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Promoting Data Literacy

Learn about the work of EDC's Oceans of Data Institute

Complex data is all around us—online, in the news, and under our noses each day. EDC's Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) is dedicated to transforming education to help people succeed in school, work, and life in a data-intensive world. Data literacy is not just essential to success in STEM and many other careers. It is key to making wise decisions to improve the well-being of communities, the country, and the world.

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New Report: Public Media's Role in Promoting Equitable Access to High-Quality Early Learning

Role of public media in promoting equitable access to high-quality early learnin

In an illuminating new report, EDC and SRI share progress and potential leverage points in using educational media and community engagement to enhance the school readiness and success of children living in low-income households. As the summative evaluation partner to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS, EDC and SRI have measured children’s learning outcomes under Ready To Learn (RTL) for a decade.

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The Impact of America’s Largest Classroom on Learning

Mon, 03/28/2016

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Findings from EDC studies are featured in this report by PBS

This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners. The second section of the report presents results from an impact study conducted by EDC (led by PI Babette Moeller) that examined the impact of PBS LearningMedia content on student performance when integrated into curricula.

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24 pp.

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ETLO Webinar: Self-Paced PD

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03/22/2016
Free Webinar

From 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET, EDC's EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) invites you to take part in the free ETLO Webinar “Interactive Self-Paced Online Professional Development.” ETLO Director Kirsten Peterson and Moira Rodgers, Director of Professional and Online Learning at TEC, will explore the instructional design process of creating engaging self-paced courses and discuss the process of offering these courses as a way to fulfill licensure renewal requirements.

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Visualizing Oceans of Data: Ocean Tracks - A Case Study

Thu, 12/31/2015

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In 2013, EDC's Oceans of Data Institute team published Visualizing Oceans of Data, which communicated the findings of a two-year NSF-funded study (Ocean Tracks) that gathered knowledge relevant to the design of educational interfaces to large online scientific data sets. Because the online availability of large scientific data sets is still a relatively recent and rapidly growing phenomenon, the authors knew there was still much to learn and report on.

This case study features the guidelines that emerged as the most relevant and important to engaging students with the Ocean Tracks data and curriculum

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47 pp.

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The Power and Promise of a Digital Tool for Teaching Inquiry Science

Tue, 03/15/2016

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EDC researchers Katherine Paget, Jackie Miller, and Bill Tally

This white paper, one in a series of three, focuses on EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–an 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. This paper presents findings from two case studies of teachers' implementation of the eTG in their high school science classrooms.

The Power and Promise of a Digital Tool for Teaching Inquiry Science

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19 pp.

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Why a Digital Teacher Guide?

Tue, 03/15/2016

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EDC researchers Jackie Miller and Kathy Paget

This white paper, one in a series of three, focuses on EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–an 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.

A teacher and students viewing a digital teacher guide on a laptop.

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14 pp.

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Article by EDC and SRI Staff Featured in Special Issue of Journal of Children and Media

Children and Media

EDC researchers and colleagues from SRI have published an article in a special commemorative issue of Journal of Children and Media that celebrates the publication’s 10-year anniversary.

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Inspiring Educator

Maine’s News Center 6 aired an “Inspiring Educator” story that spotlights teacher Lisa Coburn, who is collaborating with EDC’s interactive STEM team to study new strategies to improve her students’ math outcomes. Lisa also appears in several of EDC’s Interactive STEM videos.

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Maine News Center 6

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Mon, 03/07/2016

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Disciplinary Data Use

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06/14/2016
Free Online Event

From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET, the REL Northeast & Islands will offer the free webinar, "Disciplinary Data Use and Research: Lessons from Syracuse." Co-moderated by EDC's Jessica Bailey with Anthony Petrosino and Cailean Cooke, this webinar will feature keynote presenter Daniel Losen (Director, Center for Civil Rights Remedies, University of California, Los Angeles) and discussants Andrew Seager of EDC and Lu Han (Data Analyst, Syracuse New York School District).

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