Teacher Professional Development and Pedagogy

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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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Request for Information for Bright Spots in Middle Years Math

The following is excerpted from the Bright Spots RFI: http://k12education.gatesfoundation.org/bright-spots-rfi/

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JOST Call for Papers: Special Issue on Computational Thinking from a Disciplinary Perspective

CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Science Education and Technology (JOST) Special issue on Computational Thinking from a Disciplinary Perspective: Integrating Computational Thinking in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.

Important Dates

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CADRE Webinar: Open Education Resources (OER) for K-12 STEM Education: Issues and Opportunities

On February 14, CADRE is hosting a webinar on freely available, openly-licensed open education resources (OER) in K-12 STEM. Panelists and participants will discuss the current demand for OER and opportunities for NSF-funded projects to contribute; key considerations, opportunities, and challenges for individuals, projects, and organizations developing OER (e.g., intellectual property and financial trade-offs); how OER products are identified, evaluated, and used by teachers, schools, and districts; and avenues for dissemination and uptake. 
 
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U.S. Department of Education Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - 2018 Phase I Solicitation

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, provides funding to firms (small businesses) and their partners for the research, development, and evaluation of commercially viable education technology products. 
 
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Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS) ITEST Project Webinar Series

The Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS) Project invites you to participate in its upcoming webinar series. This series of three webinars will focus on how to incorporate marine technology builds, ocean exploration expeditions, and live content into your classroom curriculum. 

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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching - Call for Nominations

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Established by Congress in 1983, the President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year.

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Connected Science Learning: Call for Contributions

Theme for Seventh Issue (to be published in summer 2018): 
Making Experiences That Inspire STEM Learning

Contributions are due January 15, 2018

A 2014 news release from the National Science Foundation (NSF) made the following observations of the Maker Movement:

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How Baltimore Is Growing Its Tech Gurus From Scratch

The Digital Harbor Foundation, recent recipient of ITEST funding, was featured last month in Politico Magazine's "What Works" series. Digital Harbor, a non-profit maker-space laboratory located in Baltimore, is teaching area youth to learn STEM by doing, and having fun: 

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2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference

2017 SACNAS is a conference like no other. Equal parts science, culture, and community, 2017 SACNAS is the largest diversity in STEM conference in the country, with three days of cutting-edge science, training, mentoring, and cultural activities for scientists at all levels and disciplines. 

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