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

Engage your STEM(+) students - a guide to free HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses for educators

Looking for ways to bring the excitement of science, technology, engineering, math, and more to your STEM(+) classroom? The HP Catalyst Academy now offers over 30 amazing (and free!) online mini-courses designed for teachers, by teachers.


Not sure where to start? Try the new "Guide to HP Catalyst Academy Mini-Courses" to help you find the "professional development" experience that's just right for you...



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Constructing Kenya - a US / Kenya university collaboration

Nearly two years ago I shared how mobile technology was bringing rural schools in Kenya into the 21st centuryIt created a learning experience that was not possible before – and the story didn't end there...




2 New (free!) Online Mini-Courses for STEM(+) Teachers!

Want to introduce your students to the “essence of engineering design”? These two new mini-courses from the HP Catalyst Academy for teachers will help you put the "E" in STEM(+)…



STEMxCON Brings Educators Together from Across the World!



More than 3700 educators from 108 countries attended STEMxCON, the world’s first Massively Open Online Conference for STEM Educators. One participant even called it “Professional Development in my PJ's”.


Read more and find out how to access the archives...



STEMxCON so far: WOW! - and 10 more hours to go!




What a wonderful whirlwind! The STEMxCon non-stop online conference for STEM educators has been amazing/fascinating/exhausting/inspiring. If you haven’t dropped by for a live session yet, you have another 10 hours (closing keynote is 5pm Pacific today, 21 Sept) – or you can watch the recordings.


But I have to say, it’s the MOST fun when you can interact directly with these amazing educators. Here are my thoughts so far…



(screenshot from Randy Musallam's keynote, Explore-Flip-Apply: A Pedagogy First Approach to Reverse Instruction)

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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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