News at Concord Consortium


Join Us at Our Open House

Join the Concord Consortium for an evening of discussion about the future of deeply digital curriculum on October 28, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. A distinguished panel will include:

  • Greg Gunn, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Wireless Generation
  • Neeru Khosla, Co-Founder and Executive Director, CK-12 Foundation
  • Joanna Lu, Senior Technical Project Manager, Pearson Education
  • Deb Socia, Executive Director of OpenAirBoston and founder and former principal of the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Boston

Chad Dorsey, President of the Concord Consortium, will facilitate the conversation.

The evening will also include opportunities to meet and talk with Concord Consortium innovators and explore our latest interactive software. Learn more or RSVP at concord.org/openhouse.


The Concord Consortium Collection in NSDL

The Concord Consortium Collection will contribute hundreds of resources to the National STEM Education Distributed Learning (NSDL) program as part of a new project funded by the National Science Foundation. We will also contribute embedded assessment tools to give teachers and researchers a way to evaluate the impact of NSDL resources. We are pleased to add to the NSDL (nsdl.org), where you can already find a wealth of amazing resources, including informal science resources at SMILE (howtosmile.org), activities for middle school math and science teachers (msteacher.org), biology activities at BioSciEdNet (www.biosciednet.org/portal), physics and astronomy resources at ComPADRE (www.compadre.org), and more.


Genetics Software Reach Expands

The Concord Consortium continues its collaboration with the Jackson Laboratory to teach secondary students cutting-edge genetics techniques and concepts. An extension of the GENIQUEST project, our new Genome Dynamics project is funded by the National Science Foundation. We will develop a model-based activity to extend the genetics of our computer dragons and drakes to microarray or metabolic network concepts. Learn more about the GENIQUEST project in the October 1 issue of NSTA’s The Science Teacher.


See You at NSTA

Chad Dorsey, President of the Concord Consortium, will be a featured speaker at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference March 2011 in San Francisco. Meet Chad, get free science activities, and learn more about the Concord Consortium’s work furthering STEM education. And be sure to see the Concord Consortium’s other staff presentations throughout the conference. Coming out to California early for the Cyberlearning Tools for STEM Education (CyTSE) Conference? We’ll see you there, too.