Professional Development

PowerUp What Works

Tue, 03/10/2015

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AIR, CAST, and Education Development Center's Power Up What Works Team (Judy Zorfass, Naomi Hupert, Eric Karnowski, Tina Bloom, Neil Schiavo, Kimberly Elliott)

AIR, CAST, and EDC developed this interactive professional learning environment that builds the capacity of teachersand leaders to use evidence-based practices, universal design for learning (UDL) principles, and technology to improve student engagement, motivation, and outcomes in mathematics and English language arts. The toolkit has a special focus on supporting educators in helping students—especially struggling students and those with disabilities—meet the Common Core State Standards.

Free Professional Development PowerUp What Works

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Success at the Core

Mon, 03/02/2015

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Education Development Center, Inc. and Vulcan Productions

Launched by EDC and Vulcan Productions in 2010 and now available on The Teaching Channel, Success at the Core (SaC) is a free professional development toolkit designed to help teams and teachers understand, embrace, and implement a vision of effective school leadership and teaching that prepares all students for success in college and careers.

Professional development and leadership development

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MassCAN Strategic Plan 2015–2018

Thu, 12/31/2015

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Steve Vinter, Jim Stanton, Tripp Jones

The Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN), founded in 2013, is a public-private coalition of education, industry, nonprofit, and academic partners who share a common interest in transforming computer science education. MassCAN works to create and offer the highest quality K–12 computer science education to every student in the state. This strategic plan covers the coalition from 2015 through 2018.

computer science education

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31 pp.

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RIC to Host First-Ever Computer Science Education Summit

This article spotlights Rhode Island's first Computer Science Education Summit, which features EDC computer science expert Kelly Powers: "Keynote speaker for the event is Kelly Powers, director of computer science teacher leadership at the Waltham-based Education Development Center. In her work, Powers has partnered with the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network to bring high-quality professional development and rigorous curricula to computer science classrooms in her district. Powers is a vocal advocate for empowering underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, in the computer science field...

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Rhode Island College News

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Thu, 05/28/2015

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Using Handheld Devices to Support Ambitious Learning and Teaching Goals

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Jo Louie contributes her extensive expertise in conducting education and social science research to a wide range of EDC’s R&D initiatives, including Ocean Tracks—a Web interface and set of data analysis tools that make it possible for students to access and analyze large, complex datasets. In the National Science Foundation-funded Research + Practice Collaboratory initiative, she is a member of EDC’s Interactive STEM team that is working to identify, document, and disseminate ways that practitioners and researchers can work together effectively to enhance K–12 STEM education across formal and informal settings. In this post, she shares findings from an August 2015 report, Preliminary Guidelines for Using Interactive Mobile Technologies in Early Elementary Mathematics, written by Jo and the Interactive STEM team.

Jo Louie contributes her extensive expertise in conducting education and social science research to a wide range of EDC’s R&D initiatives, including Ocean Tracks—a Web interface and set of data analysis tools that make it possible for students to access and analyze large, complex datasets.

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Designing Engaging Online Learning Experiences

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Kirsten Peterson, a highly experienced instructional designer and instructor, leads EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online team in providing capacity-building, research-based programs, courses, and services that enable organizations to build successful online and blended learning experiences for K–16 students, teachers, and adult learners. Clients include schools and districts, institutions of higher education, corporations, regional education service providers, education cooperatives, afterschool programs, museums, and a wide array of nonprofit organizations. Recently, Kirsten led the development of two for-credit high school online art courses for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, one of which was awarded a 2015 Gold MUSE award by the American Alliance of Museums. In this post, she describes three of the key tenets of instructional design that her team follows when they design courses for clients.

Kirsten Peterson, a highly experienced instructional designer and instructor, leads EDC’s EdTech Leaders Online team in providing

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PBS Spotlights EDC Research Findings

In this new feature article on the PBS website, "America's Largest Classroom, the Nation's Largest Stage and a Trusted Window to the World," and in a related infographic, PBS spotlights findings from EDC's Impact Study of PBS LearningMedia.

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PBS Website

Publication Date: 

Mon, 01/25/2016

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EDC Expert Contributes to New NRC Report on Science Teachers’ Learning

Photo of Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller, former EDC Vice President and Associate Director of EDC’s Learning & Teaching Division, served as a member of a National Research Council committee that has produced a newly released report focused on science educators, Science Teachers’ Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts.

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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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