Technology & Learning

Record Number of Students Taking and Passing Advanced Placement Exams

This article features a quote from June Mark, the Principal Investigator of EDC's and Berkeley's "Beauty and Joy of Computing, New York City" project. Mark and colleagues have developed an Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles course that students throughout New York City have taken and many of these students took--and passed the College Board's AP Computer Science exam: "Education Development Center (EDC) believes strongly in the value of learning computer science in today’s competitive world, and we’re thrilled to see such high levels of participation and success of NYC students in the new AP Computer Science (CS) Principles exam," said EDC Managing Project Director June Mark. “EDC is especially pleased to see greater participation among Black and Latino students and girls in AP computer science as we continue to expand CS learning opportunities for these students through our Beauty and Joy of Computing partnership, supported by the National Science Foundation. The Beauty and Joy of Computing partnership is a collaboration among EDC, NYCDOE, University of California Berkeley, and CSNYC.”

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Thu, 10/12/2017

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EDC Receives Eight New Grants to Enhance, Study STEM Education

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EDC has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation that will enable the global nonprofit to launch eight new initiatives and continue ongoing work to enhance preK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and improve outcomes for students. Over the next several years, EDC experts will carry out the following STEM-related R&D, evaluation, technical support, and professional development work:

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Broadening Participation in Computer Science Education

Sun, 10/01/2017

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Jennifer Stiles

This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.

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4pp.

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Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology

Sun, 10/01/2017

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Wendy Martin, June Ahn, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Matthew Berland, Catherine Chase, Noel Enyedy, Judith Fusco, Shari Gardner, Shuchi Grover, Erica Halverson, Kemi Jona, H. Chad Lane, Emma Mercier, Tom Moher, Amy Ogan, Nichole Pinkard, Joseph Polman, Jeremy Roschelle, Patricia Schank, Katie Headrick Taylor, Michelle Wilkerson, and Marcelo Worsley

This report highlights examples of integrating the latest innovations in learning science and computer science into new research designs and methods. The work is also driving the need for new learning sciences. This report describes six design themes emerging across multiple NSF-funded cyberlearning projects.

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86pp.

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A Close-Up Look at the State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology

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Wendy Martin advances knowledge of how key aspects of education programs influence impact and participant experience. She specializes in leading formative research and collaborative co-design projects that deepen understanding of how to design effective educational technologies and integrate them into educational environments to enhance students' learning. Currently, Wendy is conducting an evaluation of the CS4All initiative in New York City with colleagues at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Wendy is also a staff member on the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) led by SRI and EDC. In this post, she discusses an October 2017 publication, "Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology" that she co-edited and co-authored.

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Why Computer Science Education? A Toolkit for Parents

Thu, 09/21/2017

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Candace Brooks, Kim Elliott

This toolkit links parents to a wide array of resources—including “fast facts,” fun family activities, and scholarship info—to prepare children and youth to thrive in our wired world and its workplaces.

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16pp.

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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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18 pp.

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MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2017 Annual Technology Conference

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10/25/2017
Foxborough, MA

From 11:30 to 12:25 p.m., Kirsten Peterson and Matt Holloway from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will present the session "Online Professional Development: Foundations for Inclusive Practice" at the 2017 Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.) Annual Technology Conference. Learn more and register for this event

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EDC Joins Partners in Launching Career Academy Leaders Collaborative Fellowship

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On August 24 to 26, EDC joined its partners, the National Career Academy Coalition, University of Florida Lastinger Center, and School Reform Initiative, in Miami, Florida in launching a new, year-long Fellowship—the Career Academy Leaders Collaborative (CALC)—for career academy educators from across the United States. The four organizations, all national leaders in college and career preparation innovation, have co-designed and are delivering this powerful new professional learning opportunity.

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Young Learners and Technology

Fri, 09/01/2017

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Kimberly Elliott, Shelley Pasnik

EDC has found that digital resources, such as interactive mobile apps, online games with built-in assessments, and videos that tell compelling stories with a rich set of characters, can play productive roles in early teaching, learning, and health promotion. This fact sheet describes how we work with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to ensure all children and families thrive.

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