Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity

2021 ITEST Solicitation Webinar: Solicitation Overview

On June 30, STELAR hosted National Science Foundation Program Officers for an informative webinar on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 19-583).  During this webinar NSF Program Officers Bob Russell, Alicia Santiago, and Gavin Fulmer reviewed the goals of the ITEST program, highlighted key aspects of the solicitation, and provided guidance on developing a competitive proposal. 

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STELAR Webinar: K-8 STEM Career Competencies: Developing Foundational Skills for the Future of Work

On June 28, STELAR hosted authors Jessica Juliuson, Joyce Malyn-Smith, Sarah MacGillvray, and Clara McCurdy-Kirlis as they presented an overview of the competencies for their publication K-8 STEM Career Competencies: Developing Foundational Skills for the Future of Work.

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Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon (FAI) Program Webinar

Please join the NSF staff for a webinar for Fairness in AI program (NSF 21-585)

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2021 ITEST Solicitation Webinar - How to Write a Competitive Proposal

On Wednesday, July 7, STELAR hosted National Science Foundation Program Officers for the second webinar on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 19-583).

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Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 2021 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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2021 ITEST Solicitation Webinar: Solicitation Overview

On June 30, STELAR hosted National Science Foundation Program Officers for a series of informative webinars on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 19-583).  During this webinar NSF Program Officers Bob Russell, Alicia Santiago, and Gavin Fulmer, reviewed the goals of the ITEST program, highlighted key aspects of the solicitation, and provided guidance on developing a competitive proposal.

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Supporting Sense Making with Mathematical Bet Lines

This article presents a mathematics discourse technique adapted from literacy instruction to promote sense making when teachers are launching a lesson about story problems. Math Bet Lines helps all students engage with the meaning of the story problem and is particularly beneficial for emergent multilingual learners. In this article we discuss how teachers implemented the Math Bet Lines technique and share their successes, challenges, and tips for overcoming those challenges. 

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Talk is the Ticket to Teaching Math to English Learners

This article describes a mathematics professional development program for elementary school teachers focused on improving mathematics discourse for all students, in particular emergent multilingual learners. Frameworks, such as the Math Discourse Matrix (Sztajn, Heck, & Malzahn, 2020) that characterizes four types of discourse (correcting, eliciting, probing, responsive) and other resources aimed at planning and implementing lessons that support emergent multilingual learners' engagement in productive mathematical discussions are shared. 

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Activating Math Talk: 11 Purposeful Techniques for Your Elementary Students

Many mathematics teachers agree that engaging students in high-quality discourse is important for their conceptual learning, but successfully promoting such discourse in elementary classrooms—with attention to the needs of every learner—can be a challenge. 

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REL Webinar: Increasing the Diversity of the Educator Workforce

 

Join REL Northeast & Islands for a free webinar that will offer an opportunity to learn from Connecticut and several districts in the state about their efforts to diversify the educator workforce.  

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