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EDC Early STEM Learning Experts Present at Fostering STEM Trajectories Forum

EDC experts take part in Fostering STEM Trajectories Forum

On May 31 and June 1, EDC Vice President Shelley Pasnik, Senior Curriculum Designer Cynthia Hoisington, and Senior Training and Technical Assistance Associate Jeff Winokur presented at and took part in a national forum hosted by New America and Joan Ganz Cooney Center, “Fostering STEM Trajectories: Bridging ECE Research, Practice, & Policy,” that engaged thought leaders in prioritizing plans to address challenges in early STEM learning.

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Outstanding STEM Learning For All

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Sarita Pillai leads initiatives to improve the quality and equity of STEM education, including managing national research and technical assistance centers, building and sustaining communities of practice to promote professional learning, and engaging youth in developing STEM-focused, technology-based resources. Sarita is the PI of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded STEM Learning and Research (STELAR) Center at EDC and co-PI of the NSF-funded Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL). In 2015, Sarita, STELAR co-PI Caroline Parker, Catherine McCulloch (co-PI of Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education—CADRE at EDC), and colleagues from SRI Education worked with the NSF and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to coordinate a daylong invitational forum on "next generation" STEM education. In this post, Sarita shares a few key points from EDC’s May 2016 report on the Forum, Next Generation STEM for All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research.

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DEbT-M Project Newsletter

Tue, 05/17/2016

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In this debut issue of the DEbT-M Project Newsletter, there is a look back at the past year and a welcome to the incoming partners for the second year of the project. The NSF-funded MSP partnerships have two specific goals: to support collaborations among teachers at all levels and to help build connections between K–12 school systems and institutes of higher education, especially in mathematics and science. In the case of DEbT-M, the goal is to foster collaborations between the mathematics professionals teaching in public schools and those working in academia.

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The KC EMPOWER Project: Designing More Accessible STEM Activities

Tue, 03/01/2016

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Bob Hirshon and Laureen Summers of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Babette Moeller, Wendy Martin

This paper, published in K–12 STEM Education, describes an effort to examine how STEM resources could be made more accessible for students, regardless of what abilities they bring to the table. The authors looked at a small selection of afterschool STEM activities taken from 80 that were developed years ago through a previous National Science Foundation grant (Award # 0104671, Kinetic City After School: An On-line Adventure).

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2016 DRK–12 Event Focuses on Impacts, Bridging Research and Practice, and Digital Media

CADRE at EDC supports and shares innovative DRK-12 STEM education R&D

On June 1–3, EDC convened 230 National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery Research K–12 (DRK–12) awardees and 20 NSF program officers to share strategies, impacts, and challenges in their innovative work to improve STEM education. Held in Washington, DC, the invitational meeting had a special focus on exploring the role of digital media in fostering deep STEM and cross-disciplinary learning and also engaged participants in examining how STEM education R&D can best address the needs of practitioners.

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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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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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Remembering David Riley: 40 Years of Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

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EDC honors the memory of Senior Advisor David Riley, who passed away on May 2, 2016. Twenty-two years ago, David founded EDC's Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative. He was a national and state leader, a valued colleague, and a true champion for students with disabilities, students who are English learners, and students who are members of underrepresented groups. Over his 40-year career in the field, David worked tirelessly to close opportunity gaps and ensure all students receive an excellent education. His dedication to equity lives on today in the work of the Collaborative's over 100 member school districts nationwide that are taking action to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. This blog post includes excerpts from a profile of David written by Kimberly Elliott that appears in the Winter 2016 issue of the Collaborative's Urban Perspectives newsletter.

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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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