From its founding in 1994, the Concord Consortium has always looked to the future, pushing boundaries and imagining the ways technology can expand and deepen STEM inquiry. Pioneers from the beginning, we continue to experiment with novel ideas, applying current and future technologies in unique ways, generating new collaborations, and leveraging the power of open […]
The Concord Consortium celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. This milestone occasion coincides with another notable event: ten years ago Chad Dorsey became only the second President and CEO in the organization’s history. He followed in the footsteps of our founder, Bob Tinker, who, like Chad, was a physicist.
Six high school mathematics teachers from Massachusetts joined us last fall to pilot test a new curriculum module designed by the Computing with R for Mathematical Modeling (CodeR4MATH) project to facilitate the instruction of mathematical modeling and computational thinking. The CodeR4MATH team (from left to right): Kenia Wiedemann, Jie Chao, Ben Galluzzo, and Eric Simoneau. […]
In 2018, we made an impact with 11 articles published in researcher and teacher practitioner journals that showcase the state of the field in STEM educational technology. Learn how automated scoring during formative assessment can diagnose and enhance students’ argumentation skills (#4), how modeling and simulation on a CAD platform can be used to teach […]
2018 was a banner year for the Concord Consortium and we’re thrilled to present the year in review with our top 10 news stories. We Launched Designing 2030 to Transform the Future of STEM Teaching and Learning. Our new Designing 2030 initiative will transform STEM teaching and learning to reach more students with educational technology.
“There is a time, much greater in amount than commonly allowed, which should be devoted to free and unguided exploratory work (call it play if you wish; I call it work).” – David Hawkins, 1974* We often get a feel for things by messing around with them. When you toss a paper airplane in the […]
On November 14 Concord Consortium’s own Bill Finzer gave a webinar for the American Statistical Association entitled “Making Data Moves Using Free Online CODAP Software with Census at School Data.” View the webinar slides or watch the video recording now, plus get free resources: Data cleaning report for Census at Schools from students at UCLA […]
Find out how high school students can design and evaluate efficient and affordable solar power systems—even for their own school—in the November/December 2018 issue of The Science Teacher. Co-authored by Concord Consortium researchers Jie Chao, Charles Xie, and Corey Schimpf, with education consultants Joyce Massicotte and Jeff Lockwood, and Stoughton High School science teacher Craig Beaulieu, […]
An article in the October 2018 issue of Science and Children looks at groundwater and the natural processes of infiltration as a vital means for cleaning our water. Co-authored by Jonathon Kilpatrick (Greenwood Elementary School in Pennsylvania), Nanette Marcum-Dietrich and John Wallace (both of Millersville University of Pennsylvania), and Concord Consortium Senior Scientist Carolyn Staudt, […]
Figure 1. Software architect Scott Cytacki with his three kids in their solar-powered ELF. You may not know Scott Cytacki by name but if you’ve used STEM Resource Finder curriculum materials or an InquirySpace investigation or a Model My Watershed activity, or any number of our educational resources, you can appreciate Scott’s deep commitment to […]