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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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CSforAll + Research-Practice Partnerships Workshop

March 1-2, Chicago (co-hosted by Northwestern)
Space is limited! Register now: https://sites.northwestern.edu/cs4allworkshop

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CSforAll + Research-Practice Partnerships Workshop

February 5-6, Los Angeles (co-hosted by UCLA)
Space is limited! Register now: https://sites.northwestern.edu/cs4allworkshop

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STELAR Webinar: Unpacking Computational Thinking & CT's Role in Interdisciplinary Learning

Computational Thinking and CT have become a buzz word and buzz acronym in schools and education systems worldwide, yet is still a phrase that invokes confusion and debate. This 2-part webinar will devote the first part to unpacking CT and the second to discussing CT in the context of non-CS disciplinary learning.

In Part 1, Dr. Shuchi Grover will do a encore (with a few relevant contextual edits) of her keynote address to 700 heads of schools in New Delhi in September 2017. She will discuss:

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Integrating the Computer Science and Computational Thinking in Three Rural Eastern North Carolina School Districts

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Middle school teachers and students in three rural North Carolina school districts are engaged with school leaders and community members to integrate of computational thinking strategies and computer science dispositions into the art and music disciplines
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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching - Call for Nominations

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Established by Congress in 1983, the President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year.

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Building the Foundational Skills Needed for Success in Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

The proliferation of new technologies has changed the way we live, learn, and work. Although the future of work is unclear, thought leaders, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), assert that artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics, and machine learning will be ubiquitous in tomorrow’s workplaces.

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How Baltimore Is Growing Its Tech Gurus From Scratch

The Digital Harbor Foundation, recent recipient of ITEST funding, was featured last month in Politico Magazine's "What Works" series. Digital Harbor, a non-profit maker-space laboratory located in Baltimore, is teaching area youth to learn STEM by doing, and having fun: 

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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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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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