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Digital technology integration and engineering contexts to support elementary students' systems thinking

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90 elementary teachers in rural, undeserved areas of Virginia are engaged in a 2-year cycle of professional development and classroom instruction to support engineering, digital technology, and systems thinking among their students.
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Caminos a la Ciencia/Pathways to Science: A Program Designed to Recruit, Retain, and Develop Latinas in STEM Disciplines

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Activating Student Potential through Innovation and Real-World Experience

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One thousand rural, suburban and urban students, grades 4-5 in MD, VA and DC, will participate in STEM simulation adventures, engineering challenges and writing exercises that include 21st century skill and delivered into classrooms via the cloud.
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Beyond Rubrics: Moving Towards Embedded Assessment in Maker Education

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MIT will partner with Maker Ed, a national nonprofit, to develop and evaluate practices of embedded assessment in maker-centered learning. The 2-year project will support design-based research in middle school science and engineering classrooms.
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Community-Engaged Engineering Interventions with Appalachian Youth

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In three rural Virginia counties, cohorts of 300 students per year, grades 6-8, are engaged with local engineers to do regular hands-on engineering activities integrated into the regular science curriculum to address teacher-identified state standards.
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Project BUILD (Building Using an Interactive Learning Design)

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350 youth (grades 2-5), 100 caregivers, 16+ librarians, and 16+ engineers participate in a library education program centered on engaging youth with age-appropriate, technology-rich STEM learning experiences fundamental to the engineering process.
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Strengthening the STEM Pipeline for Elementary School African Americans, Hispanics, and Girls by Scaling Up Summer Engineering Experiences

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Expanding Geospatial Technology Career Development for High School Students Through Teacher Professional Development

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30 educators learn to facilitate teacher workshops which enable 900 teachers nationwide to implement geospatial technology-integrated lessons with 27,000 6-12 grade students to increase 21st century skills, GST career awareness and engagement
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Actualizing STEM Potential in the Mississippi Delta

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More than 51 rural African American youth. grades 9-12, are engaged in pre-engineering activities in an after school program designed to prepare them for STEM majors, to include summer activities that create a STEM pipeline for students in lower grades.
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