Youth Motivation and Interests in STEM

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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Announcing STELAR 3.0

With gratitude for support from the NSF, we are pleased to announce that the STELAR center will continue to support the ITEST program community through 2023. STELAR has now been continuously supporting the ITEST program since 2013, and we are ready to launch our next phase of work - STELAR 3.0!

Here is a sample of some of the new and exciting things to come: 

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Nation of Makers NOMCON 2020: Requests for Proposals - All Virtual, Deadline Extended

The Nation of Makers will hold NOMCON 2020, on June 5-7, 2020.

Conference Theme: Sustainability: Creating and Supporting an Ecosystem That Sustains Us All

 

In light of the significant public health concerns related to coronavirus, NOMCON has pivoted from an in-person conference to an all-virtual experience. To learn more about this shift and to view information on the revised deadline, visit https://www.nomcon.org/2020-faq/#covid19

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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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Student’s Spatial Learning Attitudes (SLA)

The Student’s Spatial Learning Attitudes (SLA) instrument is valid and reliable instrument designed for secondary students to share their ideas about sp

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Student Interest in Science, Technology and Geospatial Technology (STEM-GEO)

The Student Interest in Science, Technology and Geospatial Technology (STEM-GEO) instrument is valid and reliable instrument designed to measure 

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ATE-Central Webinar: Targeted Coaching Skills for Instructors Preparing a Diverse Technician Workforce

Are you ready to teach Generation Z—the most diverse generation to enter U.S. higher education and the workforce in history? Are you seeking ways to recruit and retain women—who continue to lag in participation in the technician workforce? Once you’ve recruited diverse learners and workers to your technician program or workplace, do you know what to do next?

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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).

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Integrating Science Into Afterschool: A Three-Dimensional Approach To Engaging Underserved Populations In Science - Final Report

The initiative called Integrating Science Into Afterschool: A Three-Dimensional Approach to Engaging Underserved Populations in Science set out to promote science learning in three out-ofschool settings (afterschool programs, home, and community), to promote rich and varied science experiences to underserved Philadelphia communities, and to assess the value of this model for the broader field of out-of-school time and informal learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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