HP Catalyst Summit 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil
For more than a decade, ISTE has partnered with HP’s Global and Social Innovation Sector. In April 2013, the ISTE team assisted in hosting the HP Catalyst Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, bringing together educators from 16 countries to focus on collaboration and innovation to improve STEMx education. View photos from the summit.
New in 2013, ISTE and the New Media Consortium (NMC) are working with HP to form the HP Catalyst Academy. This partnership takes a fresh approach to extending the work of the HP Catalyst project by providing free professional learning among STEMx (science, technology, engineering, math and all the other 21st century high-tech disciplines) educators via personalized and powerful mini-courses that inspire and transform teaching practices. The program will launch with 15 courses in June. Beginning in October 2013, the HP Catalyst Academy will extend to 40 free, online mini-courses. These courses will give teachers throughout the world opportunities to engage their students through NETS-enriched STEMx content. The initiative is an extension of the work that ISTE has led in the area of computational thinking as well as reinforcement of the important role that the NETS play in innovative, STEM-based learning.