Empowered educators create confident, lifelong STEM learners
BOSTON, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EiE®the science museum, from boston award-winning curriculum division, is thrilled to announce a partnership with LINC: The Learning Innovation Catalyst to launch an all-new Professional Development (PD) offering that builds educators’ confidence and competence in teaching computer science. PD Library leverages LINC’s next-generation virtual coaching and professional learning platform to deliver a personalized online professional learning experience that accelerates educators’ readiness to teach EiEs Computer essentials study programme.
LINC’s research-based platform, LINCspring, supports equitable, student-centered professional learning globally through its unique and personalized approach to professional development. Built on a research-based transformational learning model developed by Stanford researcher dr. Arnetha’s BulletLINCspring supports teaching best practices, fosters Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and helps educators develop student-centered learning.
“We are thrilled to partner with LINC to bring our new Asynchronous Computing course to elementary school teachers,” said EiE VP, STEM Products & Services, Heather Gunsallus. “I have seen with my own eyes how the LINCspring platform creates an environment that fosters learner engagement, engagement and success by fostering teacher innovation. The combination of the Computer Science curriculum and of EiE professional development with LINC’s powerful learning platform provides an unparalleled opportunity for elementary educators.”
Computer essentials PD Library helps educators understand and experiment with the structure and instructional design of EiE units in an interactive, self-paced experience. Through a series of 60-90 minute learning cycles, educators explore Computer essentials units using LINC’s proven Spark—Reflect—Tinker—Grow learning model. With a combination of video, text, interactive questions, and guided planning handouts, educators practice and develop essential skills to facilitate high-quality computer science education in their classrooms.
“The LINC team couldn’t be happier with our partnership with EiE, Museum of Science,” said Jason Green, co-CEO of LINC. “Through our shared work, we will impact thousands of classrooms by supporting the professional learning of elementary educators as they deliver critical STEM experiences. The combination of the award-winning LINCspring transformational learning platform with the innovative EiE program is a strategic and impactful partnership that will significantly advance STEM learning for children.”
EiE®the Science Museum’s award-winning curriculum division, Boston, develops research-based, classroom-tested programs that empower children to become lifelong STEM learners and passionate problem solvers. Since 2003, EiE has designed PreK–8 programs to encourage all children, including those from underrepresented groups, to see themselves as engineers. EiE’s flexible print, online, and blended programs bring together engineering, science, and computer science to prepare today’s students for a fast-paced, global, and cutting-edge future. Learn more at www.eie.org.
The Learning Innovation Catalyst (LINC) is a leading provider of professional learning for educators, serving 34 U.S. states and 13 countries. Based on more than 20 years of research from Stanford University, we help educators develop the skills and instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Through LINCspring, our virtual professional learning experience, educators benefit from innovative and personalized professional learning, access to hundreds of workshops (streamed and recorded), and expert coaching.
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SOURCE The Science Museum