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Siobhan Bredin

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Siobhan Bredin is Project Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation-funded ITEST (IT Experiences for Students and Teachers) Learning Resource Center at Education Development Center (EDC), which is designed to encourage young people - especially girls, African-Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Native Americans and others historically under-represented in science - to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields. http://www2.edc.org/itestlrc

Siobhan's work at EDC has included the U.S. Department of Education's Information Technology Career Cluster Initiative - convening and collaborating with an industry advisory consortium and with high school and community college pilot sites to plan for, develop, test and implement a national IT Career Cluster Model, enabling increased numbers of students to access high potential careers in the IT field. Additionally, she assisted U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-funded Head Start early childhood programs in planning for and managing technology use to support strategic goals.

Siobhan leads a team at EDC that contributes to the National Girls Collaborative Project, which is designed to strengthen the capacity, impact, and sustainability of girl-serving STEM programs. She serves as a Steering Committee member of the International Taskforce on Women and ICTs (ITF).

Before joining EDC, Siobhan held positions at several software and Internet companies as a training specialist and product manager. She has eight years experience in early childhood education; as a teacher, curriculum developer, and creator of new programs. Siobhan holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wellesley College and a Master's degree in Education from Lesley College. 

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technical assistance, women and technology, community building, management, education 

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