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DISES International Roundtable 2016

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06/27/2016
Gran Pacifica Resort, Nicaragua

Lauren Katzman will lead the session, "Collective Impact: The Potential for Significant Change in Special Education" at the Division of International Special Education & Services (DISES) International Roundtable 2016. DISES serves as a catalyst for the international exchange of special education practice, promotes international research, and establishes networks that foster international association and innovation.

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Mass Has New K-12 Standards for Digital Literacy, Computer Science

This article announces the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's unanimous approval of new digital literacy and computer science standards developed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education in collaboration with key EDC staff that lead the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) and with significant input from a Review Panel of educators and industry representatives that helped guide and inform the work. The author calls out one of EDC's exciting computer science education initiatives: "The department is also partnering with the Education Development Center, MassCAN's lead partner, on a $2.1 million, three-year National Science Foundation grant, intended to develop elementary curriculum units that integrate computational thinking in math and science classes. One feature of the new standards is that they're aligned with existing state standards in English language arts, science and math."

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WBUR

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Wed, 06/29/2016

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2016 NFCE Conference

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06/22/2016
June 20-22: Pittsburgh, PA

Jessica Lavorgna and her co-presenters Eden Segal of Westat and Joanna Geller of the Annenberg Insitute for School Reform at Brown University will present the session, "Teacher Capacity Building for Meaningful Family Partnerships: Let's Share Knowledge" at the 2016 National Family & Community Engagement Conference hosted by Institute for Educational Leadersh

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Elevating and Enhancing the “E” in STEM Education

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Catherine McCulloch leads national initiatives focused on bridging STEM research and practice to improve outcomes for students. She is the co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) of Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) and STEM Smart, and project director for EDC’s Interactive STEM R+P Collaboratory team. As co-PI of the Massachusetts Engineering and Innovation Dissemination Community initiative, she recently concluded a landscape analysis of K-12 engineering education in Massachusetts with PI Darryl Williams of Tufts University and EDC colleagues Tracy McMahon and Leslie Goodyear. A new report by the team, Engineering for Every K–12 Student, presents key findings from the study that have important implications not just for Mass. K–20 educators, policymakers, and business and industry leaders, but for all of those who are interested or involved in expanding access to engineering education nationwide. In this post, Catherine reflects on the status of engineering education and shares a few key takeaways from the report.

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A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

Tue, 06/10/2014

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Sarita Pillai, Kimberly Lucas, Alice Mello

Since 2003, EDC has implemented projects that work directly with middle school aged youth from underserved populations to develop digital resources aimed at encouraging young people to pursue STEM education and careers. It is through this work that EDC has developed and implemented a powerful, youth-centered participatory research and design method for the design of educational technologies.

Young girls working on computer

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School-age Care and OST: A Conversation about the OST Workforce

In this article, EDC Senior Project Director Tony Streit shares his insights on the unique needs and challenges of the out-of-school time (OST) workforce and describes the mission and work of the EDC-led National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment: "We want to help people to understand the importance of the role of school-age care within the domain of out-of-school time. There doesn’t seem to be an awareness of how child care funding can be used for after-school and summer care, where funds are going and how they support child care services. Some of our goals are to examine strategies to increase access to these services and the use of child care funds for afterschool and summer programs. As well, we want to elevate quality across the board by sharing quality efforts and promising practices where there is innovation and indicators of success. … We are looking for models [nationally] for increasing access and improving quality in a range of settings to have the broadest impact."

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Youth Today

Publication Date: 

Wed, 06/01/2016

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Early STEM Learning and the Roles of Technologies

Tue, 05/31/2016

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In this EDC white paper, the authors discuss how the thoughtful use of technology by early childhood teachers and families can enhance the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning of children from birth to age eight and help set the stage for successful lifelong STEM learning. The authors summarize key findings from their work and present evidence-based recommendations that can help ensure technology reaches its potential to improve the quality and equity of early STEM education for all young children. Highlights include:

Thoughtful use of technology to support early STEM learning

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12 pp.

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Fostering STEM Trajectories

Date: 

06/01/2016
Washington, DC

On May 31 to June 1, Shelley Pasnik and Cynthia Hoisington will present at and take part in a national forum hosted by New America and Joan Ganz Cooney Center and funded by the National Science Foundation, “Fostering STEM Trajectories: Bridging ECE Research, Practice, & Policy,” that will engage thought leaders in prioritizing plans to address challenges in early STEM learning. Learn more about this event.

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