Teacher Professional Development and Pedagogy

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.


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.


ITEST Data Brief: ITEST in Action

ITEST Data Brief Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2016
This data brief provides information on the composition of ITEST project participants, what activities they engage in, in what settings, and what projects feel contributes to their project's success based on projects submissions to the 2014-2015 ITEST Management Information System (MIS) Annual Survey.


National Science Foundation - Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.


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

2016 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 nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Since 1983, more than 4,400 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.


ITEST Symposia at AERA 2016 Annual Meeting

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2016 Annual Meeting will take place in Washington, DC, between April 8-12.  The theme for this year's meeting is "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies".  As in previous years, STELAR facilitated the submission of symposium proposals from several ITEST projects. 

We are pleased to announce the following two ITEST Symposium sessions during AERA 2016:


California STEM Smart Workshop Addresses Next Generation Science Standards

CADRE, the NSF DR K-12 program resource network, organized the 9th STEM Smart Workshop on February 1, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.   The focus of the workshop was on National Science Foundation-supported research and standards-based science instructional resources that can enhance K-12 STEM education.


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.