During this webinar we heard from ITEST projects that are developing innovative program models to successfully recruit, retain, and engage youth from underrepresented communities in authentic STEM learning experiences.
ComputerScienceOnline.org provides students and lifelong learners with educational, career and developmental information related to the world of computer science.
ITEST Data Brief Volume 1, Issue 3, June 2012The National Science Foundation ITEST Program explicitly states its commitment to focus on students from groups underserved and underrepresented in STEM and ICT-intensive careers. The ITEST Management Information System (MIS) asked projects to identify characteristics of their student participants, and this Data Brief explores that information to see whether and to what degree projects are working with underserved and underrepresented students.
Presenter: Dr. Angelicque Tucker Blackmon, National Science Foundation
Summary: This presentation shares resources and approaches for culturally relevant science teaching, followed by specific examples of these approaches used by ITEST project staff Deborah Muscella of the Technology at the Crossroads Project in Boston and Simon Karpen of the SUCCEED Apprenticeship project in Raleigh, NC, and a question and answer session.
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Moderator: Sarita Pillai, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC
Presenters: Steve Bean/Jacob Martinez, Girl Game Company; Angela Calabrese Barton, GET City; Heather Almquist, Paleo Exploration
Summary: This webcast featured two projects that utilize collaboration to engage underrepresented youth in Computer Science activities: The Computer Science Collaboration Project, which aims to efficiently increase participation of underrepresented groups and ITEST project, Watsonville Tecnologiaa-Educacion-Comunidad (TEC), an after-school technology program for Latino youth. The vision of the project is to efficiently increase participation of underrepresented groups in computer science opportunities and activities by effectively building coll
Presenters: Siobhan Bredin, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC; Cynthia Newson, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC; Dr. Kimberly A. Scott, COMPUGIRLS; Dr. Kevin Clark, Game Design Through Mentoring and Collaboration; Dr. Daryl Williams, National Science Foundation
ITEST Webinar: Research and Strategies for Engaging African American and Latino Families in Informal STEM EducationEvent
Presenters: Jacob Martinez, Project Director, Watsonville TEC, Animando a Estudiantes con Technologia (AET); Patrik Lundh, Education Researcher, SRI International, Girls InnovaTE3
This Toolkit for Gender Indicators in Engineering, Science and Technology, designed for guidance in collecting sex-disaggregated data in scientific and technological activities, aims at helping decision-makers, researchers, and practitioners understand gender issues better and formulate successful policy and programming. It intends to promote a common approach in the systematic collection of sex-disaggregated data in science and technology.In addition to guidance in collecting data, each Toolkit provides an overview of the participation of women in STEM fields, both in industrialized and
Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce through Exploration, Equity, and Engagement is a product of the previous ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) and includes a series of six articles (plus a preface) highlighting key themes and lessons learned in the first five years of the ITEST program.