2008 News & Events Archive
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10/02/2008 - 10:07am
On this webinar, ITEST project staff from across the U.S. showcased curriculum materials on topics ranging from video game development to ecology, which are designed for middle/high school teachers and students, and are available online at no charge. These curricula encourage and support innovative STEM learning and teaching and have been adapted through collaboration with partners, educators and students across the ITEST program.
Click on the website address to view the webinar archive. Click on the attachment to view a pdf of the PowerPoint presentation.
09/17/2008 (All day) - 09/19/2008 (All day)
Session: Lessons from NSF's ITEST Program: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students & Teachers
Facilitator: Tony Streit, Co-PI, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC ITEST program session for a national cross-section of program providers, researchers, and policy-makers in the growing movement for science and technology in out-of-school time. Conference sessions included research-based best practices, curriculum development and evaluation, with a particular focus on equity and access issues for underrepresented populations.
Effective Strategies for Working with Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (Part 2)09/01/2008 - 12:04pm
Hosted by the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP)
Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert of the LRC facilitated and co-presented on this discussion of relevant research about working effectively with girls in STEM and highlighted two program models that are successfully integrating research-based strategies into their girl-serving STEM programs. Click the website link below, to view the archive of this webcast and read a summary publication.
09/01/2008 (All day)
Christina Gilmore from the Tech-Success ITEST project at the University of Oklahoma – Norman presented an overview of the ITEST program along with specific strategies from her ITEST project focused on young people with disabilities.
08/28/2008 (All day)
The Earth Times
Company hosts high school students on Belle Isle for day of learning and fun FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., -- As part of the company's ongoing commitment to help improve the community by developing young technical talent, Robert Bosch LLC associates are donating their time and expertise to fuel a group of Detroit high school students' interest in science. Click on the website link to read more.
08/01/2008 (All day)
Savannah Morning News
Amid its sea breezes, stately oaks and softly-treading deer, Ossabaw Island has seen an unusual amount of student activity this summer, a situation that will help bring this singular environment into classrooms across the state.
View the video: http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1747186813
07/11/2008 (All day)
XTech at the California Exploratorium featured on ABC affiliate station KGO Television, click on the website link to view the video.
07/01/2008 - 3:53pm
In this first of a planned series of webcasts to connect ITEST project participants from across projects on topics of mutual interest, ITEST environmental science student and teacher project participants from Maine (CREST) and Massachusetts (Urban Ecology) showcased their work and discussed the impact participation in the ITEST program has had on their lives and on their view of their communities.
Middle school students immersed in computer programming at UNCW: Students immersed in programming summer lab06/26/2008 (All day)
By Vicky Eckenrode, Staff Writer
Lucas Coleman has been assigned the train problem before.
If train A leaves Santa Fe at 7:30 traveling 60 miles per hour, and train B leaves Phoenix at ...
But it wasn't until this week that Coleman, a 14-year-old student at Topsail Middle School, took the classic word problem into his own hands. He designed the trains and programmed his own "rate x time = distance" scenario to determine whether the engines would crash. Click the website link to read more.
06/02/2008 (All day)
ASU in the Community
Catherine Traywick, ASU in the Community feature writer
“We don’t have a lot of homegrown scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians in the United States,” says Tirupalavanam Ganesh, assistant dean for information systems at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton College of Education. “In order to grow our own, we need to open up avenues for everyone to come into these fields.”
Examining 4-H Robotics and Geospatial Technologies in the Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Topics06/01/2008 (All day)
Journal of Extension: June 2008, Volume 46 Number 3, Article Number 3IAW7
Bradley S. Barker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Gwen Nugent, University of Nebraska-Lincoln ;Neal Grandgenett, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Abstract: The study reported here investigated the use of educational robotics, paired with GPS and GIS geospatial technologies, as a context for learning selected concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within a 4-H camp setting. The study involved 38 students between the ages of 11 to 15. A pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design was used in the study, with a 29-question multiple-choice instrument targeting various academic topics. The results of the study suggest that the 4-H robotics and geospatial summer camp program is a promising approach for supporting STEM-related learning, as represented by a significant increase of means from pretest to posttest. Click on the website link to read more.
05/29/2008 (All day)
The Bay State Banner: May 2008, Vol.43, No 42
Behavior problems, increased liability and a lack of green space make it difficult for teachers in some of Boston’s public high schools to take their students outside for lessons about the environment. But the Urban Ecology Institute (UEI) is trying to change that. Click on the website to read more.
04/03/2008 (All day)
University of Minnesota
OVPR (Office of the Vice President for Research)
U of M researchers find novel ways to engage students
A significant measure of success for students is the extent to which they’re participating in critical fields like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) — areas that are increasingly important to Minnesota’s global competitiveness.
04/01/2008 (All day)
The 2006--2007 year Challenge engaged a large number of students from within the United States and countries across the globe. 2600 students from 50 countries registered for the challenge. Over 400 formed international teams. Click the link below to view the photos.
03/28/2008 - 10:00am
ITEST Learning Resource Center - National Science Teachers Association Presentation
03/01/2008 - 10:21am
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
03/01/2008 (All day)
National Science Foundation
Press Release 08-037
New Jersey students publish their findings, present their work at the National Science Foundation
Opportunities for high school students to do research as part of a science class are -- sadly -- all too rare. Where such opportunities do exist, students often find themselves going through the motions of an experiment with a predetermined outcome. Click on the website to read more.
Using evaluation research methodology to inform workforce development strategies and project scale-up - Fifth Annual NSF ITEST Summit02/05/2008 (All day) - 02/06/2008 (All day)
This summit's focus was on Using Evaluation-Research Methodology to Inform Workforce Development Strategies and Project Scale-Up. Some of the summit presentations and panels were Webcast, click the link below to view the archives at the Learning Times Web site.
02/01/2008 (All day)
Addison High School Daily Announcements
Addison was well represented at the Tri County Science Fair this week. Maurina Aranda’s research on the chloride levels of Bean Creek and the St. Joseph River was the #1 project in the Environmental category. She also received the Stubnitz award for best environmental research. Out of 180 projects, Maurina’s project was awarded third place overall. Her outstanding work allowed her to bring home two medals, two judges’ ribbons, certificates and $205 in prize money. Maurina did her work as a member of Biology II and this work was supported by the National Science Foundation’s TITiC grant. Congratulations to Maurina Aranda for her accomplishments.
02/01/2008 (All day)
GSA Today: A Publication of the Geological Society Of America
Understanding science and technology is key to our next generation’s success. Conveying the excitement of science and effectively melding it with technology in both field and classroom settings can be a challenge for many K–12 educators. Middle school is a critical juncture in a child’s educational experience, when interest in science and technology is budding. If this interest is captured, it can lead to a lifetime of learning and, for some, a rewarding profession. Click on the attachement to read more.