K–12 mathematics curriculum development, research, and professional development. He has taught from self-contained elementary (Grades 2 and 4) through middle and high school mathematics and computer science, as well as graduate school mathematics and psychology for education.

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New K-2 PARCC Performance Tasks Help Math Teachers Enhance Students’ Learning

Matt McLeod

Working closely with PARCC and The Center: Resources For Teaching and Learning, Matt McLeod has led an EDC team in developing 16 K-2 PARCC performance tasks—games and other engaging activities—that support math teachers in gauging and supporting their students’ understanding of Common Core concepts. "We were so glad that PARCC reached out to us to design these tasks for K-2 students, and we really enjoyed the work of creating them,” McLeod said.

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SolveMe Mobiles Video

Fri, 10/02/2015

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This video describes the SolveMe Mobiles app, which is designed to support algebraic reasoning in a fun and interactive format. These colorful puzzles help algebra and pre-algebra students as well as puzzle-lovers of all ages establish and strengthen the logic of solving equations for unknown values. Play SolveMe Mobiles at http://solveme.edc.org or learn more about the project.

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Quick-Click Tour of LTD FY15 Resources

Sat, 10/03/2015

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This "Quick-Click Tour" presents some of the online and print resources that the Learning and Teaching Division at EDC produced from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

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Supporting Students' Science Success

Sun, 09/27/2015

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Nevin Katz, Katherine Paget, Jackie Miller

An effective curriculum supports science teachers in enhancing students' learning, understanding, and achievement. This series of three engaging, animated videos presents some key considerations and potential pitfalls to avoid in choosing and using an effective curriculum.

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Modifying A Core Curriculum

Sat, 09/26/2015

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Nevin Katz, Katherine Paget, Jackie Miller

No one science curriculum can meet the needs of all students and teachers. Using lively animations, this video describes why teachers might want to modify a curriculum and provides examples of the kinds of modifications that teachers might make.

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