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Effective Chemistry Communication in Informal Environments

Thu, 09/01/2016

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As described, EDC's Leslie Goodyear and Sophia Mansori are supporting the work of the Committee that wrote this report

As acknowledged in the introduction to this National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, EDC contributed to the report by conducting a landscape study that provided the report Committee with key background on challenges and opportunities. The report summarizes evidence from communications, informal learning, and chemistry education on effective practices to communicate with and engage the public outside of the classroom, presents a framework for the design of chemistry communication activities, and identifies key areas for future research.

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126 pp.

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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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49 pp.

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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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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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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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