NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Principal Investigator & Evaluator Convening 2014
STELAR hosted the NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Principal Investigator & Evaluator Convening on Tuesday, August 19, and Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. The convening was for active ITEST PIs and evaluators and was an opportunity to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. The event preceded the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Principal Investigator Meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park.
Enhancing the Quality and Reach of STEM Innovations
Where applicable, presentation materials have been made available.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch & Opening Plenary
1:00pm-1:45pm Collaboration Networking
1:45pm-4:30pm Concurrent Workshops
- Enhancing Project Implementation with Partnerships [Irene Lee, Guts Y Girls; Alka Harriger, SPIRIT]
- Implementing High-Quality Research and Evaluation [Mike Barnett, Seeding the Future; Dale McCreedy & Sukey Blanc, STEM 3D; Karen Peterman, SISTERS]
- Strategies to Broadening Participation [Michael D. Smith, The National GEM Consortium; Jamika D. Burge, Coalition to Diversify Computing]
- High-Quality Research and Evaluation Design [Edith Gummer, National Science Foundation; Neil Heffernan, Predicting STEM Career Choice; Gerald Knezek, Rhonda Christensen & Tandra Tyler-Wood, Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World]
See attached for presentation slides.
4:30pm-5:30pm Emerging Technology Demonstrations
6:30pm Birds of a Feather Dinner
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
8:00am-9:30am Breakfast, CAISE Overview, & ITEST Program Officer Panel
9:30am-11:20am Working Groups & Break
11:20am-12:00pm Working Groups Report Out, Closing & Lunch
AISL WEDNESDAY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS
All attendees were welcome to join any of the following sessions, no registration was necessary.
12:30pm-2:00pm Technical Assistance Session I: Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development: Edith Gummer, Program Director, National Science Foundation
2:30pm-4:00pm Technical Assistance Session II: Grant Management: L. Rashawn Farrior, Grants & Agreement Specialist, National Science Foundation
4:30pm–6:00pm Technical Assistance Session III: Evaluation in Informal STEM Education, Kirsten Ellenbogen, CAISE Co-Principal Investigator