STEM Content and Standards

STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit 2017: Building the Foundational Skills of the Future Science and Engineering Workforce

The STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit is an annual opportunity for ITEST Principal Investigators (PIs) and evaluators to come together and share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. 

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National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter: Change Makers

National Science Foundation: EHR Core Research (ECR) Fundamental Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education

The EHR Core Research (ECR) program of fundamental research in STEM education provides funding in critical research areas that are essential, broad and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM.


National Science Foundation: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) Program Solicitation

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; and advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments.


NSTA Call for Papers: The Science Teacher

Editors of the National Science Teacher Association's high school journal, The Science Teacher  (TST), are seeking manuscripts that describe new and creative ideas for the secondary science classroom. Manuscripts should provide worthwhile ideas and practical help for teachers as they relate to the themes listed.


Students on STEM: More Hands-on, Real-world experiences

A new survey of American teenagers from the Amgen Foundation and Change the Equation offers real cause for optimism about the future of high school science and biology education in the United States. Teens generally like science—and biology in particular—and they grasp the importance of the field to people’s lives. They know good biology teaching when they see it, and they would like the opportunity to do more engaging, hands-on science in school. 


Next Generation STEM Learning for All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research

This report presents important takeaways from a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Forum, “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” organized by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International through the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) at EDC, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) at EDC, and the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL), working in close collaboration with NSF and the White


New Report Calls STEM Learning a "Social Justice" Issue

The new report Next Generation STEM Learning For All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research highlights the ways in which STEM offers traditionally underrepresented groups increased opportunities for individual success, calling access to STEM education an issue of social justice.


National Science Foundation - Dear Colleague Letter: Fundamental Research to Improve STEM Teaching and Learning, and Workforce Development for Persons with Disabilities

April 5, 2016

Dear Colleagues:


International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education Special Issue - Call for Papers