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News from the Concord Consortium

  • NSTA

    Forum & Expo

    Going to Minneapolis for the NSTA STEM Forum & Expo in May? Add our three presentations to your schedule. Discover how to customize online middle school STEM activities through a simple web-based authoring portal; weave simulations, data collection and data analysis into powerful STEM learning experiences; and go home with free STEM software. Learn more »

  • Two Google Summer of Coders 2015

    Two Google Summer
    of Coders

    We're thrilled to be participating in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for the fourth year running! Two international students will spend the summer coding for our open source projects. Through GSoC, they'll earn stipends from Google, plus get a coveted GSoC t-shirt and certificate. Concord Consortium developers will provide mentorship. Learn more »

  • AERA 2015

    AERA 2015

    At the AERA conference in Chicago, we presented our latest research on supporting students' understanding of electrical forces and interactions, using visual representations to break young students' preconceptions of heat and temperature, and how a watershed-modeling curriculum increases students’ understanding of watersheds and human impact on them. Learn more »

  • NARST 2015

    NARST 2015

    At NARST this year, we presented the latest research in our educational technology projects spanning elementary to secondary students in topics from game-based genetics lessons to aligning assessments with NGSS, plus big data, learning analytics and more. We had seven presentations and two poster sessions. Learn more »

  • Spring 2015 @Concord

    Spring 2015 @Concord

    Our Spring 2015 @Concord is now available. In our feature article, learn how we're engaging students in frontier questions using computational models and real-world data. Also, learn about capturing real-time changes in students’ development of new knowledge, teaching teamwork in electronics and engaging undergraduate students in ocean science research with telepresence. Plus embed simulations directly in our Common Online Data Analysis Platform. Download the PDF or read the online version »

  • Chad Dorsey

    NSTA 2015

    There were two Concord Consortium presentations at this year's NSTA conference. We talked about engineering with models and sensors, and assessments for physical science that integrate the three dimensions of NGSS. Our High-Adventure Science activities were also featured at National Geographic's booth. Learn more »

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