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2020 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase

May 05, 2020

May 5-12, 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase - View, Discuss, Vote

Once again we are excited to participate in the 2020 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase to Highlight Innovations in STEM Education!

About the STEM for All Video Showcase

Now in its sixth year, the annual showcase will feature over 170 innovative projects aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching, which have been funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. During the week-long event, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and members of the public are invited to view the short videos, discuss them with the presenters online, and vote for their favorites.

The theme for this year’s event is “Learning from Research and Practice.” Video presentations address improving K-12 STEM classroom, informal environments, undergraduate and graduate education, teacher professional development, and community engagement. Collectively the presentations cover a broad range of topics including science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, cyberlearning, citizen science, maker spaces, broadening participation, research experiences, mentoring, professional development, NGSS and the Common Core.

Our video

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Learning Trajectories for Everyday Computing

The Learning Trajectories for Everyday Computing (LTEC) team has worked to iteratively develop and test integrated fractions + computational thinking lessons and assessments for grades 3 and 4. These instructional materials are aligned with learning trajectories in the areas of sequencing, repetition, conditional logic, decomposition, and debugging. In this year of the project, we are conducting a study to investigate the extent to which these integrated lessons influence students’ understanding of mathematics as well as their computational thinking.

We encourage everyone – from researchers to policy-makers to teachers to interested community members – to visit the video showcase, join the discussion, and vote for our video by sharing it on social media!

View our video: Learning Trajectories for Everyday Computing

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LTEC Staff Profile: Donna Eatinger

October 30, 2019

Name

Donna Eatinger

LTEC Role

School Development Specialist

Professional Background

Before joining the staff at UChicago STEM Education, I was an elementary school educator for 13 years. I taught first, second and third grade in both urban and suburban schools. I was a computer programmer, independent consultant and Microsoft trainer for several years prior to being an elementary educator.

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LTEC Staff Profile: Katie Rich (2019)

October 10, 2019

Name

Katie Rich

LTEC Role

Project staff at University of Chicago

Professional Background

I have worked at UChicago STEM Education (and its previous incarnations and components) for almost 10 years. I am a mathematician and educational developer by training; I have a B.A. in mathematics and an M.A. in learning sciences. I began my career as an editor for UChicago STEM Education’s curriculum projects, Everyday Mathematics (a preK-6 program) and the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project series (a Grades 6-12 program). Over the years I moved into planning and writing roles, and also worked on digital development projects. LTEC was my first official research project. Now, I have begun a PhD program in educational technology at Michigan State University and am enjoying doing lots of research!

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