Interactive Technologies and STEM
Early-Grades Teaching and Learning

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Marian Pasquale

Marian Pasquale

Senior Research Scientist 43 Foundry Ave. Waltham, MA 02453 617-618-2417 Email Marian  

Maine Elementary School, an Interactive STEM Research + Practice Site, Receives $1.63-Million School Improvement Grant

Washburn Elementary School in Auburn, Maine, site of an Interactive STEM research–practice partnership, has been awarded just over $1.63-million in School Improvement Grant funding by the Maine Department of Education. The funds will be used to raise student proficiency in math by 30 percent and reading by 35 percent over the next five years, according …

Inquiry Group Meets to Develop Supports to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning

On November 4–5, the Interactive STEM team at EDC convened an Inquiry Group, bringing together participants with varied professional backgrounds—teachers, teacher leaders, representatives from professional organizations, university faculty, and researchers—to share knowledge, deepen understanding, and begin to develop products that will support pre-service and in-service teachers’ capacity to use interactive mobile technologies to improve mathematics …

Computer Science For All…Teachers

Contributed by June Mark, EDC “If we want all students to have high-quality computer science (CS) learning experiences, we need to make sure that all educators charged with teaching CS receive the support and resources they need to succeed.” On October 28 and 29, the Research + Practice (R+P) Collaboratory is contributing to an R+P …

Conference Leveraging Learning 2017

Shanna Russ

Shanna Russ

Communications Lead Mailing Address: Education Development Center, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue Waltham, MA 02453-8313 Email Shanna Shanna Russ is Communications Lead for Interactive STEM.  

Interactive STEM Wins Grant to Expand Collaborative Work in Maine

The Interactive STEM team at EDC has been awarded a grant from the Maine Department of Education for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program to continue, sustain, and expand its work begun in Auburn, Maine to improve student learning of mathematics in the early grades across the state. Project lead Dr. Pam Buffington For …

New STEM Journal Publishes Article from Interactive STEM Team Members

Interactive STEM team members Josephine Louie, Pam Buffington, and Jennifer Stiles were recently published in Connected Science Learning, an online journal from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) focused on STEM experiences that connect in- and out-of-school settings. Read “A Screencasting Strategy to Support STEM Learning in the …

Developing a Productive Struggle Mindset

Students experience productive struggle when they persist in trying to make sense of a difficult problem and develop new strategies for solving it. This perseverance is essential for developing mathematical reasoning. For struggle to be productive, students must have a classroom environment where they feel safe and supported in experimenting with different problem-solving strategies. Creating …

Maine Grade 2 Teacher Flourishing in Research + Practice Context

Contributed by Patricia Ann Maislen, Auburn School Department  “Reflecting with colleagues at monthly meetings generates insights to help transform my students into confident mathematical risk-takers and problem-solvers.” This is my second year working with the Interactive STEM team at EDC as a member of the Research + Collaboratory. As a second-grade teacher, the collaboration has …