Rockman et al - In the Press
Congratulations to Jen Borland! Along with her REA projects, Jen is now the Executive Producer at TEDxBloomington.
A project that Rockman is evaluating for longtime client SoundVision Productions, called The really Big Questions, is featured in a Current.org article called "Show asking The Really Big Questions brings Dean Olsher back to radio".
Youth Radio's STEM programs are featured on the National Science Foundation's Science Nation online magazine, in a video called "STEM is 'on the air' at Youth Radio". Rockman has been evaluating Youth Radio's NSF-funded STEM programs since 2006.
Rockman's evaluation study of San Jose State University's School of Library Information and Science's Circle of Learning (COL) program is featured in the COL Fall 2013 Newsletter (page 6). COL is an IMLS supported program to provide scholarships and other support to American Indians and Alaska natives who want to earn a fully online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree.
Rockman conducted focus groups for KQED's national QUEST project. This work is referenced in the Columbia Journalism Review in an article called "QUEST’s quest for sustainability journalism".
Globaloria, one of Rockman's clients, has been named a 2013 Laureate of The Tech Awards, honoring their efforts to use technology to benefit humanity.
Rockman's evaluation of National History Day is referenced in an Education Week article called "Reviving History Instruction: What's Old Is New Again".
Get Invested, a project Rockman is evaluating for the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, has just been awarded the 2013 California Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education. The Superintendent's Awards for Excellence in Museum Education competition is a joint project between the California Association of Museums (CAM) and the California Office of the State Superintendent of Public Education. The award will be presented at the CAM Annual Conference in February. The program principals from CHM and our senior researcher, Scott Burg, will be in attendance.
Rockman's study of the Smithsonian Institute's Shout Program is featured in the Visitor Studies Association's e-newsletter. The article is called "Studying what we cannot see: Evaluating the behaviors of participants who are present, but not active in online programs and events".
A program that Rockman is evaluating – New Visions for Public Schools' Accessing Algebra through Inquiry (A2i) – is the subject of an article in the New York City public schools news source called Gotham Schools. The article is called "For some high school math teachers, a Common Core head start".
Rockman's evaluation of National History Day is referenced in a OAH (Organization of American Historians) Magazine of History article called "Doing National History Day With Your Students".
Rockman's museum work with the Computer History Museum and the New York Hall of Science is referenced in the Museum Education Monitor.
Rockman's evaluation of National History Day is referenced in a PR Newswire press release called "National History Day Receives The National Humanities Medal From President Barack Obama".
Rockman's PBS KIDS iPod App Study is referenced in a MarketWatch press release called "New SUPER WHY Alpha Boost! App Pumps up Literacy Learning on iPhone and iPod touch".
Rockman's evaluation of Resource Area for Teachers (RAFT)'s hands-on teaching materials is referenced in a Marketwire press release called "RAFT Hands-On Learning Model Promotes Achievement in Bay Area Schools".
Rockman's evaluation of National History Day is referenced in a PR Newswire press release called "A Record Breaking 2,700 Young Scholars Compete for the Nation's Top History Awards at 2011 National History Day on Campus of University of Maryland - College Park".
Rockman's evaluation work with PBS KIDS is referenced in a PR Newswire press release called "PBS KIDS Series Martha Speaks Shows Impressive Impact in Helping Children Learn New Vocabulary Across On-Air and Mobile Platforms".
Rockman's evaluation of National History Day is referenced in a PR Newswire press release called "Ken Burns, Norman Augustine and Cokie Roberts Join with National History Day to Call on Policy Makers to Focus on History Education".
Rockman's evaluation of National History Day is featured in the Education Week article called "'National History Day' Lifts Achievement, Study Finds" by Erik Robelen.
Rockman's evaluation of the University of California Museum of Paleontology's Understanding Evolution website is featured in the Science magazine article called "Science 101: Building the Foundations for Real Understanding" by Thanukos et al.
Saul Rockman is quoted in the Education Week article called "Ed. Dept. Issues Inaugural Guide For Evaluating Online Learning" by Andrew Trotter.
Saul Rockman is quoted in the Education Week article called "Companies Targeting Low-Cost 'Netbooks' Directly at Education" by Andrew Trotter.
Saul Rockman is quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle article called "Beneficial or Superficial? Tiburon middle school puts a laptop on every pupil's lap -- teachers and students give the idea both passing and failing grades".
Saul Rockman is interviewed by the morning news staff at KDKA radio, Pittsburgh. The topic of discussion is school laptop programs.
The Public Education Network (PEN) Weekly NewsBlast includes a section featuring Theresa Akey's research on "Student Context, Student Attitudes & Behavior, & Academic Achievement"
T.H.E. Journal Online article features Rockman et al's work on the Dyknow Vision Project called “Is the Pen Mightier Than the Mouse?”
Letter from Nancy Pelosi, Member of Congress