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HP Catalyst Academy
The HP Catalyst Academy is designed to help busy teachers seeking new ways to engage their students in STEM+ subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related subjects).
The Academy offers a wide variety of STEM+ topics offered as online workshops, mini-courses, or ”massive open online courses” (MOOC’s) that are fun, practical, and engaging.
Courses are developed by HP Catalyst Academy Fellows from many organizations around the world. Each organization receives an HP grant of $16,000 to support each HP Catalyst Academy Fellow developing a new mini-course.
Topics include “Helping students solve community challenges through app design” (offered by AppsforGood.org), “Game Design for Learning” (offered by LearningGamesNetwork.org), “Using Remote Science Labs” (offered by Northwestern University) and more.
Our long-term goal is to reach hundreds of thousands of teachers around the world.
Sign up for free Catalyst Academy courses!
- HP Catalyst Academy – New Grant Recipients
Each of the following organizations received an HP grant of $16,000 to develop a new HP Catalyst Academy mini-course.
Peer 2 Peer University Inc. (San Francisco, CA, USA): Choose Your Own Learning Adventure
CSEV, Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (Madrid, Spain): Mobile app design without programming
Digital Wish (Manchester, VT, USA): Mobile Curriculum Building Hack-a-Thon
The Blake School (Hopkins, MN, USA): Stereotype Threat: The Key to Eliminating Invisible Barriers to Success in STEM+
New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ, USA): The Sound of Science: Making Audio for STEM+
Learning Links Foundation (Delhi, India):
• Rural problems (Issues), STEM+ solutions and conversations
• Cultivating creativity and innovation (the CCI course) – Creating an ICT-enabled transformational learning environment
Polar Bears International (Bozeman, MT, USA): Arctic Connections: Changing Ecosystems Around the World
Taking IT Global Youth Association (Toronto, Canada):
• Intercultural Understanding through Digital Exchanges
• DeforestACTION: Developing Earthwatchers in your Classroom
Good Shepherd Episcopal School (Dallas, TX, USA): Digitally Curious: Fostering Mathematical Curiosity in Technology-rich Learning Environments
University of the Western Cape (Bellville, South Africa): Teaching and learning of science through inquiry-based science learning centres
Saint Andrew's School (Boca Raton, FL, USA): Creating Social Entrepreneurs using the Design Cycle Engineering Model
California State University, Northridge (Northridge, CA, USA): Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS): Engaging students in Science and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards
STEM Team East (Cambridge, UK): Analysing Sporting Performance with GeoGebra
Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA, USA): Crash Course on Games (for Learning) and Game Design
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Madrid, Spain): Developing Mobile Augmented Reality Apps
Slide2learn (Allens Rivulet, Tasmania, Australia): Using Mobile Devices to turn students into citizen scientists
Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires, Argentina): GAME (Geogebra Application for Meaningful Education)
Agastya International Foundation (Bangalore, India): Building digital literacy in the hands-on science classroom
- HP Catalyst Academy – Current Mini Courses
TakingITGlobal (TIG): Challenge-based learning on climate change
Longwood Institute: Computational thinking in K-12 classrooms
Reach the World: Connecting students to their world
SUNY Empire State College: Exploring STEM competencies through e-portfolios
Carnegie Mellon University: Flipping your class: An analytics-based approach
The Learning Game Network (LGN): Game design for learning
Del Mar College: Geospatial tech for STEM+ learning
Apps for Good: Helping students change their world through app design
Colorado School of Mines: InkSurvey: Graphical response tool for real-time formative assessment
University of Bristol: Planning enriching ICT-mediated STEM+ experiences
Polar Bears International: Polar bears in a changing climate
Northwestern University: Remote labs
FabFoundation.org: STEM|FAB studio: A teachers' lounge for learning and making
University of Southern California: Thinking like an engineer: Teaching and learning pre-college engineering
The New Media Consortium (NMC): Applications of social media for STEM+ teaching
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- Education Innovation Fund