9 Highlights of 2012January 3rd, 2013 by Cynthia McIntyre
It was a great year for the Concord Consortium!
- We won a Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) Innovation Award!
- Next-Generation Molecular Workbench interactives starred in the MIT MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Introduction to Solid State Chemistry” through a new collaboration with edX.
- Chad Dorsey described our vision of deeply digital education at the national Cyberlearning Research Summit.
- Six new projects were funded by the National Science Foundation: InquirySpace, Understanding Sub-Microscopic Interactions, High-Adventure Science: Earth’s Systems and Sustainability, GeniVille, Graph Literacy, and Sensing Science.
- The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), a federally funded organization that scans educational research for high-quality studies, recognized our Technology Enhanced Elementary and Middle School Science (TEEMSS) software and materials.
- The Concord Consortium Collection was accessioned into the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).
- Our debut webcast featured Chad Dorsey, speaking about the scientific and engineering practices of the Next Generation Science Standards and our free, technology-based activities.
- We had two fabulous Google Summer of Code students.
- Our staff population increased by 10%, thanks to our new Software Portfolio and Project Manager Jen Goree, Web Developer Parker Morse, and Software Developer Tom Dyer, who just started (technically in 2013, but we’re so excited, we’ve included him on this 2012 list)!