STELAR Year in Review: 2016

STELAR Year in Review: 2016


STELAR released the following publications featuring the work of the ITEST community in 2016: 

Next Generation STEM Learning for All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research: a report on the one-day NSF-supported Forum, organized by EDC and SRI International. 

ITEST Syntheses: four reports that synthesize findings from ITEST projects over 13 years. 

STEM Learning Games and Game Design in ITEST Projects highlights 12 projects that addressed this question by implementing game-focused projects in both in-school and out-of-school settings.

Authentic Inquiries into Local Issues: Increasing Engagement and Building a Sense of STEM Identity and Agency highlights an additional 12 projects that focused on authentic inquiries using mapping or environmental monitoring.

Engaging Teachers in Supporting Next Generation STEM Learning looks at nine teacher-focused projects.

Promising Approaches to Broadening Youth Participation in STEM describes how 12 grantees designed projects to align with the unique experiences of Native American youth, rural youth, and Latina girls, among others.

Journal of Science Education and Technology Special Issue - Stories from ITEST: Inspiring Young People to Pursue STEM CareersAn ITEST special issue featuring 16 articles that offer research-based insights into the knowledge generated by a decade of ITEST-funded work in STEM career development.

ITEST Data Briefs: Infographic-rich reports on data provided by ITEST project leaders in the 2014-2015 Management Information System (MIS), which collects information each year from all active ITEST projects about what the projects do, whom they serve, and their successes and challenges.

ITEST Projects Funded in 2015

ITEST in Action

Research Methods in ITEST

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