Teaching, Learning & Technology
Sharing best practices from faculty around the world who are using technology to transform teaching and learning.

HP Catalyst Academy Announces New Awards!

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…



HP Catalyst Grants Transform STEM Education! ...Proposals Due May 12th

I am very thrilled to announce that HP is expanding its international Catalyst Initiative, and eligible education organizations are invited to apply for grants valued at more than $150,000 (USD).  


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Proposals are due May 12th, so here’s what you need to know…


HP Catalyst Initiative: A Fresh Approach to STEM+ Education

I am VERY excited - more than 35 amazing education institutions from 11 countries have been awarded HP Catalyst grants to explore innovations in STEM learning and teaching. But this time, our grant-making is emphasizing global collaboration among institutions, educators, and students…

HP Catalyst Grant Applicant Webinar - today's Q&A archive now online

Are you applying for an HP Catalyst grant, but you missed today's "applicant webinar"? No problem! The team at ISTE.org have posted the recording for your convenience...

HP Catalyst Initiative video (Grant Proposal Deadline 9 August)

It has been an exciting summer, and with the deadline for the HP Catalyst Initiative fast approaching, it’s going to get even more exciting. If you are working on a proposal, or if you’d like learn how we’ve designed this initiative to be a “catalyst” for innovations in STEM teaching and learning, I’ve embedded two short presentations below…
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  • 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.
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