Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Children & Youth, Technology

Location: 300 W Morgan St Ste 1150 Durham NC 27701 USA

Mission: Shodor''s mission: Improving math and science education through the effective use of modeling and simulation technologies - computational science.Established in Durham, NC in 1994, Shodor is a non profit organization serving students and educators. With an Internet presence producing nearly 3.5 million page views per month, Shodor has an international impact. While vested in improving our at-home work with NC students and educators, we maintain our commitment to improving math and science education in the U.S.Shodor is transforming learning through computational thinking.
Programs: For Educators...By partnering with schools, universities and civic organizations, Shodor offers innovative workshops helping faculty and teachers incorporate computational science into their own curricula or programs. This work is done primarily through its National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) http://www.computationalscience.org/ in partnership with TeraGrid, NCSA, and other NSF-funded initiatives. In addition, Shodor offers customized professional development workshops for groups of educators nationwide at reasonable rates.For Students...For students from middle school through undergraduate levels of education, Shodor offers workshops, apprenticeships, internships and off-site programs that explore new approaches to math and science education through computational science and offer training in some of the latest technology skills.SUCCEED WORKSHOPShttp://www.shodor.org/succeed/SUCCEED Workshops for middle school through high school students interested in math, science, and technology. These workshops are held at Shodor's offices in Durham. Support provided by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.SUCCEED APPRENTICESHIPShttp://www.shodor.org/succeed/apprenticeships/SUCCEED Apprenticeship Program An intensive two-year program funded by the National Science Foundation for high school students, training them in technology skills while exploring math and science concepts. INTERNSHIPShttp://www.shodor.org/mentorcenter/Internships at Shodor's offices in Durham are offered to selected high school and college students with experience and interests in graphics, network/systems administration, programming, teaching, math or science. PATHWAYS TO CYBERINFRASTRUCTUREThrough the Pathways to CyberInfrastructure project, we help organizations to incorporate Shodor's interactive math and science activities into their existing programs for youth.Online Education Tools...Shodor's free online education tools are used by educators and students alike. These tools offer:- innovative interactive approaches to teaching and learninG math and science concepts;- guidelines and discussion points for both the learner and instructor; and- a nice fit into a variety of curriculum programs.COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION REFERENCE DESKcserd.nsdl.orgShodor is one of 11 institutions nationally charged with providing the scientific content for the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). Shodor develops and maintains CSERD as a peer reviewed resource in computational science education.INTERACTIVATEshodor.org/interactivateThis is a popular set of interactive math and science education materials geared for grades 3 -12, including lesson plans, discussions and activities.MASTER TOOLSShodor.org/masterOnline software for mathematical and scientific modeling. These are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. SUCCEED CURRICULUMShodor.org/succeed/curriculumA collection of activities and lesson plans adapted from Shodor?s own workshops that incorporate computational elements into math and science explorations.LEARNING DISABILITY PROGRAMS:BRAILLEbrl.orgProviding educators, parents, future and current braille transcribers, and other interested persons with the knowledge to create Grade 2 braille documents using one or several braille writing devices. DEAF STEMShodor.org/succeedhiOnline lessons and activities with corresponding sign language video for hearing impaired students and their instructors.

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Shodor Education Foundation is the work of Dr. Robert M. Panoff. Bob has dedicated his life to education and mentoring in the sciences. He is an award winning physicist as well as a highly regarded educator. Shodor is built on the premise that doing good is a fulfilling career path. Housed in Durham, NC, Shodor is a world-wide operation as well as providing educational services for Durham kids. It has produced highly recognized online tools for education. Recently, the Shodor site for its Interactive product had 4,000,000 hits.

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my own teaching and in talking with faculty around the country. Shodor is well-known.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

would be 100 times more effective

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2010-5-01

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