Fostering Student Motivation and Achievement - Research to Practice and Lessons Learned from the ITEST Program


STELAR and select ITEST projects delivered a panel presentation at the Massachusetts STEM Summit in Worcester's DCU Center on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

Moderator:  Sarita Pillai

Presenters:  Carolyn StaudtDavid ReiderJamie LarsenMike Barnett, Andy Trosello, Russ Anderson, Tim Gay

Summary:  The STEM Learning and Research (STELAR) Center at EDC, Inc., supports the work of the National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Since 2003, the ITEST program through research and model-building activities, has sought to build understandings of best practice factors, contexts, and processes contributing to K-12 students' motivation and participation in STEM, including information and communications technology (ICT), computing, computer sciences, data analytics, among others) that inform education programs and workforce domains. The session shared research to practice strategies and lessons learned from the STELAR center, ITEST project staff, evaluators, and teacher and student participants, related to what is needed to interest, engage and motivate students to pursue STEM education and career pathways.

See attached presentation slides.

See links to additional resources.