Sustainability and Scale-Up

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

Design-based Information Technologies Learning Experience Project for K-12 STEM Outreach

This paper presents the design of the Design-Based Information Technologies Learning Experiences (DITLE) project, a large K-12 STEM outreach project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It impacts IT education among six public high schools in a metropolitan area. The designed activities of the project are presented and shared with the education research community to invoke discussion. The project is currently in its first year of a three-year grant period. The lessons and experiences learned so far are also summarized for discussion. 

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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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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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Dr. Kimberly A. Scott appointed to lead the National STEM Collaborative

STELAR would like to congratulate Dr. Kimberly A. Scott, Principal Investigator for the CompuGirls ITEST project, on her appointment by President Obama to lead the National STEM Collaborative.

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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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ITEST Projects Shine in the NSF 2015 Teaching & Learning Video Showcase

In May 2015, seventeen ITEST projects presented videos in the 2015 National Science Foundation Teaching and Learning Video Showcase. Organized by TERC, the showcase contained 112 videos produced by NSF-funded projects associated with one of these resource centers: ARC, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, CS10K, MSPNet, and STELAR.

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NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase - Call for Participation

This online event will showcase cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning and will allow colleagues affiliated with MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10Kcommunity, and ARC to view, discuss, and comment on each others’ work. It will also allow each project to disseminate their work to the public at large, helping NSF achieve its goal of broad dissemination of innovative work.

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