Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity

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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STELAR Webinar: 2019 NSF ITEST Solicitation

Join STELAR as we host National Science Foundation Program Officers Michael Steele, Alejandra Sorto, and Amy Wilson-Lopez for two informative webinars on the newly-released 2019 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation (NSF 19-583).

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Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 2019 Solicitation

 ITEST is an applied research and development (R&D) program providing direct student learning opportunities in pre-kindergarten through high school (PreK-12). The learning opportunities are based on innovative use of technology to strengthen knowledge and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communication technology (ICT) careers.

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InclusiveSciComm 2019: Call for proposals

The InclusiveSciComm Symposium is a national conference that aims to convene science communication practitioners, scholars, and educators working across many disciplines and STEM topics to discuss practical approaches for advancing an inclusive approach to science communication and public engagement.

Metcalf Institute and the symposium planning committee invite proposals for talks, sessions, workshops, and posters at the 2nd Inclusive SciComm Symposium, to be held September 27-29, 2019 at the University of Rhode Island.

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Investigating Urban Trees

2019 STEM for All Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education

STELAR invites you to take part in a free, interactive, week-long video showcase event that will feature over 200 federally funded projects, including 24 from ITEST projects! Support your colleagues and learn about similar projects at work to support innovative STEM educational programming! 

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Exploring I-poems to Explore the Identity of Underrepresented Engineering Student Makers

This Work in Progress Paper presents an NSF funded study focused on understanding the role that makerspaces play in the identity development of engineering students from underrepresented groups (URGs). In recent years, makerspaces have become a popular addition to universities, with an implicit assumption that makerspaces will increase students choosing to major in STEM disciplines.

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Cultural Repertoires: Indigenous Youth Creating With Place and Story

In this paper, we present an example of culturally-responsive making in the context of developing location-based community stories. Working with members of an Indigenous community in the Southwestern United States, we co-designed and implemented a two-week summer camp in which middle school youth used Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling (ARIS), a narrative-based programming tool, to create virtual community tours for the purpose of sharing the information they learned about tribally owned locations with others.

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SciGirls Strategies Research Report

SciGirls Strategies Final Research Report on the use of gender equitable teaching strategies by high school CTE and STEM educators.

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SciGirls Strategies - Year Three Evaluation Reports

SciGirls Strategies year three evaluation and case studies reports on each participating educator.

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