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Critical questions about pre-college data science education at international statistics conference

Fifty statistics educators from ten countries gathered on July 10, 2018, in Kyoto, Japan, at the International Conference On Teaching Statistics (ICOTS) for the inaugural data science education Special Interest Group (SIG) organized by Tim Erickson of EEPS Media and William Finzer of the Concord Consortium. The large group included university professors, software developers, curriculum […]

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Dragon genes and M&M’s: Middle school students at summer camp

Students playing Geniventure.

How do dragons inherit wings and horns? What role do proteins play in dragons with translucent white scales? During a weeklong summer “camp” in Maynard, Massachusetts, designed for middle school students interested in online gaming and genetics, nine students in grades 6-8 played Geniventure to find out. They also applied genetics concepts to solve puzzles, […]

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Hybrid analysis: How human and computer analysis of log data can work together to optimize results

Teamwork Chalkboard

To prepare students for the 21st century workforce, we must teach them to work effectively in teams, keeping in mind that team members may be in the same room or on different continents. Although working collaboratively is widely recognized as an effective and efficient way to use a company’s manpower, most classroom work continues 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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