The STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit was held on Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, 2016, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA. The Summit was an opportunity for ITEST Principal Investigators (PIs) and evaluators to come together and share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. More than 150 people attended the Summit, representing 80 ITEST projects.
Date: Wednesday, February 10th
Time: 2:00-3:15 ET
In order to ensure that all students are adequately prepared for success in college and careers, states and districts across the country are working to provide multiple educational pathways to better meet the needs of students, employers, and the economy. In recent years, states and district have been working to build career pathways to provide students with education and workforce preparation opportunities linked to additional training and jobs.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting is a widely recognized global science gathering, bringing thousands of scientists, engineers, policymakers, educators, and journalists together to discuss the most recent developments in science and technology. The 2016 meeting will be held February 11-15 in Washington, DC.
Register by January 19, 2016, for reduced rates on the registration and membership.
On November 9th, 2015 Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) and SRI International, with the support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), hosted a one-day Forum on “Next Generation STEM Learning for All” in Washington D.C.
The National Science Foundation's online magazine, Science Nation, recently featured an article and video of ITEST PI's Mike Barnett's Urban Hydrofarmer's Project. The project instructs students in the construction of solar-powered hydroponic systems, guides them through them hydroponic farming techniques, and allows them to reap the benefits by selling the organic produce at local farmer's markets. Exposing students to real-world applications
STELAR would like to congratulate Dr. Kimberly A. Scott, Principal Investigator for the CompuGirls ITEST project, on her appointment by President Obama to lead the National STEM Collaborative.
Attendees joined us in discussing the elements of Career Education that can help frame your ITEST proposal/project and the types of workforce/career education data that projects should be collecting to document students’ journeys to STEM careers.
National Science Foundation - Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program SolicitationOpportunities
ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that:
Building on NSF's early investments in Making, the purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to encourage EAGER proposals to conduct exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches that advance the frontier of knowledge with respect to STEM learning and design thinking.
About the Annual Meeting
The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas -- from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow's education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world.