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2015 MSELA Conference

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10/23/2015
Marlborough, MA

Abigail Jurist Levy and Marian Pasquale have been invited to present their research on elementary science specialists, science fairs, and the sustainability of science education reform at the Annual Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MSELA) Conference. Jim Peyser, Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will keynote the conference. Learn more about and register.

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EDC to Lead Studies of Next Phase of CPB and PBS Ready To Learn-Funded Initiative

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As part of a new, multi-million dollar Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and improvement, EDC will lead the program of research on the next phase of the CPB's and PBS’ innovative media initiative to support the learning needs of children in low-income communities.

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Computer Science Success Strategies

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12/10/2015
Free Online Event

From 3:00 to 4:00 p.m ET, in honor of Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13, 2015), join the STEM Learning and Research Center at EDC (STELAR) for the free webinar, Success Strategies for Integrating Computer Science in STEM. Although there is increasing national awareness of the importance of developing computer science skills and knowledge in students of all ages, it is challenging to effectively integrate computer science into existing STEM programming.

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ITEST Projects: How to Address Career Ed

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09/24/2015
Free Online Event

From 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET, join staff from the STEM Learning and Research Center at EDC (STELAR) for the free webinar, "How to Address Workforce/Career Education in Your Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Project." One hallmark of the ITEST Program is its commitment to helping youth learn about and pursue STEM and STEM-related careers.

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2015 ITEST Solicitation

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09/15/2015
Free Online Event

From 3:00 to 4:00, the STEM Learning and Research Center at EDC (STELAR) will host an informational webinar to discuss the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) solicitation (proposals are due on November 13, 2015).

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Gimme an E!

Tue, 09/01/2015

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This article, published in Science and Children, reveals the successful strategies used by preschool teachers in Hartford, CT, that effectively supported young children’s physical science and engineering learning. Children naturally engineer things every day, from sand castles to block towers and paper bridges. They learn through trial and error what materials will work in their projects. It is the perfect opportunity to use children’s natural instincts to help them learn real scientific and engineering principles.

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8 pp

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Harvesting A Sea of Data

Tue, 07/28/2015

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Amy Busey, Ruth Krumhansl, Julianne Mueller-Northcott, Josephine Louie, Randy Kochevar, Kira Krumhansl, Virgil Zetterlind

This article provides a close-up look at EDC's and Stanford University's innnovative Ocean Tracks program. Ocean Tracks is a Web interface that provides students with free access to authentic data collected from migrating elephant seals, white sharks, albatross, tuna, drifting buoys, and satellites, as well as customized analysis tools modeled after those used by scientists.

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7 pp.

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Assessing the Impact of Digital Media on Learning and Teaching

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Elizabeth Pierson is a highly experienced researcher and evaluator. In her work for EDC’s Center for Children & Technology, she has contributed to multiple studies that provide new insights into effective STEM education and the role of technology in supporting 21st century school and system reform in the U.S. and around the world. Most recently, she managed an impact study in which EDC investigated how teachers are using PBS LearningMedia digital resources and what impacts the usage is having in classrooms. In this post, Elizabeth shares findings from this impact study that she presented at the 2015 International Society for Technology in Education conference.

Elizabeth Pierson is a highly experienced researcher and evaluator. In her work for EDC’s Center for Children & Technology, she has contributed to multiple studies that provide new insights into effective STEM education and the role of technology in supporting 21st century school and system reform in the U.S. and around the world.

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Re-imagining A Curriculum Guide for Teachers in Digital Format: A Collaboration Crossing Geographical, Disciplinary, and Cultural Boundaries

Tue, 08/11/2015

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Kathleen Haynie, Katherine F. Paget, Jacqueline S. Miller

In this white paper, one in a series of three, the authors share lessons learned from EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–a highly collaborative initiative to redesign a print teacher guide for the genetics unit of EDC's Foundation Science: Biology high school curriculum and to research its use by teachers.

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14 pp.

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