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HP Catalyst Academy Announces New Awards!

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The HP Catalyst Academy’s network of online mini-courses for STEMx teachers is growing! Twenty new mini-courses have been selected from a pool of international applications, and the list is very exciting…

 

I’m particularly excited to see the HP Catalyst Academy’s first non-English mini-courses. Several will be offered in Spanish, and one is being developed for educators who speak Hindi! From mobile app design to using Geogebra to support mathematics explorations, there are MANY ways to engage students by making STEMx learning relevant and fun. By the end of the year, the HP Catalyst Academy should have 35 mini-courses of many types covering many STEMx topics. In the meantime, join the Academy and enroll in one of the current mini-courses being offered. They’re free, and they’re fun!

 

For the details and complete list of recipients, see the official announcement from ISTE.org and NMC.org

 

Congratulations to all the organizations joining the HP Catalyst Academy network, and to all the Fellows who will be designing the mini-courses!

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Jim Vanides, B.S.M.E, M.Ed.
Global Education Program Manager
Sustainability & Social Innovation
Hewlett-Packard

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Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is...
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  • A former K-12 district administrator and adjunct professor of communication, Elliott has won over 60 state and national awards in school public relations, is a past columnist for Electronic School, School Administrator and American School Boards Journal, and has been interviewed for many leading educational publications. Recently, Elliott helped developed models for personal learning, which in testing increased successful completion of algebra from 33% to 71% versus traditional classroom instruction. His work is featured by HP at www.hp.com/makeitmatter
  • I am part of the HP Calculator team, working on the HP Prime graphing calculator. I taught mathematics for 20 years and have extensive experience in the professional development of teachers of mathematics. My area of interest is mathematics education; specifically, how technology affects the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
  • Mike is a passionate education advocate dedicated to helping schools design, build and deliver solutions that solve the complex instructional challenges that face K12 leaders every day. Mike is interested in working with individuals and organizations that share the same level of commitment to improving Instructional outcomes with and through the use of technology


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