Caroline Parker

Building the Foundational Skills Needed for Success in Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

The proliferation of new technologies has changed the way we live, learn, and work. Although the future of work is unclear, thought leaders, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), assert that artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics, and machine learning will be ubiquitous in tomorrow’s workplaces.

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Examining the Quality of Technology Implementation in STEM Classrooms: Demonstration of an Evaluative Framework

Technology applications aligned with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workplace practices can engage students in real-world pursuits but also present dramatic challenges for classroom implementation. We examined the impact of teacher professional development focused on incorporating these workplace technologies in the classroom.

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Innovative Uses of IT Applications in STEM Classrooms: A Preliminary Review of ITEST Teacher Professional Development

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program provides a unique opportunity to assess a broad spectrum of professional development projects that share key characteristics but were designed to meet distinct local school and community contexts.

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Editorial: Innovative Professional Development for STEM Workforce Development

Introduction to a special issue of CITE wherein three ITEST projects are highlighted.  The three projects in this issue share characteristics: programs that interweave formal and informal learning environments, incorporation of practices that allow participants to engage with STEM content in a hands-on manner, and a dedication to improving research on project impacts.  This editorial describes these characteristics in depth.

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Building a Framework for Researching Teacher Change in ITEST Projects

This review looks to literature on teacher change in science and technology education. We address the following question: How do science and technology teacher professional development programs define and describe changes in teaching beliefs and practices that lead to the effective implementation of sophisticated science and technology into formal classroom teaching?

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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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ITEST Management Information System (MIS) 2012: Final Report Describing Active ITEST Projects

The fourth annual MIS report, a program-wide summary of ITEST projects, was released in January 2013. This report, prepared with data from the fourth annual ITEST Management Information System (MIS) administration in 2012, describes who ITEST projects served, how many participants they served, the structure of the project, their intended outcomes, and how those outcomes were measured.

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ITEST Management Information System (MIS) 2010: Final Report Describing Active ITEST Projects

The second annual MIS report, a program-wide summary of ITEST projects, was released in July 2011. This report, prepared with data from the second annual ITEST Management Information System (MIS) administration in 2010, describes who ITEST projects served, how many participants they served, the structure of the project, their intended outcomes, and how those outcomes were measured.

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ITEST Management Information System (MIS) 2009: Final Report Describing Active ITEST Projects

The first annual MIS report, a program-wide summary of ITEST projects, was released in June 2010. This report, prepared with data from the first annual ITEST Management Information System (MIS) administration in 2009, describes who ITEST projects served, how many participants they served, the structure of the project, their intended outcomes, and how those outcomes were measured.

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