Green Energy Technologies in the City (GET City), a collaboration between Michigan State University and Lansing Boys and Girls Club, is a program designed to empower inner-city youth to become community science experts in energy sustainability and environmental health topics. This Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project is funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by the Learning Resource Center at EDC.
Community for Rural Education Stewardship and Technology (CREST) a project for students and teachers, uses Web design, ethnography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to address community challenges in rural areas of Maine. This Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project is funded by the National Science Foundation and supported by the Learning Resource Center at EDC.
The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program includes more than 181 projects across 41 states that help young people and teachers build the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a technologically rich society. The ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC supports these projects and is showcasing a selection of their contributions to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and workforce development.
EDC worked with historians, interactive media designers, TV producers, and teachers to understand and analyze how educators can harness young people’s interest in video games, digital storytelling, and sharing to deepen students’ grasp of U.S. History.
As technology businesses are booming in Jordan, educators are striving to prepare schools and students to keep pace. In 2003, an education initiative was launched to upgrade technology skills and knowledge. EDC’s Daniel Light spent time in these classrooms evaluating the program.
In collaboration with a variety of technology-related organizations and nonprofits, EDC will co-host a nonpartisan inaugural event on January 20, 2009, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Throughout the evening, a specially-created multi-media networking site will broadcast live video from the event and from inaugural celebrations across the country.
Most Somali children have known nothing but war. Said Yasin, who develops educational programs in this African nation, is continually amazed and inspired by students’ unquenchable desire to learn—even under dire circumstances. On a recent visit to the United States, Yasin reflected on the radio-based instruction program that reaches 250,000 children and more than 7,000 teachers.
A new series of online courses from EDC is helping U.S. history teachers make the most of primary source documents, such as letters, pamphlets, and journals, and trips to historical sites to enhance the learning experience for their students.
Like many technology-focused educators, EDC’s Bob Spielvogel concentrates on applying technology to improving the quality of learning and teaching, expanding online educational content, and providing access to education in the world’s remote areas.
TEACH-VIP E-Learning presents a comprehensive list of topics to online learners, including injury prevention, measuring injuries and violence, and policy development and advocacy, as well as problem-specific content and self-assessments.
EDC program staff will develop systems for teacher management and professional development as well as create a rich variety of classroom resources, including Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) programs for Malian children in all grades.
An EDC project will bring together students, teachers, and game developers to design and evaluate digital games and learning tools, built around the Nintendo DS, for classroom science and literacy lessons.