Interactive Technologies and STEM
Early-Grades Teaching and Learning

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R+P in the Classroom: One Teacher’s Journey with Research and Practice

In Auburn, Maine, teachers, administrators, and researchers are exploring together the best ways to use interactive mobile technology for early-grades mathematics learning. In our first observations in Auburn classrooms, the Interactive STEM team at EDC saw apps being used one on one or between students but no tracking about what apps were being used and how. …

R+P Voices: Maine Math Coach and Collaboratory Fellow

Contributed by Lisa Coburn, Auburn School Department   “Ongoing co-investigative approach resets an elementary teacher’s expectations about professional development and who is an ‘expert.’”   In the spring of 2014, my administrator at the time told me she had signed me up for a meeting at the district office and that it had something to …

Amy Busey

Research Associate 96 Morton St # 7 New York, NY 10014 (212) 807-4200 Email Amy  

Interactive STEM, Auburn, Maine, Team Discuss Research-Practice Lessons at REL Boston Meeting

Interactive STEM, Auburn, Maine, Team Discuss Research-Practice Lessons at REL Boston Meeting

Left to right: EDC’s Pam Buffington, R+P Collaboratory Co–Principal Investigator, and Laura Shaw and Lisa Coburn, Washburn Elementary School, Auburn, Maine, are joined by PEER Director Michael Strambler, Yale School of Medicine; PEER Co-Director Clare Irwin, EDC; George Coleman, former Connecticut Commissioner of Education; PERC P.I. Julie Riordan, REL Northeast & Islands at EDC; and …

Maine Preservice Teachers Draw Lessons from Research-Practice Partnership in Auburn, Maine

Dr. Shannon Larsen is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education at University of Maine at Farmington, specializing in K-8 mathematics education, elementary  mathematics coaching, and professional development for elementary mathematics teachers. She is also a higher education collaborator and education researcher for the Research + Practice Collaboratory project in Auburn, Maine. In “Maine Preservice …

Buffington Named ATMNE’s 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer

Interactive STEM principal investigator Pam Buffington has been selected as the 2016 Richard H. Balomenos Lecturer by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England, a consortium of math-teacher associations across the six New England states. On Thursday, Oct. 29, she will present a lecture and lead a discussion on “Strategic Use of Mobile Technologies as …

Pam Buffington

Pam Buffington

Principal Investigator Mailing Address: Education Development Center, Inc. 36 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, Maine 04345 Phone: 207-588-5022 Email Pam  

Jennifer Stiles

Jennifer Stiles

Project Coordinator 43 Foundry Ave. Waltham, MA 02453 617-618-2815 Email Jennifer  

Snapshots of Practice: Maine Educators and Researchers Co-Investigate Student iPad Strategies and Recordings

In Auburn, Maine, all eyes were focused on iPads as K–2 teachers shared interactive artifacts collected from students in their elementary mathematics classrooms. On this particular afternoon, the teachers were joined by mathematics education researchers, a principal, and preservice and other in-service teachers who watched them play back screencasts of students explaining how they had …