Mathematics

STEM Smart Workshop

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02/01/2016
San Francisco, CA

From 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. PT, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and EDC invite administrators, researchers, policy-makers, and all who are interested in effective STEM education to take part in the free, NSF-sponsored STEM Smart Workshop at the Hilton San Francisco-Financial District. Led and organized by EDC, this event will provide rich learning and networking opportunities as you explore the NSF's K-12 research and resources with a special emphasis on standards-based instruction in science.

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Registration Open for NSF-Sponsored STEM Smart Event in San Francisco

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On February 1, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring a STEM Smart Workshop featuring national STEM education experts at the Hilton San Francisco-Financial District. Led and organized by EDC, the workshop, Focus on Instructional Materials, is free and registration is now open to educators, administrators, researchers, policy makers, industry representatives, and all others.

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Buffington Honored as 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer

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Pam Buffington was selected to be the 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE). For 28 years, one mathematics educator from New England who offers “the type of strong, and possibly controversial points of view that spark us to think carefully about the improvement of mathematics education” has been chosen to receive this honor each year.

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Parent Involvement: Supporting Parent-Child Experiences with 'PEG+CAT' Early Math Concepts

This article spotlights findings from EDC's and SRI's latest study, the PEG+CAT Early Math Home Study, in our summative evaluation of Ready To Learn (http://cct.edc.org/rtl): "They found participating families reported more joint play and said they used problem-solving strategies discussed in the show. The parents said they felt significantly more confident in supporting their children's math learning, and children's knowledge of ordinal numbers, spatial relationships, and three-dimensional shapes increased more than it did for control group children."

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Education Week

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Wed, 12/09/2015

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Celebrating Computer Science Education Week

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Paul Goldenberg has over 40 years of experience in K–12 mathematics curriculum development, research, and professional development. He has taught from self-contained elementary (Grades 2 and 4) through middle and high school mathematics and computer science, as well as graduate school mathematics and psychology for education. Currently, Paul and his long-time collaborator June Mark are the co-Principal Investigators of BJC4NYC—an NSF Math and Science Partnership (MSP) in which EDC is collaborating with UC Berkeley, the New York City Department of Education, and the NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education to broaden participation in computer science in New York City public high schools. In this post, written in celebration of Computer Science Education Week 2015 (December 7–13) and Hour of Code, Paul shares some thoughts about computer science education.

Paul Goldenberg has over 40 years of experience in K–12 mathematics curriculum development, research, and professional development. He has taught from self-contained elementary (Grades 2 and 4) through middle and high school mathematics and computer science, as well as graduate school mathematics and psychology for education.

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New K-2 PARCC Performance Tasks Help Math Teachers Enhance Students’ Learning

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Working closely with PARCC and The Center: Resources For Teaching and Learning, Matt McLeod has led an EDC team in developing 16 K-2 PARCC performance tasks—games and other engaging activities—that support math teachers in gauging and supporting their students’ understanding of Common Core concepts. "We were so glad that PARCC reached out to us to design these tasks for K-2 students, and we really enjoyed the work of creating them,” McLeod said.

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EDC, SRI Find Children's Math Learning Improves with Home Use of PBS KIDS’ PEG + CAT

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For a decade, EDC's and SRI's summative evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education-funded Ready To Learn initiative has advanced knowledge of how "transmedia" resources—video, online games, tablet-based apps, and print activities—can enhance the school readiness of young children.

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