2021 ITEST Solicitation Webinar: Solicitation Overview

Video

On June 30, STELAR hosted National Science Foundation Program Officers for an informative webinar on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 19-583). During this webinar NSF Program Officers Bob Russell, Alicia Santiago, and Gavin Fulmer reviewed the goals of the ITEST program, highlighted key aspects of the solicitation, and provided guidance on developing a competitive proposal. Download the 2021 Solicitation Webinar SlidesA second NSF webinar "How to Submit a Competivite ITEST Proposal" was held July 7 with additional tips from NSF

Read More

2021 ITEST Solicitation Webinar: Solicitation Overview

Event

On June 30, STELAR hosted National Science Foundation Program Officers for a series of informative webinars on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 19-583).  During this webinar NSF Program Officers Bob Russell, Alicia Santiago, and Gavin Fulmer, reviewed the goals of the ITEST program, highlighted key aspects of the solicitation, and provided guidance on developing a competitive proposal.

Read More

Supporting Sense Making with Mathematical Bet Lines

Publications

This article presents a mathematics discourse technique adapted from literacy instruction to promote sense making when teachers are launching a lesson about story problems. Math Bet Lines helps all students engage with the meaning of the story problem and is particularly beneficial for emergent multilingual learners. In this article we discuss how teachers implemented the Math Bet Lines technique and share their successes, challenges, and tips for overcoming those challenges.

Read More

Talk is the Ticket to Teaching Math to English Learners

Publications

This article describes a mathematics professional development program for elementary school teachers focused on improving mathematics discourse for all students, in particular emergent multilingual learners. Frameworks, such as the Math Discourse Matrix (Sztajn, Heck, & Malzahn, 2020) that characterizes four types of discourse (correcting, eliciting, probing, responsive) and other resources aimed at planning and implementing lessons that support emergent multilingual learners' engagement in productive mathematical discussions are shared.

Read More

Activating Math Talk: 11 Purposeful Techniques for Your Elementary Students

Publications
Image

Many mathematics teachers agree that engaging students in high-quality discourse is important for their conceptual learning, but successfully promoting such discourse in elementary classrooms—with attention to the needs of every learner—can be a challenge. Activating Math Talk tackles this challenge by bringing practical, math-specific, productive discourse techniques that are applicable to any lesson or curriculum. Framed around 11 student-centered discourse techniques, this research-based book connects purposeful instructional techniques to specific lesson goals and includes a focus on

Read More

What Gets Measured Gets Done: Exploring ATE Evaluators’ and Principal Investigators’ Attention to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Event

Increasingly, evaluators and principal investigators (PIs) are anchoring their work in equity-focused, culturally responsive, and social justice ideals. But we in the evaluation field have not yet established an empirical understanding of how evaluators and PIs define and measure diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In this webinar, we will report an examination of how evaluators and PIs funded by NSF’s ATE program define and measure DEI within their projects.

Read More