SLIDER Partnerships

National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12
http://www.nsf.gov

The Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) program seeks to enable significant advances in student and teacher learning of the STEM disciplines. Projects funded under this solicitation begin with a research question or hypothesis about how to improve preK-12 STEM learning and teaching and then develop, implement, and study effects of innovative educational resources, models, or technologies.

CETL - Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
http://www.cetl.gatech.edu

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning originated in 1986 as a result of a faculty committee’s deliberations. CETL has primarily served as a faculty development center, assisting faculty in their teaching skills through improved lecturing; and through administering the Institute Course/Instructor Opinion Survey (CIOS). Through generous support of several alumni classes, the Center has been able to run a number of specialized programs for junior faculty and graduate teaching assistants; and was honored with the prestigious TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award in 1999 in large part due to this alumni support. As we enter a new century, the increased expectation for technology in education is creating new challenges for our faculty. These challenges in turn create opportunities for CETL to help Georgia Tech’s instructional quality stay at the high level that has earned it its world reputation.

Georgia Tech Schools of Psychology
Problem Solving and Educational Technology Lab

http://www.psychology.gatech.edu/probsolvelab/

Located in the School of Psychology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Problem Solving and Educational Technology (PSET) Lab brings together a diverse group of faculty and students interested in an equally diverse range of topics. Students in the PSET Lab, under the direction of Dr. Richard Catrambone, are currently examining a range of problem solving and human-computer interaction issues.

Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
at Georgia Tech and Emory University

http://www.bme.gatech.edu/

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University was created jointly by the Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering. As such, we offer the best of both internationally renowned institutions. We are united by our dedication to improving the health and wellbeing of all by fostering the next generation of leaders in biomedical engineering worldwide. We are highly collaborative, interdisciplinary innovators in basic and translational research and education. We are far-sighted educators, dedicated to creating biomedical engineers equipped for success today and in the future, across all realms of the burgeoning field.

Georgia Department of Education
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems. We also provide education-related information to students, parents, teachers, educational staff, government officials, and the media. We hope this information will help answer people’s questions, empower them with resources, and allow them to navigate the state’s educational infrastructure with a minimum of difficulty.