Concord Consortium President Emeritus Bob Tinker, his wife Barbara and former member of the board Penny Noyce have authored a book in the Galactic Academy of Science series. The Cryptic Case of the Coded Fair teaches middle school students about encryption while telling a fun and exciting story of history and adventure.
Two international students will spend the summer coding for our open source projects. Through Google Summer of Code™ (GSoC), they’ll earn stipends from Google, plus get a coveted GSoC t-shirt and certificate. Concord Consortium developers will provide mentorship.
The March issue of The Science Teacher features “A New Take on Student Lab Reports” by Ed Hazzard, which describes how students can use screencasts – digital recordings of the computer screen plus audio narration – to report on their computer-based science labs, as an alternative to written reports. This could be an exciting new tool for science teaching.
Four of the nation’s leading research institutions have been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new system of classroom assessments that aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Are you teaching online this year? Learn how to design your own online course and facilitate deep discussions. Two popular books on online teaching and learning are now available as e-Books.
Win a Concord Consortium t-shirt by entering your photo with our logo as you discover the wonders of nature, visit engineering feats of grandeur and explore science and math on your summer vacation.
Three international students will spend the summer coding for our open source projects. Through Google Summer of Code (GSoC), they’ll earn stipends from Google, plus get a coveted GSoC t-shirt and certificate.
Paul Horwitz has written a chapter of the book “Multiple Representations in Biological Education,” edited by David F. Treagust and Chi-Yan Tsui, and published by Springer Verlag. The chapter, entitled “Evolution is a model, why not teach it that way?,” describes our Evolution Readiness learning activities and research about their use with fourth grade students.
Our SmartGraphs project team conducted additional experimental research this fall. Nearly three dozen eighth and ninth grade physical science teachers in Pennsylvania used SmartGraphs activities with 75 different classes. One finding that has emerged quickly is that teachers were very satisfied with the online activities.
Dr. Pendred “Penny” Noyce served on Concord Consortium’s Board of Directors from 1997 to 2012. She was instrumental in launching the Virtual High School as an independent nonprofit and became chair of our board in 2008 to lead the presidential search committee.