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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Scaling Professional Development: Preparing Professional Learning and Development Providers to Lead Power of Data Teacher Workshops.

This design-based research study examined the first two cycles of development, enactment, analysis, and redesign of the Power of Data (POD) Facilitation Academy. Professional Learning and Development (PLD) providers’ geospatial technology (GST) skills, understanding of programme principles, preparation, and stages of concern for implementing POD Teacher Workshops were investigated. The POD Team analysed previous POD PLD models.

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EDC Summer Professional Development: Mathematical Immersion for Secondary Teachers (MIST)

Mathematical Immersion for Secondary Teachers (MIST) is a professional development course designed to give participating teachers an opportunity to explore mathematics as learners.  Over the course of nine 2.5-hour sessions, teachers will work collaboratively on problems that build or deepen their own mathematical content knowledge. They will also engage in reflection and discussion of this experience and make connections to their teaching practices.

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SciGirls Strategies Implementation Evaluation Report

For the SciGirls Strategies supplemental activity, ten educators were trained to be SciGirls Strategies trainers during June 2019 (see the Training Evaluation Report). During that time, they developedaction plans for their local teacher training. The goal was for each Trainer to train ten or moreteachers in their local schools/districts.

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SciGirls Strategies Training Evaluation Report

For the SciGirls Strategies supplemental activity, ten educators were trained to be SciGirls Strategies

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COVID-19 Resources for the ITEST Community

As we all face the challenges of COVID-19, making connections between communities and sharing resources with colleagues has become increasingly important. We would like to reassure you that STELAR is here for our community. In the meantime, we and pleased to share the below resources provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), our colleagues at Education Development Center (EDC), the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) and the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL).

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NSTA 2021 Chicago National Conference - Call for Proposals

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 50,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

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Call for Presenters: 2020 STEM for all Video Showcase

The 2020 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Learning from Research and Practice, will be h

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The 2020 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Learning from Research and Practice

The 2020 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Learning from Research and Practice, will be held online May 5 - 12, 2020. This event is created and facilitated by TERC and is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award #1922641).

Unlimited slots left.
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Call for Contributions: Connected Science Learning - Design Thinking

The editors of Connected Science Learning encourage you to submit a manuscript on any topic related to bridging in-school and out-of-school STEM learning. Although each issue is organized around a theme, your manuscript does not have to be related to a specific theme and can be of general interest to the journal's audience.

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