Partnerships and Collaboration

DIY Toolkit - Sound Science: 4 Audio Project Ideas For STEM Educators

Attention all STEM teachers — are you looking for ways to incorporate music and sound into your classroom? Check out these hands-on DIY ideas from Youth Radio’s Brains and Beakers science speaker series. Explore creative ways to experience sound — from digital visualization to science rap battles to creating your own instruments out of scrap parts. 

 

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Dialogues with Gensler: Proactive Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is a beautiful phrase, full of ambition while remaining conveniently vague. Everyone claims they’re a lifelong learner. But what does that mean, and what does it look like in practice?

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STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit 2016: Making Connections to Broaden Participation in STEM

The STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit was held on Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, 2016, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA. The Summit was an opportunity for ITEST Principal Investigators (PIs) and evaluators to come together and share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. More than 150 people attended the Summit, representing 80 ITEST projects.

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National Science Foundation DCL: Supporting Research Advances in Smart and Connected Communities

The National Science Foundation has released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) announcing their intention to support research that addresses challenges in enabling Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC). Through this DCL, NSF aims to accelerate fundamental understanding and stimulate basic research on frameworks that integrate and operate on data from multiple sources and at multiple temporal and spatial scales, new sociotechnical systems that are interconnected and interdependent, and new technologies for innovative applications and services to enable more livable, workable, sustainable, a

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STEM Learning: IT Integration and Collaborative Strategies

This book reports the results of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation which targeted students and teachers from four Detroit high schools and discusses the creation of a Community of Designers-- an environment in which high school students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate student assistants, and STEM area faculty and industry experts worked together as a cohesive team.

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STELAR Webinar: Smart and Connected Communities: An ITEST Perspective

In this STELAR webinar, NSF Senior Advisors provided information about funding opportunities through Supporting Research Advances in Smart and Connected Communities and two of the NSF-supported Next Generation STEM Learning for All Forum presenters expanded on their Forum presentations and considered how ITEST projects may be able to connect to the Smart and Connected Communities work.

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Next Generation STEM Learning for All: A Forum Supported by the National Science Foundation

On November 9th, 2015 Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), hosted a one-day Forum on “Next Generation STEM Learning for All” in Washington D.C.

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Research + Practice Collaboratory Webinar Series: Research-Practice Partnerships Forum

The Research + Practice Collaboratory will be hosting a webinar series on Research-Practice Partnerships (RPPs) beginning in October. Join Bill Penuel (CU-Boulder School of Education) and leaders of RPPs from around the country in discussing the opportunities and challenges of long-term collaborations between researchers and educators.

Running the third Thursday of each month at 5-6pm ET/ 2-3pm PT from October 2015 through March 2016, forum topics will include:

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NSF ITEST Proposal Writing Workshop: Developing a Strong ITEST Proposal

STELAR hosted this one-day workshop on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL), which was designed for people who have not been previously funded through the National Science Foundation's ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) Program.

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2016 AERA Annual Meeting - Call for Submissions

About the Annual Meeting

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas -- from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow's education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world. 

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