Education Topics

Education Reform

Founded in 1843 Macmillan - Caribbean is one of the largest publishing houses in the United Kingdom for the Caribbean and about the Caribbean. With resources such as free downloads for teachers, a major selection of science series for primary and secondary schools including interactive CD-ROMs, Macmillan has proven why over the past fifty years they have and continue to have a strong imprint on the Caribbean.

For more information visit MACMILLAN - CARIBBEAN

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The Caribbean Science Foundation has initiated it's first two education enrichment projects: (a) Student Program for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE), and (b) the CSF-Sagicor Visionaries Challenge.

Follow the links below for access to more information on these projects:
SPISE 2013 Program Summary
Sagicor Visionaries Challenge.pdf

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Caribbean education enrichment projects are a vital part of our educational system if Caribbean countries are going to keep pace with the rest of the world. The links below are snapshots of what is going on elsewhere:
The MITES Program at MIT
The SEED Program at MIT
The STEM Program at MIT
Why Care About STEM?
NAF and MIT Mobile App Development Program

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NSF - Science360 Network

Science360 Knowledge Network immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. We gather the latest science videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation and more. Each video is embeddable to put on your own personal websites, blogs and social networking pages. Science360 engages the general public, science junkies and students alike in the cutting-edge discoveries and big science stories of the day.

To read more on Science360, you can access the following links:

The Exploratorium Museum

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. We believe that following your curiosity and asking questions can lead to amazing moments of discovery, learning, and awareness, and can increase confidence in your ability to understand how the world works.

Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science & Creativity (KOFAC)

KOFAC has devoted itself to promotion of public understanding of science and development of creative human resources as a national R&D institute designated by the Korean government.

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"Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" report was written to respond to a request to identify highly successful k-12 schools and programs in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM).

CLICK on the following link to read the full NSF report: Successful K-12 STEM Education.pdf

To find more information on the Successful STEM Education website click HERE

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"Google is looking for the brightest young scientist from around the world to submit, creative projects that are relevant to the world today."

This is an opportunity for young Caribbean scientists to be introduced to the scientific world. The next leading scientist can come from the Caribbean!

Spread the word to your local schools and colleges about this year's Google Science Fair 2012. For more information and how to enter the competition CLICK here.

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"A new type of privately-funded science and technology university has been announced by the universities minister." To read the article posted by Sean Coughlan from the BBC News, 4th of January 2012 CLICK HERE.

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After an exciting weekend of the first annual conference and workshop of CADSTI-CSF (November 18-19, 2011), on Monday November 21, 2011 at 8.00 pm, Prof. Cardinal Warde delivered the 36th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture (courtesy of the Central Bank of Barbados) on "Science Technology and Business Education Reform for the Caribbean" at the Frank Collymore Hall, Barbados. Prof. Warde's slide presentation can be accessed by clicking the link below.

36th Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture Slides.pdf

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Science and Technology Development Programs

Intel Computer Clubhouse Network (Supported by MIT Media)
- An out-of-school program which provides a creative learning environment where young people from under-served communities work with adult mentors to explore their ideas through the use of technology.

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science -MITES
- A six-week intensive summer residential program at MIT for high school Juniors that addresses the low numbers of minority students pursuing advanced degrees in science, engineering and technology in general. The students study calculus (three levels), physics (three levels), humanities, either biology biochemistry or chemistry, and one hands-on experimental elective chosen from robotics, programming, genomics, electronics, aeronautics and architecture.

National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology -NHERST
- An organization for the development of science and technology in Trinidad and Tobago. NIHERST promotes science popularization, innovation, and entrepreneurial activities, operates a museum of science, and spotlights the leaders in Caribbean science and technology.

How Stuff Works
-Explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works..

Preparation for University

Physics Support at MIT
- Introductory courses to support students as they study, and to help educators with physics curricula..

Chemistry Courses at MIT
-An outline of courses at MIT to help high school students with difficulties or enhance their learning capabilities.

Preparing for University in Canada
- A website organized to help persons find universities in Canada and how to prepare not only academically but personally as well..

- An organized compilation of on-line lessons to help students prepare in a range of subjects from Art history to Math to Biology. .


Universities of Interest

Massacheusetts Institute of Technology -MIT
University of the West Indies -UWI
University of Trinidad and Tobago -UTT
University of Technology, Jamaica -Utech

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Programs within Universities

MIT Open Courseware
-Aimed to assist students by having access to lecture notes, exams and video lectures from MIT in about 2000 courses..

MIT NextLab
- Mobile innovations by the MIT community for profit by collaborating with corporations and academic partners worldwide..

MIT iLabs
-Allows students and educators in science and engineering to carry out experiments from anywhere at any time..

MIT eLab -Trust Centre for MIT Entrepreneurship
-Provides the resources and guidance to enable entrepreneurs to design and launch successful new ventures in innovative technologies..

MITx- Online Learning Initiative

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Education Reform in the Caribbean diaspora is central to CSF's mission. More details to come!

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