Youth Motivation and Interests in STEM

STELAR Webinar: Mentoring Models in ITEST Projects

Results from the Management Information System, which collects data from all active ITEST projects about what the projects do and whom they serve, showed that 51% of ITEST projects in the 2013-2014 school year included mentoring of youth participants as one of their project activities. During this webinar we will hear from three such ITEST projects and we’ll explore their mentoring structures, goals, challenges and successes.

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ComputerScienceOnline.org: Educational Resources, Degrees, and Career Tracks

ComputerScienceOnline.org provides students and lifelong learners with educational, career and developmental information related to the world of computer science.

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Underrepresented Youth See Science as Ticket Up

Advancing Research on Youth Motivation in STEM: A Report on the NSF ITEST Convening

This report outlines the discussions and outcomes of the Advancing Research on Youth Motivation in STEM Convening held at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) in September 2011. The convening was hosted by the ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC).

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STELAR Webinar: Youth Motivation Webinar - Findings from ITEST

This webinar focused on current findings from the ITEST program related to youth motivation and STEM career development. Participants heard from ITEST projects working across the U.S. to learn specific strategies for as well as successes and challenges with fostering and assessing youth motivation and STEM career interest.

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ITEST Webinar: Using Gaming & Computer Simulations for Youth Engagement & Learning

Presenters: David Gibson, Global Challenge Award; Steve Bean/Jacob Martinez, Girl Game Company

Summary: This webinar explored how educators leverage games and computer simulations to create dynamic learning experiences and was based on an IdeaBrief by the same name.

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ITEST Webinar: Youth Motivation, Interest, and Identity and STEM Career Development

During this webinar, participants heard from ITEST projects working across the U.S. to learn specific frameworks for fostering and assessing youth motivation and STEM career interest. This webinar discussed recent developments in theory and measurement of youth interest in STEM careers. The purpose of the webinar was to share Principal Investigator knowledge of measurement techniques, analysis problems, and theories of youth motivation.

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CompuGirls founder named champion of change by the White House

Congratulations are in order to Kimberly Scott, a long time ITEST community member, and founder of COMPUGIRLS, for being named a STEM Access Champion of Change at the White House.  The Champion of Change honors people who are working to support and accelerate STEM opportunities for African American students, schools, and communities.

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The 10 Step Guide to Program Planning

The YouthLearn Initiative has outline some action steps to help you plan a successful and effective youth program. Whether you're offering an in-school or out-of-school program, good planning is very often the key to success.  You may find that you have the time and resources to do some of these action steps while others may be beyond the scope of your current priorities or capacity. Just remember, it's never too late to embark on a particular phase of planning, even after a program has launched.

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ITEST Idea Brief: Summer Programs Tips & Tricks

ITEST LRC Idea Brief Volume 1, June 2005

This Idea Brief shares tips and tricks from four different ITEST projects around planning and implementing summer programs. 

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