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

Moving the conversation from “Learning about Apps” to “Learning (with apps, and…)"

It’s an exciting time for technology using educators, with an abundance of choices and apps. But before we get app-a-plexic (or app-athetic), let’s take a deep breath and remember that it all starts with “learning”. Here's my 3 Step framework for starting the conversation...

 

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Re-Imagining STEMx Education (part 2 - New Models of Learning & Teaching)

Re-Imagining STEMx Education (part 2)

New Approaches to Teaching & Learning for a High-Tech World

 

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In Part 1, I described why we need to re-imagine STEMx teaching and learning. Now, let me share some interesting new models that have emerged from the HP Catalyst Initiative...

Re-Imagining STEMx Education (part 1 - Why this matters)

Re-Imagining STEMx Education

New Approaches to Teaching & Learning for a High-Tech World

 

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Education systems around the world are placing a growing emphasis on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs and curricula. The siren calls of “innovation” and “workforce competitiveness” are often the engine behind the drive, accompanied by the call for “21st century skills”. But are we fully considering the future into which our students will be graduating? Are we giving our students the experiences they need to be ready for the high-tech world of work and global citizenship?...

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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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