Evaluation

STELAR Webinar Series: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education

In December the National Science Foundation convened nearly 60 Principal Investigators from projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-086) “Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation.” The NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education tasked these projects with exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker community.

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2019 NSF ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit

Join your colleagues for two days of programming designed to encourage collaboration, learning, and discussion. During the summit active ITEST projects will share their successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program, and discuss implications for a national community of stakeholders. Programming for the Summit will include informative sessions for projects at any phase - newly funded projects are highly encouraged to attend!

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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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ITEST Project Strategy Share Meetup: Engaging Schools as Research Partners

Many ITEST projects conduct research within schools and have shared with STELAR that doing so is extremely challenging. During this Strategy Share Meetup we will discuss ITEST project strategies for creating and navigating successful research partnerships with schools by discussing the following themes:

Buy-in: How to share the research plan with school administrators, educators, and parents such that they are excited to participate and engaged in the process
Study design: How to inspire folks who are not engaged in the educative intervention to participate in the research as a comparison participant
Logistics of data collection: How to collect extant data from schools and new data from teachers or students

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American Evaluation Association: Accepting Proposals for Evaluation 2019

 

Be A Part of Evaluation 2019

 

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AEA Invitation to ITEST Projects - Be a Part of Evaluation 2019

The STEM education evaluation TIG leadership team of the American Evaluation Association has asked STELAR to share the below message with the greater ITEST community. 

Be A Part of Evaluation 2019

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MakEval: Tools to Evaluate Maker Programs with Youth

The MakEval team is creating suites of tools—including surveys, assessments, and observation protocols—that provide educators, researchers and program administrators with information to evaluate maker programs/experiences with youth. MakEval identified a set of five key targets for evaluation, based on formal and informal maker educators’ survey and interview data, that include: creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, agency/independence, and involvement in STEM practices, and development of interest and identity in STEM/making.

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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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