Community for Rural Education, Stewardship and Technology (CREST), a comprehensive project for students and teachers, currently networks the Island Institute, the University of Maine at Machias, Bowdoin College, and Maine’s island and coastal schools to form a learning community of 55 students, 44
Through residential research experiences for high school students, and comprehensive workshops for science teachers, approximately 2000 students generate and submit genetic data to the International Barcode of Life Initiative.
M-SOS-W: Middle Schoolers out to Save the World in this project, approximately 600 sixth graders from seven middle schools in Louisiana, Maine, Texas and Vermont are monitoring home energy use under supervision of their (14) teachers. The data are being used to develop optimum scenarios for
CREST networked 17 island and coastal schools throughout Maine into a learning community focusing on finding ways that students can use technology to find solutions to community questions.
IDEAS: Inquiry-based Dynamic Earth Applications of Supercomputing, Seeing the Big Picture with Information Technology
Sixty participating teachers at the University of Maine, as well as 180 students integrate computational modeling with existing middle school science curriculum to run computer models and to create high resolution interactive visualization output.
WGBH Educational Foundation produced and disseminated an integrated set of media-based resources to support the national ITEST program, its Learning Resource Center, and local ITEST project participants across the country.