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Networks and Social Media for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers

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2009
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August

In this pdf are STEM education networks and social media sources that may be of interest to DR-K12 grantees for the purposes of (1) disseminating knowledge and products and (2) developing partnerships with stakeholders and end users.

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SGER: Assessing the Educational, Career and Social Impacts of the XO Laptop Program in Birmingham, AL City Schools (Cotten)

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Shelia Cotten
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2009
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The goal of this study is to assess the educational, career, and social impacts of disseminating an innovative technology, the XO laptop computer, to minority 4th and 5th grade students in Birmingham City Schools (BCS) in Alabama. This is the largest XO dissemination in the U.S. and the first XO dissemination project to distribute XO laptops to all 1st – 5th grade students in a U.S. school district.

Standards in K-12 Tech Literacy & Engineering: Implications for Design & Research (Schunn)

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Christian Schunn
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2009
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Standards: Continuing Conversations
Richard Millman, Georgia Institute of Technology;Christian Schunn, University of Pittsburgh; Nancy Songer, University of Michigan

Join the panelists from the plenary presentation to continue conversations about common
standards in each of the STEM disciplines.

Establishing and Nurturing Effective Partnerships among University Faculty, Public School Administrators, and Classroom Teachers (Boger, Davis, Liles)

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David Boger
Jane Davis
Robin Guill Liles
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2009
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Content Mentoring of Middle Grades Math and Science Teachers and Its Impact on Teaching Efficacy: Establishing and Nurturing Effective Partnerships among University Faculty, Public School Administrators, and Classroom Teachers
David Boger, Jane Davis, and Robin Guill Liles, North Carolina A&T State University

This session describes one NSF experimental study’s strategies used to establish and nurture successful,interdisciplinary partnerships among university faculty, public school administrators,and classroom teachers.

Analysis of Children’s Mechanistic Reasoning about Linkages and Levers in the Context of Engineering Design (Benenson, Bolger, Kobiela)

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Molly Bolger
Marta Kobiela
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2009
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MechAnimations! Designing Mechanical Linkages that Animate Stories
Gary Benenson, City College of New York; Richard Lehrer, Vanderbilt University

Following a hands-on experience in mechanism design, participants discuss the knowledge of
content, pedagogy, and student thinking needed to support similar experiences for children.

STEMEd Caucus Steering Committee

Our knowledge-based economy is driven by constant innovation. The foundation of innovation lies in a dynamic, motivated and well-educated workforce equipped with STEM skills. However, the nature of our workforce and the needs of our industries have changed over time. Today, an understanding of scientific and mathematical principles, a working knowledge of computer hardware and software, and the problem solving skills developed by courses in STEM are necessary for most jobs. Therefore, STEM education is an enormous and pressing need.

Business Higher Education Forum – STEM Research and Modeling Network (BHEF)

The STEM Research and Modeling Network (SRMN) is an open innovation network hosted by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) and dedicated to advancing the development and use of the U.S. STEM Education Model, a system dynamics model developed by the Raytheon Company, and similar complementary tools. Raytheon has gifted the model to BHEF, which is making the model available in open source to the public to help increase the number of students who pursue majors and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – the disciplines collectively known as STEM. 

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Our mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities.

Frontiers in Education

In 1971, about 100 engineering educators from industry and academia gathered in Atlanta for the first Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference. Its leaders had a vision, and moved creatively to implement the vision. The journey through the conferences, which we call FIE, is worth documenting, as the conference has become a premier and often-imitated conference. Some educators have been involved right from the beginning and continue. Others have disembarked, but many new contributors have joined.

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