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National Science Foundation - Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation

ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: 

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CIRCL Webinar: NSF Cyberlearning Solicitation 2018

Please join NSF program officers and our colleagues at CIRCL for an informational webinar on the 2018 NSF Cyberlearning solicitation, Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier.
 
Wednesday, October 18 from 11 am – 12:30 pm Pacific, 2-3:30 pm Eastern
 
 
 
After registering, you will receive a follow-up email with webinar access details.
 
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Developing a Model for Expanding Informal Tech Education for Underrepresented Communities through Makerspaces

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Active
Three middle/high after-school programs in Maryland will be trained to bring Makerspace thinking to their informal education programs to introduce a tech component and supported with a discovery-based maker course for their youth.
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Next Door to Silicon Valley: A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership to Address Disparities in Access and Expectations for Computer Science Education

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Active
This project will build a research-practice partnership to create structural change and build a pathway from 3rd through 8th grade; the goal is to develop systems to address disparities in access to quality computer science education.
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CADRE Early Career Guide: Tips for Early Career STEM Education Researchers

CADRE, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), the resource center for the National Science Foundations' Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) Program.

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NSF Opportunities: Broadening Participation in STEM

STELAR hosted a special webinar held on behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) highlighting funding opportunities within EHR especially aimed at broadening participation in STEM. 

Thursday, June 22, 12:30-3 pm ET

Program Officers from all four EHR Divisions presented:

Unlimited slots left.
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STEM Media That Matters: Summative Evaluation of Youth Radio’s Innovation Lab

To explore the role and impact of Youth Radio’s NEXT: The Innovation Lab, Rockman et al, an independent research and evaluation organization, conducted an external evaluation of the project.

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Concord Consortium Data Science Education Webinar

Join ITEST colleagues at the Concord Consortium on Tuesday, May 30, as they host Cliff Konold of the Scientific Reasoning Research Institute for a 2-hour webinar about data science education. Cliff will lead a discussion of the article “Modeling as a core component of structuring data” (Konold, Finzer, & Kreetong, in press), which describes research on student understanding of and ability to organize complex data for analysis.

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3-D Fossils for K–12 Education: A Case Example Using the Giant Extinct Shark Carcharocles Megalodon

Fossils and the science of paleontology provide a charismatic gateway to integrate STEM teaching and learning. With the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as well as the exponentially increasing use of three-dimensional (3-D) printing and scanning technology, it is a particularly opportune time to integrate a wider variety of fossils and paleontology into K–12 curricula.

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NASA 2017 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums & NASA Visitors Centers

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a Research Announcement (NRA) soliciting proposals from Informal Education Institutions (IEIs) for informal education opportunities in support of NASA’s Office of Education (OE) under the STEM Education and Accountability Project (SEAP). From the solicitation: 

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