A New Model in Math Education

This news item spotlights a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded partnership among EDC, Boston College, Boston University, and Math for America Boston that is preparing exemplary math teachers to work in high-need school districts in the Boston area: "Veteran Brighton High School math teacher Chloe Ford said the program workshops give her the chance to develop new lessons and find solutions to issues ranging from curriculum development to helping students cope with math anxiety. There’s also a welcome emphasis on working through tough math problems. 'I like the emphasis on doing math,' said Ford. 'It gives us teachers opportunities to do challenging math problem solving and remember what it is like to be students. In this process we get a chance to collaborate with each other and discuss applications of problem solving within the classroom.'"

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BC News

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Mon, 02/29/2016

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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

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Mon, 01/25/2016

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

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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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Registration Open for NSF-Sponsored STEM Smart Event in San Francisco

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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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Buffington Honored as 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer

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Pam Buffington was selected to be the 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE). For 28 years, one mathematics educator from New England who offers “the type of strong, and possibly controversial points of view that spark us to think carefully about the improvement of mathematics education” has been chosen to receive this honor each year.

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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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800 Students in 23 NYC Public Schools Try Out New EDC Course

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Less than a year after the launch of EDC's NSF-funded Beauty and Joy of Computing in NYC (BJC4NYC) project, 800 students in 23 NYC schools are testing a new AP Computer Science Principles course that EDC has designed based on a University of California, Berkeley course. EDC has provided students’ teachers with two weeks of face-to-face professional development and 80 hours of online PD to support them in teaching the course.

EDC Partners with AAP in $33.4 Million National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness

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EDC is a lead partner in a new $33.4 million cooperative agreement awarded to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to provide resources, training, and technical assistance to promote the health and wellness of children, families, and staff in early childhood settings.

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