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Quick-Click Tour: EDC's New Resources

Mon, 09/18/2017

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Staff

This "Quick-Click Tour" tour offers a fast way to explore over 100 of the new resources—including videos, articles, toolkits, online resources, books, reports, and briefs—that EDC produced in FY17. Videos can be viewed within this issuu document.

Explore EDC's new resources in this quick-click tour

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Investing in Future Scientists: ABE Program’s Reach and Impact Grows

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EDC Senior Project Director Rebecca Lewis leads initiatives that get students excited about STEM, while giving them the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in and beyond school. As the Director of the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Program Office at EDC, Rebecca works closely with the Amgen Foundation to empower teachers to bring advanced biotechnology into their classrooms and inspire students to pursue careers in biotech and other science disciplines. In this post, Rebecca describes the driving force behind Amgen’s latest investment in ABE and reflects on the program’s powerful impact on students and teachers around the world.

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Math Is Integral to Early Childhood Learning

EDC’s Next Generation Preschool Math and Games for Young Mathematicians projects are spotlighted in the National Science Teachers Association blog post, “Math is Integral to Early Childhood STEM Learning.”

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National Science Teachers Association Blog

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Wed, 07/19/2017

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Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

In this article, Education Development Center science expert and Wheelock College instructor Jeff Winokur weighs in on the important role that hands-on exploration plays in learning and literacy: "Connecting the books to the real world is the best thing parents can do," says Jeff Winokur. "It's important to give kids physical experiences and a chance to talk about them," says Winokur, who remembers learning to dislike science by reading about it.

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NPR

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Mon, 07/10/2017

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Early STEM Learning at EDC

Fri, 06/16/2017

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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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Finding Meaningful Ways to Recognize Teachers’ Crucial Work

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EDC Senior Project Director Rebecca Lewis is an expert in STEM education, integration of academic and career education, teacher development, and high school reform. Rebecca leads initiatives that get students excited about STEM learning in formal and informal learning settings, while giving them the tools to succeed in and beyond school. Currently, as the Director of EDC's Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Program Office, Rebecca is guiding an EDC team in providing technical assistance to the ABE Program's sites and participating teachers. In this post written in celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 (May 8-12, #ThankATeacher), Rebecca shares some thoughts on the importance of finding ways to honor and support teachers that go beyond an apple and a pat on the back. She suggests that one great way to go is to follow the ABE Program’s lead and ask teachers how they would like to be recognized.

 

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Kira Krumhansl

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Kira Krumhansl

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Kira

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Krumhansl

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Kira Krumhansl specializes in developing educational tools that use real scientific data to engage students in learning science, critical thinking, and data literacy skills. She brings over ten years of prior experience in marine biology research, which she translates into innovative learning experiences for students.

Krumhansl is a curriculum designer for Ocean Tracks-College Edition. This interactive, Web-based resource promotes students’ data literacy by engaging them in analyzing the movements of large marine animals in relation to changes in their physical ocean environment. She is also a co-PI and curriculum lead on the Zoom In! Teaching Science with Data project, and is contributing to Real World, Real Science, a NASA-funded effort to foster middle schoolers’ data literacy and understanding of how their local weather relates to the larger climate.

In these and other initiatives of EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute, Krumhansl collaborates with scientific institutions such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Stanford University. She also has ongoing collaborative projects in marine biology research with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada and Simon Fraser University.

Krumhansl is the author of numerous publications in marine biology on subjects ranging from kelp forest ecology to white shark physiology. (Read Krumhansl's blog post about her research on kelp forests here.)  She has also published articles on her work in science education in The Science Teacher and the Marine Technology Society Journal.

Currently, Krumhansl is an associate editor for the scientific journal Ecology and Evolution, and a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and numerous scientific journals.  She is also a scientific advisor for the KELPEX project.  Previously she was a member of a scientific working group on kelp forests and climate change at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UC Santa Barbara. 

Krumhansl received a BSc in Biology from St. Lawrence University and a PhD in Biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

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Staff Profile

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Research Associate II

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43 Foundry Avenue
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-8313

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617-618-2904

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