About Us

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, with the support of the National Science Foundation, were the hosts and organizers of the November 9th Forum on “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” held in Washington D.C.  Led by EDC’s STEM Learning & Research Center (STELAR), the forum was collaboratively developed by STELAR, the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) and the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE).

Education Development Center, Inc. 
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. EDC is committed to education that builds knowledge and skill, makes possible a deeper understanding of the world, and engages learners as active, problem-solving participants.  Our expertise in learning and teaching begins with confronting challenges collaboratively and creating solutions that sustain meaningful change.

SRI International
SRI works on some of the world’s most important problems, collaborating across technical disciplines to spark new ideas and solutions. SRI’s research and innovations have led to new industries and products that impact people’s lives every day—from the computer mouse and interactive computing to medical ultrasound, cancer drugs, and much more. SRI moves research and development (R&D) from the laboratory to the marketplace to create high value and real innovation.

Session Chairs

(listed in order of appearance on the agenda)

Pillai_0167Sarita Pillai, Education Development Center, Inc.
Opening RemarksEnvisioning STEM SchoolsInstructional Materials for Ambitious STEM Teaching and Learning
Sarita Pillai has extensive expertise in managing national resource centers, providing technical assistance, building and sustaining communities of practice, and developing powerful technology-based resources. She is the Principal Investigator of the NSF’s STEM Learning and Research Center at EDC and co-PI of the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL).

JuneMarkJune Mark, Education Development Center, Inc.
Learning Across Contexts: Rethinking Time and Space for Teaching and Learning
June Mark leads R&D related to mathematics teacher professional development, instructional design, and curriculum implementation. Her research interests include identifying systems and supports to ensure all students access quality mathematics learning experiences, building resources to support the learning of teachers and district mathematics leaders, and understanding and supporting high-quality instructional materials implementation.

McCulloch2Catherine McCulloch, Education Development Center, Inc.
Learning Across Contexts: Rethinking Time and Space for Teaching and Learning
Catherine McCulloch has extensive expertise in formal and informal education, instructional design, professional development, and capacity-building to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and teaching. As co-principal investigator of (CADRE)—a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported resource network—she is advancing the work of STEM researchers and developers from NSF’s DR K–12 program.

ParkerWebCarrie Parker, Education Development Center, Inc.
STEM Research Experiences for TeachersSchools as Part of Smart and Connected Communities
Carrie Parker leads research that examines a wide range of education reform issues including educational equity, technology integration, and strategies to enhance STEM learning and teaching. Many of her studies focus on identifying opportunity gaps and barriers to achievement for all students, particularly English learners and students with disabilities.

marianne-bakia_mp_310x226Marianne Bakia, SRI Education
Cyberenabled, Collaborative Learning Environments: Rethinking Time and Space for STEM Teaching and Learning
Marianne Bakia, Ph.D., is a program director for SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning. She leads educational technology research and development projects in the United States and abroad, in both K12 and higher education. She also manages CTL’s office in Washington, D.C. Bakia was trained as an economist specializing in education policy, and her work focused on blending qualitative and quantitative data to identify ways to support at-risk students in online and blended environments.

Jeremy_RoschelleJeremy Roschelle, SRI Education
Peers, Mentors, and Messaging: Broadening Participation in STEM,
Closing RemarksJeremy Roschelle specializes in the development of technology-enhanced interventions to enhance learning of STEM, learning sciences-based research on STEM, and the management of large-scale multi-institutional research and evaluation projects in his role as co-director of the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International. Roschelle was also a presenter in the Instructional Materials for Ambitious STEM Teaching and Learning session.
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GriffithsRebecca Griffiths, SRI Education
Assistive Technologies for Learning: Broadening Participation in STEM
Rebecca Griffiths is a senior researcher in SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning. She specializes in blending qualitative and quantitative methods to understand the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of technology-enhanced instruction in postsecondary education. Her work also examines organizational and systemic facilitators and obstacles to adoption of educational technologies.

MalynSmith copyJoyce Malyn-Smith, Education Development Center, Inc.
Developing Tomorrow’s Cyber Workforce: Broadening Participation in STEM
Joyce Malyn-Smith, Ed.D., is the principal investigator for the NSF-funded STEM+C project, partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to integrate computational thinking into K-6 curriculum in Massachusetts. She leads a 20+ year body of work at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), focusing on STEM career and workforce development. Malyn-Smith was also a presenter in the Advancing STEM + Computing in K-12 Education

Photo_Jessica_MislevyJessica Mislevy, SRI Education
Engaging Students in Authentic STEM Discovery and Innovation
Jessica Mislevy, Ph.D., is a senior researcher with SRI Education’s Center for Technology in Learning, where she studies highly innovative teaching and learning approaches that use advanced technology in STEM. With a background in quantitative methods, evaluation design, and survey methodology, she specializes in mixed-methods research and evaluation.
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HarrisChristopher Harris, SRI Education
Partnerships for Pathways to STEM Workforce
Christopher Harris is a senior researcher in science education within the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International. His research focuses on designing and studying instructional innovations that support science teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms and informal settings. He leads large-scale multiyear, multi-institutional research, development, and evaluation projects and has been involved in developing scalable approaches to address the Next Generation Science Standards through curricula and instructionally supportive assessments that help teachers make learning accessible for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

bernadetteBernadette Sibuma, Education Development Center, Inc.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Schools

Bernadette Sibuma is a researcher and evaluator in the Learning and Teaching Division at the Education Development Center, Inc.  Her interests include how we can enhance science and mathematics (STEM) learning using technology, and how interface designs affect perception, cognition, and learning. She has authored publications on engagement in online student-centered learning environments.

Barbara_MeansBarbara Means, SRI Education
Advancing STEM + Computing in K-12 Education
Barbara Means studies efforts to revitalize schools and classrooms by supporting deeper learning. Currently, she leads a multi-state longitudinal study of the effectiveness of inclusive STEM high schools seeking to prepare students from groups underrepresented in STEM for STEM college majors. Means was also a presenter in the Envisioning STEM Schools plenary.

Graphic Recording

Graphic recording (hand drawn words and imagery) for the Forum was provided by Crowley & Co.  The recorder captured key messages and core issues and provided real-time synthesis of the information being shared throughout the day.