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EDC Receives Eight New Grants to Enhance, Study STEM Education

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EDC has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation that will enable the global nonprofit to launch eight new initiatives and continue ongoing work to enhance preK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and improve outcomes for students. Over the next several years, EDC experts will carry out the following STEM-related R&D, evaluation, technical support, and professional development work:

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A Close-Up Look at the State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology

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Wendy Martin advances knowledge of how key aspects of education programs influence impact and participant experience. She specializes in leading formative research and collaborative co-design projects that deepen understanding of how to design effective educational technologies and integrate them into educational environments to enhance students' learning. Currently, Wendy is conducting an evaluation of the CS4All initiative in New York City with colleagues at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Wendy is also a staff member on the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) led by SRI and EDC. In this post, she discusses an October 2017 publication, "Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology" that she co-edited and co-authored.

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Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

Mon, 09/18/2017

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This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document.

Explore EDC's new resources in this quick-click tour

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MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2017 Annual Technology Conference

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10/25/2017
Foxborough, MA

From 11:30 to 12:25 p.m., Kirsten Peterson and Matt Holloway from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will present the session "Online Professional Development: Foundations for Inclusive Practice" at the 2017 Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) Annual Technology Conference. Learn more and register for this event

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Early Literacy Learning

Fri, 09/01/2017

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Kimberly Elliott, Jennifer Crandell

Strong literacy skills are crucial to all children's school readiness, school success, and lifelong learning. Across the U.S. and around the world, EDC supports families and teachers in building children’s early language and literacy skills. This brief spotlights some of our literacy-related studies, resources, and evidence-based programs.

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Young Learners and Technology

Fri, 09/01/2017

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Kimberly Elliott, Shelley Pasnik

EDC has found that digital resources, such as interactive mobile apps, online games with built-in assessments, and videos that tell compelling stories with a rich set of characters, can play productive roles in early teaching, learning, and health promotion. This fact sheet describes how we work with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to ensure all children and families thrive.

Young Learners and Technology

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Everyone's Worried About Fake News: What Can Teachers Do About It?

In this article, EDC experts Eliza Fabillar, Tony Streit, and Bill Tally share their insights on the crucial importance of teachers fostering students' media literacy, informed use of social media, and civil discourse: "Not only do teachers need to help their students understand the difference between real and fake news stories, but they need to guide them in learning how to consume, understand, and create media that is relevant to their lives...In a democratic society, it’s every teacher’s responsibility to educate their students on how to be citizens, and being able to make sense of media is a critical part of that education...We need to make media literacy instruction more nimble to better address the media environments in which young people are spending time. This means talking about social media and having real conversations about truth, ethics, and the responsibilities of digital citizenship..."

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EDC Newsroom

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Mon, 08/21/2017

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EDC Receives IES Grant to Examine Career-Tech Education Outcomes

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With a $1.38M grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences, Katherine Shields, Ilene Kantrov, Lynn Goldsmith, Sarah Ryan, Tracy McMahon, and David Bamat are examining relationships between high school students’ academic outcomes and their participation in different modes of career and technical education (CTE). The study is timely.

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National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop

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07/31/2017
Washington, DC

EDC Senior Prevention Specialist Adam Swanson, Senior Project Director David Jacobson, and Senior Vice President Jerry Reed will present sessions and lead panels at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Workshop, "The Neurocognitive and Pyschosocial Aspects of Viole

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