Ninth Annual NSF ITEST Summit


Recorded webinar sessions from the Ninth Annual NSF ITEST Summit are linked below.

DAY 1 - Recorded Sessions
Welcome and Event Overview
Presenters: Joyce Malyn-Smith, Principal Investigator, ITEST Learning Resource Center, EDC; Darryl Williams, ITEST Lead Program Director, National Science Foundation; Sylvia James, ITEST Program Director, Deputy Division Director (Acting), Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL); Jeanne Chowning, Summit Planning Committee, ITEST Project Principal Investigator; and Gillian Roehrig, Summit Planning Committee, ITEST Project Principal Investigator.

Keynote: Making Makers: Implications for STEM Workforce Development
Presenter: Dale Dougherty, Editor and Publisher MAKE, and General Manager, Maker Media Division of O’Reilly Media, Inc. 
Description: Dale Dougherty, from Maker Faire discussed in the context of ITEST program the goal to develop a workforce capable of driving future transformative discoveries and innovations in STEM. No presentation available.

Lunch & Plenary: What is Evidence?
Presenters: Joy Frechtling, Vice President, Education Studies Group, Westat – Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE) Program Evaluator; Vera Michalchik, Director of Research on Informal Learning Environments, SRI International’s Informal Science Education (ISE) Program Evaluator; and Patrick Shields, Director, Center for Education Policy, SRI International’s ITEST Program Evaluator 
Description: NSF program evaluators for ITEST, ISE, and REESE share insights on the importance and impact of good evidence from a program perspective.

See attached for presentation slides.

DAY 2 - Recorded Sessions
Management Information System (MIS) and Evaluation
Presenters: Carrie Parker, Co-Principal Investigator, ITEST Learning Resource Center; Marjorie Wechsler, Education Policy Analyst, SRI International, ITEST Program Evaluator; Beverly Farr, Program Director, MPR Associates, Inc.
Description: Updates were provided on the 2011 MIS report; program evaluation and summative LRC evaluation were discussed
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Plenary: Career Development 

Presenters: David Blustein, Professor, Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Department, Boston College; Julia Martas, Civil Rights and Gender Equity Coordinator - Postsecondary and Career Education Division, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Washington D.C.; Rich Feller, Professor, Counseling and Career Development, Colorado State University, President-Elect National Career Development Association  

Description: Experts on career development theory and implementation share current research and implications for ITEST. 

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Report Out from Strands
Description: Strand facilitators provide a summative report out of the highlights of the strand discussions.  This information will be synthesized and form the basis of the development of an ITEST STEM workforce development model. More details on this process will be made available by the ITEST LRC in the coming months.  The goal of this year’s Summit was to explore, as a community, evidence gathered across the ITEST program and determine how this evidence collectively contributes to a common STEM workforce development model that can be replicated nationally. 

In plenary sessions and small breakout working sessions, participants worked to articulate central components of this model and evidence of their effectiveness. In the strands, facilitators and participants covered the following focus areas:

Strand A: Local context  and cultural relevance - Facilitators: Angelique Tucker Blackmon / Karen Peterman
Strand B: STEM skills and knowledge - Facilitators: Gill Roehrig / Rachel Becker-Klein
Strand C: Partnerships - family, community, industry - Facilitators: Beth McGrath / Ginger Fitzhugh
Strand D: Career pathways - Facilitators: Jeanne Chowning / Kirk Knestis 
Strand E: Youth development - Facilitators: Mike Barnett / Camille Ferguson
Strand F: Teacher professional development - Facilitators: Kathy Hayden / David Reider

See attached for presentation slides.

Next Steps on Model Development and Closing Remarks
Presenters: Joyce Malyn-Smith, Principal Investigator, ITEST Learning Resource Center and Darryl Williams, ITEST Lead Program Director, National Science Foundation, share next steps and give closing remarks for the 9th annual summit.