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Thursday, November 12 • 10:30am - 10:55am
Open Education STEM Initiative between Cambodian and USA Partners

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This talk highlights the Open Education STEM initiative between Cambodia and US partners. The initiative is helping provide a better future for Cambodian youth, making STEM education more accessible, affordable, equitable, and inclusive. The talk will describe the importance of contributions by diverse voices, including formal and informal educational institutions, international development agencies, businesses, and community groups. Together they contributed to the development and implementation of open education resources that match the Cambodian context, used in both formal and informal settings. Highlights will include:
1. Specific contributions from diverse partners: The Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; USAID; Carnegie Science Center; the Cambodian science museum, Kids City; University Professors in the USA, Wolfram Research, and Vernier.
2. The design of open education, student-centered, STEM resources for blended instruction in Cambodia. Differentiaton and computation thinking are significant factors in design.
3. The implementation of open education STEM resources, including teacher training and student curriculum.
4. Review of the impact of the open educational resources on skills and knowledge, accessibility, affordability, equity, and inclusivity.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Prammer

Katherine Prammer

International Advisor, Cambodian Mathematical Society
I work in Cambodia with the National Institute of Education and the New Generation Pedagogical Research Center, both under the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport. With a background of a PhD in Biophysics, a BA in Chemistry, and Professional Teaching Certification in... Read More →
avatar for Linus Anaka

Linus Anaka

Director, Lanaka Publications
avatar for Dr Chan Roath

Dr Chan Roath

Center Manger, New Generation School Training Center


Thursday November 12, 2020 10:30am - 10:55am EST
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