Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity

SACNAS - Call for Session Proposals

SACNAS invites professionals to submit session proposals for our National Conference. Sessions at the National Conference include professional development sessions, leadership development sessions, and scientific symposia sessions to train and inspire conference attendees, from undergraduates through professionals, as they progress in their careers and attain positions of leadership in STEM.

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NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase - Call for Participation

This online event will showcase cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning and will allow colleagues affiliated with MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10Kcommunity, and ARC to view, discuss, and comment on each others’ work. It will also allow each project to disseminate their work to the public at large, helping NSF achieve its goal of broad dissemination of innovative work.

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New ITEST Data Brief Published

The ITEST program specifically targets its work toward engaging the participation of youth who have been traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary STEM education and the STEM workforce, including, but not limited to, “… women, underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders) and persons with disabilities” (2014 NSF ITEST solicitation). How do projects do this?

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Scalable Game Design: Broadening Participation by Integrating Game Design and Science Simulation Building into Middle School Curricula

In this paper we lay out our strategy of our Scalable Game Design curriculum, which has been funded through a series of NSF (ITEST Strategy, CE21 Type II, and ITEST Scale Up) grants as well as the Google CS4HS program, and list some research questions relevant to bringing Computer Science education to middle schools.

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SDSU Student Dreams Big

SDSU graduate student Gene Rayford aspires to cure cancer and win the Nobel Prize. While developing a hospital ER medical app on his own, Rayford was recruited by the SDSU X-Team, which hopes his creativity will help them win the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. As one of 29 teams left in the competition, the SDSU X-Team is currently developing a mobile healthcare diagnostic device inspired by the Tricorder in Star Trek, capable of measuring vitals and detecting disease.

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Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) Questionnaire

The Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) questionnaire was created as part of an international comparative project meant to shed light on affective factors of importance to the learning of science and technology.

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STELAR Webinar: The New Face of Research and Evaluation in ITEST Projects

In this webinar, PIs and evaluators described how they are meeting the challenge of incorporating rigorous research designs and evaluations that provide useful measures of project success, all while developing dynamic activities within the ITEST framework.

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Restoring Water, Culture, and Relationships: Using a Community Based Participatory Research Methodology for Engineering Education

In an effort to increase the number of American Indians in technical and leadership positions, local tribal communities are pursuing opportunities for their youth to connect with STEM education that is relevant to their community and honors the Tribe's values.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale (CRTSE)

The Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale (CRTSE) was developed and administered to a sample of preservice teachers in the Midwest. It was designed to elicit information from preservice teachers regarding their self-efficacy to execute specific culturally responsive teaching tasks.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Outcome Expectancy (CRTOE) Scale

The Culturally Responsive Teaching Outcome Expectancy (CRTOE) Scale was developed and administered to a sample of preservice teachers in the Midwest.

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