Mathematics

In Support of Educators: Strategies that Work

Mon, 09/19/2016

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This collection of essays shares insights and strategies from EDC's work to support teachers' professional learning, as well as links to an array of EDC's resources for teachers.

In Support of Educators: Strategies That Work

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Resources to Help Parents Support Kids’ STEM Interests and Explorations

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Tracy McMahon has over 10 years of experience designing quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation studies. Much of her work focuses on program evaluations that seek to identify the effectiveness of formal and informal science education initiatives. In 2016, she co-authored the report Engineering for Every K-12 Student based on her team's work on a National Science Foundation-funded landscape study of K-12 engineering education in Massachusetts. Tracy is also a mom, and in this post she describes some free science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources and programs that she hopes will be useful to other parents who are interested in the recent focus on STEM in their kids’ education. 

 

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EDC Continues Leadership of NSF STEM Learning and Research Center

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen EDC to continue to lead STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR), the national center that supports NSF-funded Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) projects.

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EDC and Bank Street Receive Grant from CME Foundation

Babette Moeller

Bank Street College of Education and EDC have received a grant from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group Foundation to support teacher leaders, math coaches, assistant principals, and principals from 15 Chicago Public Schools in guiding the implementation of our Math for All professional development program with teachers.

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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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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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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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NSF DRK-12 PI Meeting

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06/03/2016
June 1-3: Washington, DC

On June 1 to 3, EDC will facilitate and host a national meeting of 300 National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery Research K-12 program  awardees, as part of our work leading the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE)

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