STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development

STELAR Webinar: 2019 NSF ITEST Solicitation

On May 28 STELAR hosted National Science Foundation Program Officers Michael Steele, Alejandra Sorto, and Amy Wilson-Lopez for an informative webinar on the newly-released 2019 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation (NSF 19-583).

During the webinar Program Officers reviewed the goals of the ITEST program, detailed the revisions made to the 2019 solicitation, and provided guidance on developing a successful submission. 

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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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STELAR Webinar Series: Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

Join authors of STELAR's recent publication entitled Building the Foundational Skills Needed for Success in Work at the Human-Technology Frontier for a four-part webinar series exploring the educational and social implications of living, learning and working in a future driven by technology.

Register for the entire series on this page, or click the title of each webinar to register for a specific webinar in the series.

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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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NSF EHR Office Hours for ITEST Program Solicitation Applicants

The NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is hosting an "office hours" call-in for those applying to the 2019 NSF ITEST Solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19583/nsf19583.htm). 

Join NSF Program Officers on Monday, August 12, 1:30-2:30 ET

Dial in details:
Toll-free: 877-485-2180
Passcode: 6893378

 

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ITEST Strategy Share Meetup: Developing STEM Career Competencies from K-12

In the fall of 2018 STELAR staff held a series of ‘virtual meetups’ with  ITEST Community of Practice members to learn more about the work that projects have been engaged in and to uncover the challenges that projects have faced. The STELAR team reviewed the discussions for common themes, and identified three topic areas where examples of best-practices would benefit the community. These topics are:

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Call for Speakers: SmartBrief Education's 6th Annual STEM Pathways Summit

Call for Speakers: STEM Pathways Summit 2019

 

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STEM For All Video Showcase 2019: Featuring 31 ITEST Projects!

Congratulations to the 31 ITEST videos selected to present during the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase: Innovations in STEM Education, held on May 13-20.  

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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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STEMStarter: A High School Capstone Course to Create STEM Career Pathways

High school capstone courses—culminating educational experiences for seniors as they conclude their formal high school education—have become increasingly popular across the nation, particularly in New England. The STEMStarter Capstone was designed to help Connecticut high schools meet new accreditation standards from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and graduation requirements that include a mastery-based learning project.

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