This paper, based on a review of over 200 publications related to approximately 110 ITEST projects, seeks to respond to the broadening participation question in the ITEST solicitation. While all ITEST projects include “broadening participation” as a central goal, we found that publications
Authentic Inquiries into Local Issues: Increasing Engagement and Building a Sense of STEM Identity and Agency
This paper focuses on ITEST projects that center on authentic inquiries into locally relevant issues.
In this white paper we describe youth engagement in cyber-rich science in a community setting, involving both knowledge/practice development and identity work through scientifically rigorous, culturally responsive, and generative activities.
The WGBH Educational Foundation and the Education Development Center, Inc. collaborated to create a series of six individual ITEST project profile videos and multiple video clips submitted by projects and edited by WGBH.
Moderator: Sarita Pillai, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC