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STEM Smart Workshop

Date: 

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

Photo of Barbara Brauner Berns

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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MassCAN Briefing Book

Fri, 01/01/2016

Author(s): 

Jim Stanton, Steve Vinter, Tripp Jones

Founded in 2013, the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network (MassCAN) is a partnership of organizations collaborating to inspire and educate students in the field of computer science and prepare them to lead and innovate in a future economy that will be dependent on and driven by computer technology. In this Briefing Book, the leaders of MassCAN describe the goals, key accomplishments, and future directions of the partnership. The Briefing Book also includes extensive information about the current status of computer science education in Massachusetts and the U.S.

computer science education

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56 pp.

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Helping Entrepreneurs and Educators STEP Up to Social Media

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Heidi Larson has extensive experience in virtual education, online collaboration, educational technology, and professional development. As a technical assistance specialist for the Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund TA program, she is working to sustain an education technology community of practice that provides i3 grantees with ongoing learning, peer networking, and support. For EDC’s Social Technology Enabled Professional (STEP) program, Heidi has contributed to the development of online instructional modules and rich multimedia materials targeted to guide current and future entrepreneurs in effectively using social media to grow their businesses. With STEP co-PIs Joyce Malyn-Smith and Joe Ippolito, Heidi presented findings from this work on December 18 at the Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference in Sheffield, England. In this post, she shares resources from STEP and discusses a new project that builds upon STEP.

Heidi Larson has extensive experience in virtual education, online collaboration, educational technology, and professional development. As a technical assistance specialist for the Investing in Innovation (i3) Fund TA program, she is working to sustain an education technology community of practice that provides i3 grantees with ongoing learning, peer networking, and support.

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EDC Computer Science Ed Leaders Share Expertise at White House Event

June Mark and Jim Stanton at White House Event

On December 11, two of EDC’s computer science education leaders—Jim Stanton and June Mark (shown at left and below)—were invited to the White House’s K–12 Computer Science Education Workshop to share their individual views and experience with new strategies to expand access to computer science learning.

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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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Twitter, Facebook – What’s the Difference?

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Michelle Cerrone, a researcher at EDC’s Center for Children and Technology, focuses on advancing the field’s knowledge of effective STEM education, teacher development, and the role of digital media in K-12 classrooms. Currently, she is contributing her expertise in survey design as an investigator on EDC’s National Science Foundation-funded TwISLE (Twitter and Informal Science Learning and Engagement) study team. TwISLE is one of the first efforts to explore the ways in which people use social media venues like Twitter to engage in public science discussions. In this post, Michelle shares some of TwISLE’s early findings on how people perceive and use Twitter and Facebook.

Michelle Cerrone, a researcher at EDC’s Center for Children and Technology, focuses on advancing the field’s knowledge of effective STEM education, teacher development, and the role of digital media in K-12 classrooms. Currently, she is contributing her expertise in survey design as an investigator on EDC’s National Science Foundation-funded TwISLE (Twitter and Informal Science Learning and Engagement) study team.

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