Partnerships and Collaboration

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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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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2019 Research + Practice Fellow

Are you a communications/education researcher or learning scientist committed to equity in STEM engagement? Are you interested in developing more equitable relationships with science communication and engagement practitioners who are equally committed to STEM equity and social justice?

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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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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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NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education

 

 

In December, nearly 60 NSF EAGER project PIs were invited to meet for two days and spent time exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker community. The event was designed to:

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The Synergies Research–Practice Partnership Project: A 2020 Vision Case Study

This paper, describes Synergies, an on-going longitudinal study and design effort, being conducted in a diverse, under-resourced community in Portland, Oregon, with the goal of measurably improving STEM learning, interest and participation by early adolescents, both in school and out of school.

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Motivation, Learning, and Transformative Experience: A Study of Deep Engagement in Science

This study investigated the prevalence of transformative experiences, antecedents of transformative experience, and the relation between transformative experience and deep‐level learning (conceptual change and transfer) for high school biology students (N = 166).

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