The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Educurious is proud to be part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's 2011 investment in identifying and expanding "promising cutting-edge learning resources that support teachers and students and bring innovative new instructional approaches into America’s classrooms."
University of Washington, The Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
Educurious is collaborating with faculty and researchers from the Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (ISME) at the University of Washington to develop our curriculum. ISME creates partnerships to envision, cultivate, and study equity-oriented educational practices in areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Guided by three core commitments, ISME works to:
- Create and maintain deep, mutually-beneficial collaborations between STEM educators, STEM disciplinary experts, learning scientists, and community organizations.
- Build educational practice upon the strongest research-based accounts of STEM learning and teaching as it occurs in formal and informal environments.
- Challenge itself, its partners, and the STEM education communities to transcend long-standing patterns of inequity in STEM learning.
We would like to thank the following organizations for contributing to the success of the Educurious program by providing equipment and materials.
- Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Case Western Reserve University
- School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Science Education Partnership
Educurious is actively seeking other Funders and Partners to help us complete the initial development of three courses and The Educurious Expert Network (TEEN)™, as well as expand the work to other innovative learning experiences.
The innovative Educurious online social media platform encourages a student’s innate curiosity. In this video preview from our 9th grade biology course, climate change scientist Elli Jenkins helps students chart ecological impacts on their local habitat.