At the Concord Consortium, 12 of our research scientists are Principal Investigators or Co-Principal Investigators* on our dozens of National Science Foundation-funded projects. We polled our Principal investigators and their project managers to find out what it’s like to run a successful research and development project. Below are their top ten tips. 1. Like most […]
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.
Everyone lives in a watershed, regardless of whether you reside where it’s hot and dry or wet and rainy. As the U.S. Geological Survey says, if you’re standing on land, look down, you’re in a watershed. The 23 teachers, staff developers, and center directors who met this summer at the Concord Consortium offices in Massachusetts […]
Can children as young as kindergarten understand what makes a solid become a liquid, or a gas? Can they comprehend the dynamics of particle motion? Our Sensing Science through Modeling Matter project believes they can, with the help of playful, animated stories and an online app that is now available in the App Store. Sensing […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of getting more students and teachers working with data across all subject areas. Name a problem we face as a society—from combating global warming to feeding the growing population, reducing violence, and increasing equity—and data-savvy people are at the heart of any attempt at a solution. The Concord Consortium, […]
We are excited to announce that the Concord Consortium’s High-Adventure Science modules are now available on the National Geographic Education website, thanks to a National Science Foundation-funded partnership with National Geographic Education. High-Adventure Science modules have been used by thousands of students so far, and we welcome the opportunity to share our modules with a wider audience of middle and high school teachers.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Concord Consortium a three-year Cyberlearning grant to develop and test new data science games for high school biology, chemistry, and physics, and research how learners conceive of and learn with data. The Data Science Games project builds on prior work, which led to the invention of a new […]