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The EdLab Group is a dynamic organization dedicated to educational innovation, developing and implementing programs and projects that create meaningful and widespread impact. We deliver programs statewide, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our staff have expertise in managing and scaling up large projects that include professional development for educators, informal educational experiences for youth, and exemplary practice dissemination for practitioners.
The EdLab Group would like to congratulate former staff member Dr. Les Foltos on the publication of his first book, “Peer Coaching: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration.” Les worked for the EdLab Group from 2001 – 2010 and created the Peer Coaching program which trains school based peer coaches to help their colleagues integrate technology into their classroom activities. Microsoft partnered with the EdLab Group for several years to expand the Peer Coaching program to over 40 countries. His book explores how peer coaching makes a difference, how coaching relationships are built, and why peer coaching should focus on adapting teaching methods to the technological future of education. Peer Coaching: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration has received excellent reviews from multiple experts in the education field. Currently, Les is the Director of Educational Innovation at Peer-Ed, an educational consulting firm. Congratulations, Les!
During National Mentoring Month, the National Girls Collaborative Project and FabFems celebrated the contributions of all those who cultivate a supportive environment for the next generation. We recommitted to expanding mentorship opportunities across our networks, raised awareness of the FabFems Project, and celebrated our community of role models. Activities included highlighting a FabFem every day of the month on our Twitter and Facebook pages, sharing role modeling resources on our social media platforms, and hosting a webinar on January 9, “Ignite Girls’ Interest in STEM through Role Models: Stories & Strategies from the NGCP’s FabFems Project.” Visit this link for a recap of the mentors highlighted throughout the month.
After 15 years of providing innovative programming and capacity building services, the EdLab Group is reflecting on our work and impact. In the past five years alone we have served over 4,600 organizations throughout the United States, providing professional development, disseminating exemplary practices and STEM curriculum, offering collaboration training, conducting program evaluations, and implementing grant-funded projects. Ultimately, the work we do with other non-profit organizations, schools, universities, and industry partners impacts youth. To date, our programs and initiatives have impacted nearly 13 million youth, many of them underrepresented and underserved, with programming, resources, and educational experiences. We have created this infographic to provide a visual display of our work and acknowledge the many organizations we have partnered with throughout the years. Thank you for your continued support of our work and programs.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 9-15, provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of computing, the richness of computing careers, and the critical need for computer science (CS) education. CSEdWeek is a call to action to inspire students and colleagues about CS education, to employ new and better strategies for engagement, and to connect with the broader community about the need for and value of CS education. This year, CSEdWeek has teamed with Code.org to offer the Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. Check out a variety of self-guided tutorials that anybody can do, on a browser, tablet, or smartphone. The website also features unplugged tutorials for classrooms without computers. No experience needed.