In this webinar, PIs and evaluators described how they are meeting the challenge of incorporating rigorous research designs and evaluations that provide useful measures of project success, all while developing dynamic activities within the ITEST framework.
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
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
Journal of Science Education and Technology ITEST Special Issue Call for Papers - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 30Opportunities
CALL FOR PAPERS – Special issue on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Development Education
Journal of Science Education and Technology
• EXTENDED Full paper submission deadline: July 30, 2015
(Previously-submitted papers may revise and resubmit before being reviewed)
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.
Fostering Student Motivation and Achievement - Research to Practice and Lessons Learned from the ITEST ProgramEvent
STELAR and select ITEST projects delivered a panel presentation at the Massachusetts STEM Summit in Worcester's DCU Center on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Moderator: Sarita Pillai
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
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.
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.
Insights from the COMPUGIRLS project have provided significant evidence that lack of motivation is a misrepresentation of our girls’ lived experience.