Resources included in these libraries were submitted by ITEST projects or STELAR and are relevant to the work of the NSF ITEST Program. PDFs and/or URLs to the original resource are included in the resource description whenever possible. In some cases, full text publications are located behind publishers’ paywalls and a fee or membership to the third party site may be required for access. Permission for use must be requested through the publisher or author listed in each entry.
ITEST PI Meeting 2022 - Day 1, Session 2: Technology Integration and Evidence of LearningVideo
NSF Program Officers invited four ITEST Principal Investigators, to share challenges, successes, and affordances as it related to their work, and posed questions for one another for the audience to consider.
ITEST PI Meeting 2022: Day 1, Session 1: Emerging Theoretical Concepts, Instruments, and ToolsVideo
ITEST PI Meeting 2022 - Day 1, Keynote Kumar GargVideo
Keynote speaker Kumar Garg, Vice President of Partnerships and Managing Director of Schmidt Futures, spoke to this year's themes and shared his perspective on trends and emerging opportunities.
ITEST PI Meeting 2022 - Day 2, Session 1: PartnershipsVideo
ITEST PI Meeting 2022: Day 2, Session 2: Sparks and Levers - Career Awareness Identity, Engagement, and PersistenceVideo
NSF Program Officer Joan Walker moderated a panel discussion of five ITEST Principal Investigators to reflect on essential questions around the session topic. Speakers had originated some of the most powerful and popular frameworks used by the field today.
ITEST PI Meeting 2022 - Day 1, End of Day Plenary and ReflectionVideo
ITEST PI Meeting 2022 - Day 1, Welcome & Opening Remarks by EDU Assistant Dir. James L. MooreVideo
During this opening session, we heard opening remarks from NSF leadership on the meeting themes and an overview of the past year’s ITEST award portfolio.
ITEST Snapshot 2022: An Overview of NSF's ITEST ProgramPublications
Accessible Playground Design: A Community-Connected Elementary Engineering Unit Focused on Designing Accessible Playground EquipmentPublications
In the ConnecTions in the Making project, researchers and district partners work to develop and study community-connected, integrated science and engineering curriculum units that support diverse elementary students’ science and engineering ideas, practices, and attitudes. In the community-connected units, students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades use human-centered design strategies to prototype and share functional solutions to a design challenge rooted in the students’ local community while scientifically exploring the phenomena and mechanisms related to the challenge.One of the units
Delivering Hands-On Experiences with STEM Technologies in Virtual Learning Environments: Professional Development for a Diverse Network of School EducatorsPublications
Diversifying the STEM pipeline requires reforming school educator practices to adjust how STEM messaging and learning experiences influence diverse young people’s interests and trajectory into STEM long-term. Catalyzing Inclusive STEM Experiences All Year Round (CISTEME365) is an NSF multi-pronged project designed to offer professional development and networked community for school educators to improve their knowledge and implementation of STEM experiences for their students. We worked with school educators to create and implement informal hands-on activities with STEM technologies for