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What is the future of forest fires? Using Wildfire Explorer to learn about boreal forest succession

Quebec Canada wildfire smoke consumes New Jersey and New York City June 7, 2023

Last summer, thick plumes of wildfire smoke from northern Canada blanketed cities as far south as Washington, D.C., in an eerie orange haze. Record-breaking wildfires in provinces across Canada resulted in catastrophic damage to homes and communities, the destruction of more than 45.7 million acres of forest, and dangerously unhealthy air quality throughout the Northeast […]

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New AI in Math program funded by the U.S. Department of Education

The Concord Consortium, in collaboration with Texas Tech University, the University of Florida, and WestEd, was awarded a $4 million Education Innovation and Research grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The five-year project will develop a year-long Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Math supplemental certificate program for secondary Algebra I or Integrated Math 1 classes. […]

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11 innovative STEM publications that mobilize knowledge

To work towards our mission to innovate and inspire equitable, large-scale improvements in STEM teaching and learning through technology, we make our STEM resources free and our research findings accessible and usable. Achieving such an ambitious mission takes countless partners and perspectives, and we are thrilled to collaborate with teachers, students, scientists, and researchers. In […]

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7 ways to get a head start on New Year’s resolutions for your classroom

A visible target-match in Geniventure

Social media has been exploding with New Year’s resolutions since early fall. If you’d like to get a head start on your own educational resolutions for the next calendar year, we’ve got you covered. Want to help students see Earth science as a lab science? Add more data science activities to your high school classes? […]

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Research on system modeling for classroom use

Epidemics model in SageModeler

From local environmental justice issues to global phenomena such as climate change, complex problems often require systems thinking to address them. Since 2018, the National Science Foundation-funded Multilevel Computational Modeling project, a collaboration between the Concord Consortium and the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University, has researched how the use of our SageModeler […]

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