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Day 1: Tuesday, November 1, 12–4 PM ET
Research Methods & Technology Integration

Start Time Description
11 AM ET (Optional)

Pre-meeting virtual networking opportunity

Hosted by STELAR

12 PM ET

Welcome & Opening Remarks 

During this opening session, we will hear opening remarks from NSF leadership on the meeting themes and an overview of the past year’s ITEST award portfolio.

  • Meeting begins: Sarita Pillai, Principal Investigator, STELAR
  • Welcome from NSF ITEST:  Chia Shen, ITEST Program Co-Lead, NSF
  • Introducing the new EHR AD:  Evan Heit, EDU DRL Division Director, NSF
  • Opening remarks:  James L. Moore, EDU Assistant Director, NSF
  • NSF ITEST Overview:  Wu He, ITEST Program Lead, NSF
12:20 PM ET

Review of Meeting Structure & Goals

Sarita Pillai, Principal Investigator, STELAR

12:30 PM ET

Keynote 

Keynote speaker Kumar Garg, Vice President of Partnerships and Managing Director of Schmidt Futures, speaks to this year's themes and shares his perspective on trends and emerging opportunities.

  • Introduction: Wu He, ITEST Program Lead, NSF
  • Keynote speaker: Kumar Garg, Managing Director at Schmidt Futures
1 PM ET Break
1:10 PM ET

Session 1: Emerging Theoretical Concepts, Instruments, and Tools 

NSF Program Officers will introduce three ITEST Principal Investigators as they share their work around emerging theoretical concepts, instruments, and tools. Each brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity to brainstorm collaboratively online using virtual stickies to exchange ideas.

2:10 PM ET

Poster Sessions & Networking

2:40 PM ET

Session 2: Technology Integration and Evidence of Learning 

NSF Program Officers will introduce four ITEST Principal Investigators who will briefly share challenges, successes and affordances as it relates to their work and pose questions for one another and for the audience to consider. The conversation will continue in two breakout discussions where participants will have the opportunity to respond to guiding questions around their topic of interest and brainstorm collaboratively online using virtual stickies to share ideas.

3:40 PM ET

End of Day Plenary 

This end of the day plenary will reflect on key takeaways from Day 1 and give participants and speakers alike the opportunity to share key takeaways, things that they learned, and/or things that were surprising. All will have the opportunity to share by using virtual stickies.

4 PM ET (Optional) NSF Program Officer Office Hours

 

Day 2: Wednesday, November 2, 12–4 PM ET
Impact Generation

Start Time Description
11 AM ET (Optional)

Pre-meeting virtual networking opportunity

Hosted by STELAR

12 PM ET

Welcome: Review of Day 1 and Preview of Day 2

12:10 PM ET

Session 1: Partnerships 

NSF Program Officers will moderate a panel discussion of four ITEST Principal Investigators as talk about strategies for developing effective strategic partnerships. The conversation will focus on multilevel partnerships, implications of bringing partners; what is unexpected; addressing challenges and inequities; developing meaningful partnerships to remove barriers and provide inclusive environments; flexibility; effective communication. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session and a breakout discussion where participants will have the opportunity to respond to guiding questions around their topic of interest and brainstorm collaboratively online by using virtual stickies before bringing main ideas back to the larger group.

1:10 PM ET

Poster Sessions & Networking

1:40 PM ET

Session 2: Sparks & Levers: Career Awareness, Identity, Engagement and Persistence 

NSF Program Officers will moderate a panel discussion of five ITEST Principal Investigators as reflect on essential questions around the topic. Speakers have originated some of the most powerful and popular frameworks used by the field today. The conversation will address several essential questions that advance the field today. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session.

2:40 PM ET Break
2:50 PM ET

Session 3: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access (DIEA) 

This session will be a conversation between four people from two projects as they talk about their work with a focus on use of technology to support STEM education for learners with disabilities. NSF POs will moderate this discussion with facilitation by DIEA keynote speaker, Jeannine Dingus-Eason. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session.

3:35 PM ET

Day 2 Keynote - Reflections on Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access (DIEA) 

Keynote speaker Jeannine Dingus-Eason, Dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD), Rhode Island College, will share suggestions for moving forward and share key takeaways to consider in relation to DIEA and STEM.

Jeannine Dingus-Eason, Dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD), Rhode Island College

3:50 PM ET End of Day Plenary & Birds of a Feather Nominations
4 PM ET (Optional) End of Day Two Informal Gathering Rooms

 

Day 3: Thursday, November 3, 12–4 PM ET
Moving Forward

Start Time Description
11 AM ET (Optional) Pre-meeting virtual networking opportunity
12 PM ET

Welcome & Preview of Day 3 

Sarita Pillai, Principal Investigator, STELAR

12:05 PM ET

NSF Town Hall 

This Town Hall session will be hosted by EDU DRL Division Director Evan K. Heit with panel of ITEST Program Officers.

12:25 PM ET

Session 1: Scale-up Experiences, Successes, & Challenges 

NSF Program Officer & guest speaker will moderate a panel discussion of seven ITEST Principal Investigators & Co-PIs as they share successes and challenges in scaling their ITEST project work. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session and a breakout discussion where participants will have the opportunity to respond to guiding questions and brainstorm collaboratively online using virtual stickies to brainstorm and exchange ideas.

1:25 PM ET Break
 1:40 PM ET

Birds of a Feather Networking Activity

Based on topics nominated at the end of Day 2, participants will work collaboratively online to discuss their topic of interest in small groups.

2:10 PM ET

Session 2: Emerging Domains 

NSF Program Officers will moderate as we hear from five experts as they present on the core issues and foundational knowledge that K-12 education can incorporate for the preparation of future equitable STEM workforce. Each brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

3:20 PM ET

Day 2 Keynote 

Keynote speaker Robert Simmons III, Head of Social Impact and STEM Programs, Micron Technology, will discuss outreach initiatives designed to expose and attract diverse high school students and first-year college students to STEM. This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

3:35 PM ET Closing Plenary
4 PM ET (Optional) NSF Program Officer Office Hours