My Next Move Career Assessment

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The My Next Move Career Assessment is an on-line interest assessment with 60 questions targeted to help individuals learn what she/he likes to do. Responses are made on a 5-point scale ranging from strongly dislike to strongly like. Based on the individual’s interests and responses, the information gathered will be used to suggest potentially suitable occupations and careers. My Next Move is intended to assist all jobseekers. It may be especially useful for students, young adults and other first-time workers as they explore potential careers based on their interests.The link below provides

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ITEST Conference Symposia for 2015

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STELAR collaborated with ITEST projects on a number of conference symposium proposals during 2014 for the 2015 conference year. We are thrilled that these three proposals have been selected so far. Learn more about the two presentations we will be leading at AERA and the one planned for NARST.NARST 2015 in Chicago:"Designing Programs that Engage, Motivate, and Interest Youth to Pursue STEM Careers across the NSF Funded ITEST program" with ITEST

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Scientists bring new rigor to education research

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This article in Scientific American features the ITEST project Predicting STEM Career Choice from Computational Indicators of Student Engagement within Middle School Mathematics Classes. The article details efforts to bring more rigorous science to classrooms and research that is showing that our intuitions about education may be wrong.

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Role Model Videos

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Through these role model videos, professionals' real world views and application of math show high school students just how relevant math is to their futures. Filmed on location, professionals tell students about how they use math in their careers and what math meant to them in high school. The role model videos are an important aspect of the"Scaling Up STEM Learning with the VCL" model. Teacher participants in this ITEST project were required to screen videos from this resource and engage their students in discussion about real world use of math and potential interest in STEM occupations. The

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Boat-'bots for brainiacs: LEGO subs launch young engineers

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This video produced by Live Science captures the impact and excitement of the Build IT Underwater Robotics Competition on June 3rd, 2009. Robots were designed, built, and run by middle school and high school students. This event hosted by the Stevens Institute of Technology, well known for its ocean-engineering programs.

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A Learner-Centered Design Method for Educational Technology

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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.

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