Youth Motivation and Interests in STEM

2018 STELAR ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit

On behalf of the National Science Foundation, STELAR invites all active ITEST projects to attend the 2018 Summit!
 
2018 STELAR ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit
Equity and Access at the Human-Technology Frontier
 
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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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NSF INCLUDES Alliances Solicitation

NSF has released a new Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) solicitation targeting NSF INCLUDES Alliances.

With this solicitation, NSF invites proposals for NSF INCLUDES Alliances, which form the central parts of the NSF INCLUDES National Network. The NSF National Network aims to change the national landscape for broadening participation in STEM fields.

The critical functions of each NSF INCLUDES Alliance are to:

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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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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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Connected Science Learning: Call for Contributions for the 8th Issue

Theme for Eighth Issue (to be published in fall 2018):
STEM Learning Connected to Afterschool Settings

Contributions are due April 15, 2018

The America After 3PM special report, Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Programs Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education (produced by the Afterschool Alliance, October 2015) clearly states the important role that afterschool programs play in advancing STEM learning:

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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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STEM for All Video Showcase: Transforming the Educational Landscape

STEM for All Video Showcase: Transforming the Educational Landscape

Call for Presenters!

If you are engaged in a federally-funded project to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and computer science education, we invite you to submit a video to the showcase and discuss it with researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the general public during an interactive week long event.

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Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Solve for Tomorrow is a contest where middle and high school teachers lead a class of students in the creation of a solution that addresses a need in their community using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). 

The contest challenges students in grades 6-12 to show how STEAM can be applied to help improve their local communities. Selected finalist schools will receive a prize throughout the contest.

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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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