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+Chad Dorsey describes the cutting edge of STEM educational technology, including new initiatives and whole new fields of natural input, AI, the Internet of Things, and virtual reality. 
At the Concord Consortium, we're always on the cutting edge of STEM educational technology. Sometimes that cutting edge feels razor sharp. This is one of those times. We are very close to seeing current capabilities and long-term potential converge in ways that will radically open up the technology landscape and accelerate the development of an immense range of activities.
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We are excited to present at AERA and invite you to join us! Concord Consortium President Chad Dorsey chairs a symposium on modeling and visualizing student learning of science and engineering practices. Chief Learning Scientist Janet Kolodner chairs a poster session on connecting learners to place and personal experience with technology. And Bill Finzer shares student interactions with CODAP in a symposium on student thinking, learning, and inquiry.
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Explore free, classroom-tested secondary school curriculum on climate change, freshwater sustainability, air pollution, land use, and hydraulic fracturing while exploring uncertainty as part of scientific argumentation. Join us for "High-Adventure Science: Free Simulations Exploring Earth's Systems and Sustainability" at NSTA.
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Heading to Nashville for the National Science Teachers Association conference? Join us at one or all ten of our presentations! Get free NGSS-focused physical science assessment tasks; explore a free, classroom-tested secondary school curriculum on climate change, freshwater sustainability, air pollution, land use, and hydraulic fracturing; discover how to improve elementary school student conceptual understanding through visualizations; learn about a free online app that helps users make decisions about local watershed issues; experience data visualization activities using free online software; and more!
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Water is the most important resource we have on Earth. For World Water Day we’d like to highlight two of our projects helping students investigate local water resources through models, hands-on science and engineering activities. Learn more about the ”Teaching Environmental Sustainability: Model My Watershed” project at http://concord.org/projects/teaching-environmental-sustainability, and the “Supporting Collaborative Inquiry, Engineering, and Career Exploration with Water” (Water SCIENCE) project at http://concord.org/projects/water-science. Both projects are funded by the National Science Foundation.
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We always knew our developers’ code was a thing of beauty, but this is a whole new level. This visualization was created by Codeology, an open-source project that reimagines code by bringing it to life visually.
Codeology is an open-source project that reimagines how code is seen and understood
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Our Spring 2016 @Concord is now available. In the feature article, learn about gesture-based approaches to interacting with simulations. Also, discover how a robot can help students write better scientific argument; support secondary students with new systems dynamics modeling tool; and learn about the challenge of an open-ended engineering design challenge. Plus, get code to create multi-user activities.
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Join Chad Dorsey for “Accelerating Conceptual Understanding in K–5 Science Through Technology” at NSTA to learn how to improve student conceptual understanding through the visualization that technology can offer in elementary classrooms.
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Wake up early in Nashville at the National Science Teachers Association conference, and explore classroom-based approaches for using NGSS-focused physical science assessment tasks to support students’ progress toward meeting middle grades NGSS performance expectations. "Strategies for Using NGSS-Focused Physical Science Assessment Tasks Formatively in Classrooms" starts at 8 am!
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We are excited to announce that the Concord Consortium’s High-Adventure Science modules are now available on the National Geographic Education website, thanks to a National Science Foundation-funded partnership with National Geographic Education.
We are excited to announce that the Concord Consortium's High-Adventure Science modules are now available on the National Geographic Education website, thanks
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Make a difference in a young person’s life! We’re looking for enthusiastic professionals and graduate students with experience in biology, genetics, and/or biotech in the Boston area willing to help middle school students at @East End House learn more about genetics and related careers. Learn more about being a GeniConnect coach.
Interested in helping middle school students in the Boston area learn genetics through a cool computer game? Read on and sign up! What is the GeniConnect project?
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Congrats to our colleague Sherry Hsi and her kids’ awesome Robot Petting Zoo (RPZ) which is a finalist in the InfyMakers competition! Watch the video for footage of the robot zoo.
The Robot Petting Zoo (RPZ) program engages students and educators in friendly making, coding, and design with a creative twist on the traditional hackathon. During an RPZ Makeathon, students create an animatronic animal while learning empathic design thinking, teamwork, and engineering using ...
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Revolutionary Digital Learning for Science, Math, and Engineering
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We're a nonprofit educational research and development organization based in Concord, Massachusetts. Our pioneering work brings the promise of technology into a reality for education in science, math and engineering.

We have a diverse group of innovators who are truly amazing. They are collaborative, creative, and fully dedicated to our core mission. And they combine bucketloads of disciplinary knowledge, educational experience, and technological expertise in marvelous ways, all in the name of showing educational technology's true potential to the world.

Our mission is to stimulate large-scale, technology-based improvements in teaching and learning. Education is the single most important investment a society can make in its future. Quality education is essential to help people everywhere realize their full potential. But education needs enormous changes if it is to deliver on this promise. Its huge size, vested interests, and outmoded traditions prevent change.
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