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The HP Catalyst Academy is a fresh approach to professional development that will accelerate professional learning among STEMx educators, providing personalized and powerful learning experiences that inspire and transform teaching practices: http://catalyst-academy.org/.

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  • Today the world faces serious challenges—such as responsibly meeting the needs of a fast-growing population, addressing the effects of climate change, advancing global health solutions, and improving literacy and economic stability. But it’s also a time of unprecedented possibility, creativity, and innovation. As one of the world’s largest technology companies, with operations in more than 170 countries, we are in a unique position to solve environmental and social challenges by uniting the power of people and technology.  At HP, we improve lives and business every day by focusing the collective power of our people, portfolio, and partnerships where we can have the greatest impact—environment, health, education, and community.  
  • HP Catalyst is an international network of educators exploring the future of STEMx education The STEMx acronym represents key 21st century disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, math … and x = the 20+ missing letters in the acronym, like computer science and key 21st century skills like communication and “global fluency”
  • The original HP Catalyst network extends across 56 funded organizations in 15 countries.Their projects have impacted at least 130,000 students in grades 6-16 (lower secondary to undergraduate tertiary level education)
  • So while the HP Catalyst Initiative has been successful in being a “catalyst” for innovations in education, the challenge of “scale” remain. The demand for high quality STEMx teachers is outpacing the existing teacher training systems, and teachers remain a critical factor in scaling innovations._____________________________________US Data Examples:“In K-12 education, those who teach science, technology, engineering and math subjects (often called STEM teachers) should see the greatest demand. Estimated job growth through 2018: 13% (K-12 teachers), 15% (adult 23% (instructional technology professionals)…” From “5 Great Jobs Likely to Remain in Demand through 2018”, US News & World Report 2012 http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/5-great-jobs-likely-to-remain-in-demand-through-20_12081.aspx#.UWb5TbVeZ8EWhitehouse 100Kin10 http://www.100kin10.org/US: Only 52 percent of high school mathematics teachers and 61 percent of high school science teachers hold a major in the disciplines they teach, according to a February 2013 report from Horizon Research
  • The HP Catalyst Academy is a professional learning network for teachers and faculty who are working with students in grades 6 (lower secondary) up to the undergraduate tertiary level.It’s a new approach that fills gap left by existing models of “professional development” by offering a variety of online mini-courses from a network of host organizations – and it provides a new type of professional recognition through digital badges.
  • To do this, are working with our key partners at the New Media Consortium and the International Society for Technology in Education…
  • Educators who subscribe to the HP Catalyst Academy will be referred out to qualified organizations offering specialized online learning opportunities; the online mini-courses or workshops will be hosted by a variety of organizations on a variety of platforms.
  • …and there will also be a variety of topics. The first 15 mini-courses include topics such as digital fabrication, social media for STEMx, how to Flip your STEMX classroom, environmental science in action, and more! The first mini-courses are planned to be available starting June 2013.
  • HP Catalyst is an international network of educators exploring the future of STEMx education The STEMx acronym represents key 21st century disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, math … and x = the 20+ missing letters in the acronym, like computer science and key 21st century skills like communication and “global fluency”
  • HP Catalyst is an international network of educators exploring the future of STEMx education The STEMx acronym represents key 21st century disciplines such as science, technology, engineering, math … and x = the 20+ missing letters in the acronym, like computer science and key 21st century skills like communication and “global fluency”
  • The HP Catalyst Academy offers professional recognition through an open-badging platform. Each mini-course offers progress badges, and the HP Catalyst Academy itself recognizes their accomplishments as well. While formal “credits” are not being offered at this time, printed recognition will be available for downloading and sharing with school administrators as needed.
  • New HP Catalyst Academy offers free mini-courses for busy STEMx educators  The new HP Catalyst Academy for STEMx teachers provides a fresh approach to professional learning for busy educators around the globe. Free online mini-courses, designed by innovative educators known as HP Catalyst Academy Fellows, aim to inspire and transform teaching practices. Mini-courses from the first 15 HP Academy Fellows will debut starting June 2013. Topics include digital fabrication, social media for STEMx, how to Flip your STEMX classroom, environmental science in action, and more! Have fun while enhancing your teaching skills and earning professional recognition from the HP Catalyst Academy.  Sign up today at www.catalyst-academy.orgLike us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/hpcatalyst 
  • We have also opened an international “call for proposals” for organizations that would like to host an HP Catalyst Academy Fellow; 25 leading educators will be selected at the end of July, and they will collaborate with ISTE.org and NMC.org to design and pilot their online offerings for teachers_____________________________________________________________________________HP Catalyst Academy Fellows $16K grants – global search for innovative STEMx educators (Due July 8th)  The new HP Catalyst Academy for STEMx teachers has opened a call for proposals seeking innovative educators who want to share with teachers around the world new tools and techniques for enhancing STEMx learning. Competitively selected organizations will receive a $16,000 (USD) grant from HP to support innovative educators to serve as HP Catalyst Academy Fellows. New Fellows will join the current cohort in creating a fresh new approach to professional learning by developing free, online mini-courses designed especially for busy STEMx teachers. Proposals are due July 8th. Visit www.hp.com/go/hpcatalystacademyfor grant application details.  * STEMx = science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other related disciplines / essential 21st-century skills - #STEMx on Twitter.
  • HP Catalyst Academy Overview

    1. 1. HP Catalyst AcademyA Professional Learning Network for STEMx Teacherswww.catalyst-academy.org
    2. 2. 2HP Sustainability and Social InnovationOur purpose is to solve environmental and socialchallenges by uniting the power of people andtechnologyWe improve lives and business every day byfocusing the collective power of our people,portfolio, and partnerships where we can have thegreatest impact:Education Environment HealthCommunity
    3. 3. 3What is HP Catalyst?Accelerating innovations inSTEMx learning and teachingChanging the conversation…Demonstrating what’spossible…STEMxInternationalNetworkGlobalCollaborationExploring &ScalingInnovations* STEM(+) education: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math...and all the other skills needed for high tech careers and life in the 21stcentury
    4. 4. 4• Australia• Brazil• Canada• China• Egypt• France• Germany• India• Kenya• Mexico• Nigeria• Russia• SouthAfrica• UK• USWhat is HP Catalyst?56 organizations15 countries180,000+ studentsLocationsOECD Reportwww.bit.ly/OECDcatalyst
    5. 5. 5HP Catalyst InitiativeThe needs continue around the world…• Scaling innovative pilots remains challenging• The “Quality STEMx Teacher Gap” isenormous• Current models of teacher professionaldevelopment cannot keep pace with demand“Teachers continueto be critical tostudentsuccess, andessentialstakeholders whenit comes to scalingup great ideas…”
    6. 6. 6HP Catalyst AcademyA fresh approach to onlineprofessional developmentthat is practical, forward-thinking…and free!A Professional Learning Network for STEMx Teacherswww.catalyst-academy.orgAmplify education innovators to “teachthousands of teachers”
    7. 7. 7Co-creation with key partnerswww.nmc.org“Sparking innovation, learning, andcreativity”“…improving learning and teaching by advancingthe effective use of technology…”www.iste.org
    8. 8. 8HP Catalyst AcademyMini-courses hosted by selectedorganizationsDesigned byHP Catalyst Academy FellowsA Professional Learning Network for STEMx Teachers
    9. 9. 9HP Catalyst AcademyA variety of STEMx topics3-4 weeks :: 6-12 hours…first mini-courses available startingJune 2013!www.catalyst-academy.orgMini-courses
    10. 10. HP Catalyst Academy FellowsVideo: http://catalyst.navigator.nmc.org/academy/about-academy
    11. 11. 11Social Media for STEM TeachingParticipants will specifically learnhow to integrate social media intoSTEM curriculum to:• engage students in insightfuldiscussions• build thriving STEM-focusedonline communities• help students discover newareas for informal STEM learning.
    12. 12. 12Tundra Connections AcademyExplore the relationship betweenpolar bears and their dependencyon sea ice. Teachers will learn touse STEM education content andreal–world application to bringclimate change and polar bearsinto the classroom and inspireactions related to sustainabilityand environmental stewardship.
    13. 13. 13HP Catalyst Academywww.catalyst-academy.orgProfessional recognition – “Open Badges”…and professional recognition fromThe HP Catalyst AcademyProgress badgesfrom eachmini-course…
    14. 14. 14HP Catalyst AcademyA Professional Learning Network for STEMx Teacherswww.catalyst-academy.orgSign up today!Like us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/hpcatalyst
    15. 15. 15HP Catalyst AcademyFellowsCall for proposals now open!Proposals due 8 July$16K grants26 new Fellowswww.hp.com/go/hpcatalystacademy

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