Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Developed by a panel of experts, this practice guide brings together evidence and expertise to provide educators with specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations on how to encourage girls in the fields of math and science. The objective is to provide teachers with specific recommendations that can be carried out in the classroom without requiring systemic change. Other school personnel having direct contact with students, such as coaches, counselors, and principals may also find the guide useful.

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STELAR Webinar: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in STEM Learning Environments

During this webinar we heard from ITEST projects that are developing innovative program models to successfully recruit, retain, and engage youth from underrepresented communities in authentic STEM learning experiences.

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ComputerScienceOnline.org: Educational Resources, Degrees, and Career Tracks

ComputerScienceOnline.org provides students and lifelong learners with educational, career and developmental information related to the world of computer science.

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ITEST Data Brief: ITEST Participants - Reaching Underserved and Underrepresented Groups

ITEST Data Brief Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2012

The National Science Foundation ITEST Program explicitly states its commitment to focus on students from groups underserved and underrepresented in STEM and ICT-intensive careers. The ITEST Management Information System (MIS) asked projects to identify characteristics of their student participants, and this Data Brief explores that information to see whether and to what degree projects are working with underserved and underrepresented students.

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ITEST Webinar: Cultural Relevance in Science Teaching

Presenter: Dr. Angelicque Tucker Blackmon, National Science Foundation 

Summary: This presentation shares resources and approaches for culturally relevant science teaching, followed by specific examples of these approaches used by ITEST project staff Deborah Muscella of the Technology at the Crossroads Project in Boston and Simon Karpen of the SUCCEED Apprenticeship project in Raleigh, NC, and a question and answer session.

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ITEST Webinar: Engaging Diverse Learners in STEM

Moderator: Sarita Pillai, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC

Presenters: Steve Bean/Jacob Martinez, Girl Game Company; Angela Calabrese Barton, GET City; Heather Almquist, Paleo Exploration

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The Power of Collaboration: Providing High-Quality Computer Science Opportunities to K-12 Youth

Summary: This webcast featured two projects that utilize collaboration to engage underrepresented youth in Computer Science activities: The Computer Science Collaboration Project, which aims to efficiently increase participation of underrepresented groups and ITEST project, Watsonville Tecnologia­a-Educacion-Comunidad (TEC), an after-school technology program for Latino youth.   The vision of the project is to efficiently increase participation of underrepresented groups in computer science opportunities and activities by effectively building coll

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ITEST Webinar: Diversifying the STEM Workforce: The ITEST Program

Presenters: Siobhan Bredin, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC; Cynthia Newson, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC; Dr. Kimberly A. Scott, COMPUGIRLS; Dr. Kevin Clark, Game Design Through Mentoring and Collaboration; Dr. Daryl Williams, National Science Foundation

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ITEST Webinar: Research and Strategies for Engaging African American and Latino Families in Informal STEM Education

Presenters: Jacob Martinez, Project Director, Watsonville TEC, Animando a Estudiantes con Technologia (AET); Patrik Lundh, Education Researcher, SRI International, Girls InnovaTE3

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Gender Indicators in Science, Engineering and Technology

This Toolkit for Gender Indicators in Engineering, Science and Technology, designed for guidance in collecting sex-disaggregated data in scientific and technological activities, aims at helping decision-makers, researchers, and practitioners understand gender issues better and formulate successful policy and programming. It intends to promote a common approach in the systematic collection of sex-disaggregated data in science and technology.

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