We aim to research a reciprocal model for teaching and learning computational competencies (CC) by connecting pre-service STEM teachers (PSTs) and urban Latino youth through Relevant, Engaging, and Authentic Learning (REAL) experiences.
Fifteen teachers of grades 3-5 will design and develop project-based instructional units for "Integrating Computer Science in Elementary Classrooms" using a user-interface-focused design process with more than 450 students in downtown Atlanta.
ITEAMS II is an online learning community using the Harvard Observatory's research-grade robotic telescope to increase the interest of middle-school youth, especially girls and underserved students, in information and communication technology careers.
Five thousand explorers, 2,500 investigators, 300 interns and 120 teachers will receive GIS/T training, integrate GIS/T in teaching and learning in STEM and social studies, and apply GIS/T to solve real-world problems.
Approximately 150 middle-grade students in 15 afterschool cryptography clubs, mostly in Illinois, are developing online video tutorials that explain their solutions to mathematics and cryptography problems.
Uses MATE's underwater robotics competition to engage and support the participation of middle and high school students in STEM. Provides professional development, curriculum, and other resources to teachers. Involves industry professionals and parents.
STEM DIGITAL will enable 90 high school and middle school STEM teachers and their students to conduct environmental research aided by the analysis of images from digital cameras, scanners, and the Internet.
Sixty high school students and six teachers will engage in a multi-faceted out-of-school time (OST) intervention program focused on information communication technology (ICT), neuroscience, and entrepreneurship education.