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K–8 STEM Career Competencies: Developing Foundational Skills for the Future of Work

This framework identifies 10 foundational career competency areas correlated to characteristics of future work at the Human Technology Frontier and what thought leaders in the field believe successful workers in those environments need to know and be able to do. It is meant as a guide for teachers interested in helping their students develop the foundations of skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to be successful in life when they exit formal schooling. Many of the suggested competencies may already be included in the curriculum or pedagogy in K-8 classrooms.

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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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ITEST Snapshot 2016: An Overview of NSF's ITEST Program

The attached document provides an overview of NSF's ITEST Program from 2003-2015.

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An Overview of NSF's ITEST Program

The attached document provides a snapshot of NSF's ITEST Program from 2003-2014.

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Building Strong Public/Private Partnerships in Information Technology: A Cross Cultural Primer

This guide will help educators and employers working in Information Technology School-to-Career partnerships understand the concept of organizational culture, recognize the common issues that interfere with partnership building, and implement strategies to build strong and successful educator/employer partnerships.

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The 10 Step Guide to Program Planning

The YouthLearn Initiative has outline some action steps to help you plan a successful and effective youth program. Whether you're offering an in-school or out-of-school program, good planning is very often the key to success.  You may find that you have the time and resources to do some of these action steps while others may be beyond the scope of your current priorities or capacity. Just remember, it's never too late to embark on a particular phase of planning, even after a program has launched.

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