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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...

 

 

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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(+)…

 

 

#Edtech Trends & Challenges: The NMC Horizon Report - K12 Edition, now available!

This is an exciting time to be an educator, but the array of existing and emerging technologies can be overwhelming to track and challenging to plan for. Enter the Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium that helps education leaders see what's possible - and what's coming...

 

Designing for Online Learning: My Story

The exponential interest in online learning and the launch of our new HP Catalyst Academy for STEMx Teachers has me thinking about my own experience teaching online. What makes it work?

 

 

Scaling Innovations in STEMx Education – Big Ideas from the HP Catalyst Summit

It’s amazing what happens when educators from around the world get together to share and collaborate. The 2013 Catalyst Summit is yet another example…

 

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New OECD Case Study: Sparking Innovation in STEM Education with Technology and Collaboration

A newly released case study examines the emerging STEMx education innovations and the impact of international collaboration among the educators participating in the first two years of the HP Catalyst Initiative...

 

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Re-Engaging Students using Virtual World Simulations

Learning in “simulated worlds” is not a new idea – but the HP Catalyst team at City Academy in Norwich (UK) has a new approach… and some fascinating insights about its impact on at-risk students…

 

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About the Author
  • 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.