Mathematics

Visual-Spatial Thinking in Geometry and the Visual Arts

Mon, 02/01/2016

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Lynn T. Goldsmith, Craig Hoyle

The goal of this study, published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, was to investigate potential connections between the kind of visual-spatial thinking required in drawing and in geometric reasoning in students engaged in intensive study of either the visual arts or theater.

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16 pp.

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Mathematical Thinking and Communication: Access for English Learners

Fri, 01/01/2016

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The authors of this book, published by Heinemann, share four principles for designing mathematics instruction that provide access to all students through challenging tasks, multimodal representations, development of mathematical communication, and repeated structured practice. Enhanced by an extensive online collection of companion professional development resources, this book highlights classroom-ready strategies and routines for fostering mathematics success in all students and helping them recognize their potential.

Helping teachers support English learners in math class

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160 pp.

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3 Major Ways to Boost Basic Data Literacy in K-16

This article spotlights the report "Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue" authored and published by EDC's Oceans of Data Institute: "Focusing on three specific areas could be key to boosting K-16 students’ data literacy in a world where big data’s importance grows daily, according to a new report. EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) convened an expert panel of data analysts and educators for a workshop on data literacy, and panelists focused on what it means to be data literate in today’s world of big data, as well as what to teach students to prepare them to be part of today’s workforce and society. The panelists’ recommendations are included in a new report, Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue. During their discussion, panelists developed and endorsed a data definition: The data-literate individual understands, explains, and documents the utility and limitations of data by becoming a critical consumer of data, controlling his/her personal data trail, finding meaning in data, and taking action based on data. The data-literate individual can identify, collect, evaluate, analyze, interpret, present, and protect data."

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eSchool News

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Fri, 05/20/2016

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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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29 pp.

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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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Symposium Kicks Off to Study Math and Science Teacher Leadership

This article spotlights a three-day National Science Foundation-funded Math/Science Teacher Leadership Symposium presented by EDC, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, and the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation that convened leaders in math and science education and teacher leadership from across the nation: "The symposium is being held to identify and convey the key features of high-quality mathematics and science teacher leadership programs, in an effort to decrease fragmentation across mathematics and science education. The event will help develop recommendations for future practice and research in teacher leadership."

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The Colorado Springs Gazette

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Wed, 05/04/2016

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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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EDC STEM Fact Sheet

Fri, 04/14/2017

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Kimberly Elliott

This fact sheet summarizes some of the challenges related to STEM education in the U.S. and provides an overview of EDC's work to support all students' successful STEM learning. Brief descriptions of some of our preschool through college STEM instructional design, professional development, research and evaluation, and capacity building initiatives are included, and a few of the impacts and findings from our work are highlighted.

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2 pp

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