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.
2016 ISDDE Prize - Call for Nominations
The 2016 Prize of US$5,000 celebrates an individual product or project that shows excellence in design for education in science or mathematics. Nominations are now invited from Fellows and friends of ISDDE. Closing date for initial nominations is June 15 2016
2016 ISDDE Annual Conference - Utrecht, Netherlands
Infrastructuring the Design Continuum
The ISDDE'16 conference will take place from September 19-22, 2016 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It will be hosted by the Netherlands National Institute of Curriculum Development (SLO). The conference draws upon the intellectual, experiential, collaborative, and aesthetic opportunities for inspiration afforded by this location and the region.
The theme, Infrastructuring the Design Continuum, refers to designer efforts to develop and implement the human and material resources required for supporting education in and across various system levels.
Registration is now open - visit https://sites.google.com/site/isdde2016/
2015 ISDDE Prize - Sol Garfunkel of COMAP
Lifetime Achievement in Educational Design
The International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE) has awarded the prestigious 2015 ISDDE Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Educational Design worth $10,000 to Solomon Garfunkel, Director of the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) in Bedford, Massachusetts.
The unifying theme in Garfunkel’s work has been the teaching of mathematics through mathematical modeling of real world situations – the message has always been that math is important, useful and interesting and the COMAP designed resources reflect that philosophy.
Educational Designer Issue 8
New issue available
The October 2015 issue of the ISDDE’s free online journal Educational Designer is now available. This issue's articles are:
- Leslie Dietiker: Shaping Mathematics into Compelling Stories
- Colin Foster: The Convergent/Divergent Model
- Jacqueline Barber: How to Design for Breakthrough
The ISDDE Communications committee created an ISDDE Newsletter, containing announcements, news and other short articles of interest to ISDDE fellows and members. Fellows and members should already have received their copy by email, but the latest newsletter (and back-issues, when we have some) can always be reached from this website.
If you have any feedback, or suggestions for future articles, please contact the editor of the newsletter Will Morony.
2014 ISDDE Prize – Christine Cunningham, Boston Museum of Science
Engineering is Elementary
The 2014 Prize of $10,000 was for “excellence in design for education in science or mathematics”. On October 1st, at the 2014 ISDDE conference in Cambridge, England, the prize was awarded to Dr. Christine Cunningham for Engineering is Elementary®. EiE® has moved the field of educational design forward by providing proof of concept that even young children in ordinary classrooms can learn to love engineering. The EiE project, developed by a team at Museum of Science, Boston’s National Center for Technological Literacy®, led by Dr. Cunningham,, has reached over 6 million children and over 68,000 teachers across the United States.
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)
Applying for Membership and Fellowship
We have clarified the criteria and procedures for becoming a Member or Fellow, and updated the constitution accordingly.
For further information:
Contact the Secretary: Daniel.Pead@Nottingham.ac.uk
Updated 6 May 2016