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We are happy to announce that the following collaborative projects will receive funding through the Hewlett Foundation-funded SCORE Collaborative Pilot Program. We anticipate that these projects will benefit the wider SCORE Network and foster the development of sustainable solutions to issues pertinent to the Network:

 

Diverse Book Finder 

This project will strengthen the connection between two network entities, the Diverse BookFinder (DBF) and QUBES, to combine cyberinfrastructure, align metadata, and inform shared design decisions, in a manner that converges across disciplines, through the lens of equity and inclusion.  Specifically, this work will yield a set of metadata that can be used to enhance Social Emotional Learning/equity and inclusion at QUBES and across the SCORE Network. For more information, contact Krista Aronson, karonson@bates.edu


 

Math Modeling Hub (MMHub)

The Math Modeling Hub (MMHub) and CourseSource are partnering to develop and support a Math Modeling Writers’ Workshop, based on the CourseSource Writing Studio program, to generate a collection of high-quality publication-ready Open Education Resource (OER) materials for the MMHub.  The Writers’ Workshop will consist of nearly two dozen high school teachers, all with extensive history of successfully implementing mathematical modeling in the classroom, refining their materials and experiences for publication on the MMHub. Participants and conveners will begin sharing materials and professional development online in the weeks preceding the main workshop event, which will be realized in the form of a three-day intensive workshop that will be offered on ground at Clarkson University’s Beacon, NY campus (if conditions permit) or online this October.  For more information, contact Ben Galluzzo, bgalluzz@clarkson.edu



 

Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME)

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) and the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) will pilot an accessibility evaluation framework to support STEM faculty in evaluating whether the OER they find and create meet their campus accessibility requirements, and the needs of their learners. With design input from institution-level accessibility experts and STEM faculty, the project will result in a web-based toolkit that provides guiding questions and definitions for evaluating the accessibility of STEM OER, as well as checklists, professional learning supports and collaborative workflow practices needed to enable faculty-led curation of accessible STEM OER. In the long term, the project seeks to inform the identification of protocols and technology enabled workflows to facilitate effective sharing and discovery of OER within the SCORE Network and beyond—resulting in a greater body of accessibility-aligned OER for discovery and use by faculty and learners as resources are continuously evaluated, tagged, and shared. For more information contact Lisa Petrides, lisa@iskme.org

 

CourseSource

CourseSource publishes peer-reviewed articles that describe OER biology teaching activities and provide instructors with turn-key resources for evidence-based teaching. QUBESHub provides a cyberinfrastructure for scholarly collaboration, accessing computational software, and curating high-quality OER.  With this mini-grant, we will collaboratively develop a prototype of CourseSource articles on the QUBESHub platform. The long term goal is to create a sustainable integration of the services provided by two organizations with similar OER missions.  For more information contact Michelle Smith, mks274@cornell.edu


 

Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities in Differential Equations (SIMIODE)

This project will support the technical preparation for the transition and move of the SIMIODE HUBZero web Community of Practice into the broader community of gateways already in QUBES. SIMIODE is an NSF funded, non-profit organization, engaged in supporting faculty and students who wish to teach and learn differential equations, a pivotal mathematics course, through modeling with a number of rich resources devoted to mathematical modeling in the life sciences.  For more information contact Brian Winkel, BrianWinkel@simiode.org