WALTHAM, MA | February 3, 2014
EDC has been named a partner in a network known as 100Kin10 that seeks to train and hire 100,000 highly skilled science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers by 2021. The effort has gained national attention as a key partnership of diverse organizations interested in working together in new, experimental ways. Selected as one of 200 partners after a rigorous vetting process, EDC joins previously named partners including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, Google, and NASA.
EDC was selected in recognition of its innovation, boldness, and proven track record of working to improve preK–20 STEM learning and teaching for more than 50 years. As a 100Kin10 partner, EDC will draw upon its STEM expertise to advance a single, ambitious goal: to prepare all students with the STEM knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and the workplace.
“EDC is honored to join in this important movement to ensure every child has a high-quality STEM education,” said Joanne Brady, senior vice president and director of EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division. “We are pleased to be recognized for our contributions to equity and excellence in STEM education.”
As part of 100Kin10, EDC will create a Master STEM Teacher Corps, support science teachers in engaging students in real-world biotech lab experiences, work with high school mathematics teachers to tackle issues of systemic inequity and address opportunity gaps, and provide K–5 teachers with professional development that helps them improve learning among all students, including those with disabilities. To learn more about EDC’s work in STEM, go to http://ltd.edc.org/stem.
Learn more about the 31 new partners on 100Kin10’s website.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) is a global nonprofit organization that creates learning opportunities for people around the world, empowering them to pursue healthier, more productive lives. EDC manages 250 projects in 30 countries. Visit www.edc.org.