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  1. FACETS Summer Institute Kicks Off

    from ltd.edc.org Last week, EDC hosted its first Summer Institute focused on its NSF-funded FACETS project, or Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: Engaging Teachers and Students. Twenty-nine teachers from four school districts around New England attended, ...

  2. NSF Grant for Math-Teacher Professional Development

    from ltd.edc.org The National Science Foundation has awarded EDC a four-year, $2.1-million DRK–12 grant to create and study a differentiated professional-development model to help middle-school mathematics teachers and special educators teach struggling math students, ...

  3. NSF Grant for “Oceans of Data” Project

    from ltd.edc.org The National Science Foundation has awarded Science and Mathematics Programs a 1.5-year, $260,000 exploratory collaborative DRK–12 grant to work with Scripps Institution of Oceanography to conduct the “Oceans of Data” project. The question to be addressed ...

  4. I3 Win: The Education Connection

    from ltd.edc.org EDC will partner with The Education Connection’s Center for 21st-Century Skills on a five-year, Investing in Innovation (i3)–funded longitudinal study of a grade 7–12 STEM Academy model with strong potential to increase high-need students’ interest and ...

  5. ETLO’s Online Professional Development Gets Results

    from ltd.edc.org EDC's Ed Tech Leaders Online professional development in mathematics and English language arts gets results. A rigorous study by Boston College showed that teachers who participated produced significant student learning gains. Download the Executive ...

  6. NSF Award to Build on Computational Thinking (CT)

    from ltd.edc.org The National Science Foundation has awarded $210,000 to build on the success and experience of the division’s NSF-funded “IT Across Careers” and other STEM workforce-development projects. LTD and its partners will develop and validate core computational ...

  7. NSF Funds What’s Cooking? for STEM

    from ltd.edc.org The National Science Foundation has awarded $2 million over two years to create a free public online multimedia resource serving up STEM concepts to adults with low levels of literacy and numeracy. “TV411 What’s Cooking?” puts on the front burner the ...

  8. Ford PAS Curriculum Has Timely UN Tie-In

    from ltd.edc.org In mid-September, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the creation of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a partnership led by the United Nations Foundation, which focuses on creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient ...

  9. ETLO Wins Prestigious Innovator Award

    from ltd.edc.org A program in the Learning and Teaching Division has won the prestigious Online Learning Innovator Award, given by the International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL). The award recognizes EdTech Leaders Online’s (ETLO) “outstanding and ...

  10. Mass. Approves Early-Childhood Rating System

    from ltd.edc.org The Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Proposed Revised Standards have been published by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and on December 14, 2010, the Board of Early Education and Care voted unanimously to ...