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News from the Concord Consortium

  • AERA 2015

    See You at AERA 2015

    At the AERA conference in Chicago, we'll present 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 »

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    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 »

  • Google Summer of Code 2015

    Google Summer of
    Code 2015

    We're thrilled to participate in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) for the fourth year running! GSoC offers stipends to student developers to write code for open source projects. If you're a student and want to spend your summer writing code with some of our very geeky and super friendly mentors, please look through our ideas list and apply. Learn more »

  • Teaching Graph Literacy

    Teaching Graph Literacy

    A new article in Science Scope outlines a step-by-step approach to help students understand graphs. "Teaching graph literacy across the curriculum" urges educators to use a new and tested way to teach students how graphs communicate meaning. Six free interactive graph literacy activities are available online and also as a new app for iPads. Learn more »

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