Around the world, there are accomplished people dedicated to raising the quality of design of educational processes and materials.
ISSDE was formed to help this group work effectively as a coherent professional design and development community.
The goals of the Society are:
- improving the design and development process
- building a design community
- increasing our impact on educational practice
The Fellows are designers and project leaders with outstanding records, together with some representatives from government agencies and foundations that fund such work.
2013 ISDDE Prize – Call for Nominations
Lifetime Contribution to Design in Education
The 2013 Prize of $10,000 is offered for a substantial body of work, by an individual or a team, over a period of years that shows excellence in design for education in science or mathematics.
In awarding The Prize the judges will seek excellence in the art and science of design in education. The overriding criterion will be recognition of excellence by a wide range of designers and users.
Nominations are invited from Fellows, Members and Friends of ISDDE. Your initial nomination should concisely describe the range of work, what it has achieved and why you admire it. Please read the full call for nominations for more details.
Initial nominations should be sent by 1st June 2013.Read the full call for nominations
Opportunities and Challenges in Next Generation Standards
Article in AAAS Science magazine
You may be interested in this article, in the AAAS Science Magazine, discussing the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, following in the footsteps of the USA's Common Core State Standards for ELA and Mathematics. The authors include ISDDE Fellows Elizabeth Stage, Phil Daro and Harold Asturias.
Note: free AAAS registration required for access to this article. The AAAS/Sciencemag.org website is not operated by or affiliated with ISDDE.Link to article (at www.sciencemag.org)
2013 ISDDE Annual Conference
October 7th–10th 2013, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, USA
This year’s conference, Inspiring Design, was named for its dual meaning. We will gather to share the inspirations for our educational designs and the designs that inspire us. Drawing on inspiration from within and outside the educational field, we will explore multiple avenues towards inspiration and the innovative designs it catalyzes.
The conference will take place from October 7-10, 2013 in Berkeley, California, USA. The venue for the conference will be the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Situated atop the hills overlooking the UC Berkeley Campus and the San Francisco Bay, the Lawrence Hall of Science is a picturesque and fitting venue for the focus of this conference. The conference will draw upon the intellectual, experiential, collaborative, and aesthetic opportunities for inspiration afforded by this location and the region it is a part of.Visit the conference website for full details
2014 ISDDE Annual Conference
Cambridge, UK, Week beginning 2th September 2014
The 2014 conference will be hosted in Cambridge, UK by NRICH. More details will appear later.
ISDDE 2012 Prize Winner - Jacqueline Barber
At the recent ISDDE conference in Utrecht it was announced that ths year's ISDDE Prize for Excellence in Educational Design has been awarded to Jacqueline Barber for her work on Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, a curriculum for Grades 2 through 5, that integrates science and literacy to provide access to deep science knowledge, academic language, and powerful skills and strategies in both literacy and science.
Jacqueline Barber Currently she serves as the Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science and Director of its Curriculum Center.Read or download the full citation…
Educational Designer Issue 5
Special Issue on Summative Assessment
The July 2012 issue of the ISDDE’s free online journal Educational Designer is now available. This issue features the report from the ISDDE Working Group on Policy and Assessment and complementary articles from Betsy Taleporos, Daniel Pead, Malcolm Swan and Hugh Burkhardt.
2012 ISDDE Annual Conference
September 11th-13th 2012, University of Utrecht
The Eighth International ISDDE conference took place at the Faculty Club, University of Utrecht, Netherlands on September 11th-13th 2012 . The conference was be chaired by Peter Boon and co-chaired by Frans van Galen, and the theme was “Unpacking Design Processes”
Applying for Membership and Fellowship
We have clarified the criteria and procedures for becoming a Member or Fellow, and updated the constitution accordingly.
ISDDE 2011 Prize Winner - Jan de Lange
Congratulations to Jan de Lange, former director of the Freudenthal institute, who has been awarded the 2011 ISDDE Prize. This year's $10 000 prize was offered for a substantial body of work, by an individual or a team, over a period of years that shows excellence in design for education in science or mathematics.
Jan is an exceptional designer. He has a flair for finding fresh, beautiful, original, contexts for students and shows humour in communicating them. He emphasises the importance of visualization and 'slow" step by step progression in designs.
For further information:
Contact the Secretary: Daniel.Pead@Nottingham.ac.uk
Updated 03 May 2013