Interactive Technologies and STEM
Early-Grades Teaching and Learning


Ethical and Equitable: New Strategies for Supporting Sustainable Research Results

The National Science Foundation’s STEM for All Video Showcase 2017 included this video from the Research + Practice Collaboratory. The Research + Practice Collaboratory is investigating new ways to bridge research and practice to advance equity in STEM education. Our approach begins with creating more equitable, and therefore more ethical, relationships between STEM education researchers and educators in which the voices and experiences of each are leveraged to identify pressing problems of practice and develop new questions, strategies, and solutions that can endure in the complex, dynamic contexts of K-12 education. 

The Interactive STEM Research + Practice Collaboratory Partnership in Auburn, Maine

The Interactive STEM team at EDC is partnering with the Auburn, Maine, School Department and Maine researchers in a research–practice collaboration in K–2 classrooms using mobile interactive technologies (i.e., iPads). Teams of teachers, administrators, researchers, coaches, and EDC facilitators are engaged in an iterative process of designing, testing, and analyzing to generate new knowledge and practice in direct response to the district’s needs.

Grade 2 Mathematics Lesson Using Interactive Technology: “Getting to 399” Part 1: Setting Up the Problem Part 2: Preparing to Work Independently with iPads Part 3: Group Review of Student Work

Interactive Technologies Inquiry Group


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference, Boston, April 2015

Mike Muir, Auburn, Maine, School Department, shares his experience with the Research + Practice Collaboratory.

Jere Confrey, North Carolina State University.