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Evangeline Ireland likes to break things. Good thing that’s her job.

Evangeline Ireland

As a software tester at the Concord Consortium, Evangeline Ireland sleuths for bugs in our projects. She ferrets out the source of known glitches (why does hitting the spacebar repeatedly create an error in Geniventure?) and discovers problems before software is released. “If it’s going to be used by teachers without the researchers there to […]

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Learn plate tectonics with an Earth-like model: Introducing Tectonic Explorer

Tectonic Explorer

We are excited to introduce the *beta version* of Tectonic Explorer, our newest Earth system model, developed by our GEODE project. Tectonic Explorer features a complex system of interacting tectonic plates around an entire planet — in this case a simplified, Earth-like planet. For the first time in K-12 education, students will be able to […]

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Designing 2030: Building the Educational Technology Community of Tomorrow for Design, Interoperability, and Equity

Designing 2030 Group Photo

The Concord Consortium is thrilled to announce a new initiative to transform STEM teaching and learning and reach more students with educational technology. By applying current and future technologies in unique ways, generating new collaborations, and leveraging the power of open educational resources, a group of innovative thought leaders is working to revolutionize STEM learning […]

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New Grant to Improve Assessment and Instruction in Elementary Science Classrooms

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia, representing more than a third of the U.S. student population, have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) since their release in 2013, and more are expected to follow. To make the most of NGSS, teachers need three-dimensional assessments that integrate disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science […]

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CODAP Helps Students in Puerto Rico Understand the Effects of Extreme Weather

Carla Lopez Lloreda

Students in the Luquillo Schoolyard Project in Puerto Rico are jamming on data. Large, long-term environmental data! And our free, online tool CODAP (Common Online Data Analysis Platform) joined their Data Jam to help students visualize and explore data in an inquiry-oriented way. El Yunque National Forest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National […]

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