Partnerships and Collaboration

National Science Foundation - Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies Program Solicitation

The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts:


Teams finish global underwater robot competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Hosted by ITEST project Using MATE's ROV Competitions..., the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition ended Saturday at Michigan's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Teams worked with robots in a large tank while judges evaluated their performance along with engineering and communication.


Marine sanctuary hosts underwater robot event

The 13th annual Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition takes place Thursday through Saturday. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will host more than 60 teams this week from 18 states and 13 countries for an underwater robot competition hosted by ITEST project Using MATE's ROV Competitions...Teams will work with their robots in a large tank and judges will be evaluating their performance along with engineering and other factors. Spectators are encouraged to come and watch teams navigate through the missions on a live f


A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

This paper aims to share EDC’s learnings from developing and implementing this method including addressing issues of trust between youth and adult team members, appropriately acknowledging youth contributions, balancing the roles of mentors and adult design partners, and making dynamic curriculum adjustments based on participants learning styles and skill levels.


Building Strong Public/Private Partnerships in Information Technology: A Cross Cultural Primer

This guide will help educators and employers working in Information Technology School-to-Career partnerships understand the concept of organizational culture, recognize the common issues that interfere with partnership building, and implement strategies to build strong and successful educator/employer partnerships.


Scientist goes mad for philanthropy and teaching 

This year’s Harlem Children Society students – some from families torn apart by incarceration, others first generation immigrants from countries as far flung as Ghana and Guyana, and all promising students who qualify for free lunch – will meet their mentors, who are reknowned scientists at leading research institutions, for the first time at an induction ceremony at NYU’s Kimmel Center.  The students will celebrate their accomplishments in two hallmark events: the HCS Science Boat Cruise and the Harlem Science Parade & Street Fair & Festival.


Students say goodbye to CREST

After five years, sixteen school partnerships, 75 community partnerships, 300 direct student and teacher collaborations, thousands of students reached indirectly, and over 40 community-based projects, CREST is winding down.  This ITEST project has spent the past five years linking classroom technology with community needs while improving the learning experience for both student and teachers in the process. Student projects ranged from creating ABC books about island landmarks to trail mapping for local land trusts and multi-layered historical and ethnographic research. 


Seven Lessons Learned in Eight Years Hosting the ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC

On July 11, 2011 Joyce Malyn-Smith and Siobhan Bredin presented “Seven Lessons Learned in Eight Years of Hosting the ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC,” as part of a panel session for a cross-division audience of National Science Foundation program officers who are interested in including resource centers in their upcoming program solicitations.

Presented by Joyce Malyn-Smith and Siobhan Bredin at the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, July 2011.


Prime the Pipeline Project (P3): Putting Knowledge to Work

With funding from NSF, the Prime the Pipeline Project (P3) is responding to the need to strengthen the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pipeline from high school to college by developing and evaluating the scientific village strategy and the culture it creates.


Seventh Annual NSF ITEST Summit: STEM Career Development: Nurturing Interest, Persistence, and STEM Self-efficacy

In addition to an NSF cross-program panel and keynote addresses, this Summit featured numerous breakout sessions hosted by ITEST project PIs and evaluators in 4 strands: Shaping educational pathways to STEM careers, Embedding research and assessment into project work, Evaluation, and Topics of general interest.

Embedding Research and Assessment into Project Work

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