Technology & Learning

Everyone's Worried About Fake News: What Can Teachers Do About It?

In this article, EDC experts Eliza Fabillar, Tony Streit, and Bill Tally share their insights on the crucial importance of teachers fostering students' media literacy, informed use of social media, and civil discourse: "Not only do teachers need to help their students understand the difference between real and fake news stories, but they need to guide them in learning how to consume, understand, and create media that is relevant to their lives...In a democratic society, it’s every teacher’s responsibility to educate their students on how to be citizens, and being able to make sense of media is a critical part of that education...We need to make media literacy instruction more nimble to better address the media environments in which young people are spending time. This means talking about social media and having real conversations about truth, ethics, and the responsibilities of digital citizenship..."


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Mon, 08/21/2017

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Public Media Development and Marketing Conference


San Francisco, CA

Naomi Hupert will host a panel at the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference in San Francisco.  The panel subject, Communicating Impact: Why We Matterwill focus on how the ability to demonstrate our impact in our communities is an increasingly important part of our case for high-level philanthropic support. In this session a few different, tested approaches for planning and measuring impact will be looked at.

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Interaction Design and Children's Conference


Stanford, CA

Naomi Hupert will join a panel at the 16th Interaction Design and Children Conference, at Stanford University, to discuss "Media Designers Meet Learning Science Researchers." The goal is to present the ways in which educational technology media designers and learning science researchers think about the design of learning resources. There will be a focus on how these two perspectives differ, and how both perspectives can be brought together to create more engaging, more effective learngin media resources.

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Early STEM Learning at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017


Education Development Center

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of some of EDC's work to ensure that all young children—and especially young children who live in low-income communities and are members of underrepresented groups—can access high-quality early STEM learning experiences that foster their school readiness and success. Features highlights from our research and evaluation, professional development, and instructional design initiatives.

Early STEM learning at EDC



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Crossroads 2017


San Francisco, CA

At the Crossroads 2017 Conference, Jim Stanton, Hal Speed (CS4TX / Micro:bit Education Foundation), and Jennifer Zinth (Education Commission of the States), will take part in a panel moderated by Cameron Wilson ( "The National Computer Science Education Policy Landscape." During the panel, Jim and his colleagues will discuss findings from the recent report, "

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Next Gen Workforce Now: Toward A Nation of Computer-Fluent Youth


Joyce Malyn-Smith a nationally-recognized thought leader in the field of workforce development, brings specialization in effective strategies to promote STEM career readiness and success. Currently, she is leading several initiatives that focus on fostering key workforce competencies (e.g., computational thinking, computing skills, data literacy) in K-12 students. Working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, she is leading a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded initiative to expand and strengthen computer science education throughout Massachusetts. With NSF support, Malyn-Smith is leading a national computational thinking forum at EDC and is heading up an initiative to design online learning experiences that will prepare a large, diverse group of high school teachers to implement the Exploring Computer Science curriculum. In her work for the Oceans of Data Institute, she is co-leading work with four community colleges to create a career pathway model for big data careers. In this post, which is also featured on American Youth Policy Forum's blog, she shares her insights on essential steps to take to foster a strong future workforce.


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