America is home to extraordinary assets in science, engineering, and mathematics that, if properly applied within the educational system, could revitalize student interest and increase proficiency in these subjects and support an American economic renewal, according to a new report from an independent council of Presidential advisors. The new report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)—20 of the Nation’s leading scientists and engineers appointed by the...
Below you can search a library of resources related to the major themes of the ITEST program. This library contains publications, newsletters, curricula, presentations, news items, and more. These resources will be useful to a variety of educators, policy-makers and researchers concerned with expanding the interests and skills of students and teachers in the fields of Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM). Staff in the NSF ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) regularly add relevant resources. If you would like to suggest a resource, please send email to email@example.com. You can sort the resources by any of the fields below. To search the STEM Education Instrument Database, please click here.
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Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s FutureSeptember, 2010
October 13, 2010 – 2:00-3:00 ET
This webinar explored types of embedded assessments, how to include them in computer-based activities, and a model system for collecting data for teachers, students, and researchers. Examples were primarily drawn from the Rhode Island ITEST project, but the systems in which materials are embedded could be used by other projects.
Contributor(s): Daniel Damelin, ITEST Principal Investigator for cohort 5 project...October, 2010
Source: November 2010 | vol. 53 | no. 11 | Communications of the ACM
By: Stephen Cooper (former ITEST PI), Lance C. Pérez, and Daphne Rainey
Enhancing student learning and understanding by combining theories of learning with the computer’s unique attributes.
In “Comp utati onal Thinkin g,”14 Jeannette Wing struck a chord that has resonated strongly (generating positive as well as negative responses) with many computer scientists and non-computer scientists. Read the...November, 2010
Place-Based Education and Geographic Information Systems: Enhancing the Spatial Awareness of Middle School Students in Maine
Spatial literacy is a new frontier in K–12 education. This article describes a place-based introductory GIS/GPS middle school curriculum unit in which students used measuring tools, GPS units, and My World GIS software to collect physical and spatial data of trees to create a schoolyard tree inventory. Maine students completed “memory maps” of their schoolyards as a pre/post exercise assessment. A statistically significant increase in students’ spatial...October, 2010
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Seventh Annual NSF ITEST Summit - STEM Career Development: Nurturing Interest, Persistence, and STEM Self-efficacy
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Sixth Annual NSF ITEST Summit - Preparing Tomorrow's STEM...
A consortium of for-profit and non-profit organizations, scientists, educators and concerned citizens of all ages, the CMM campaign strives to increase awareness of and interest in STEM. Resources include networking opportunities and video clips.November, 2010
ITEST Program Findings on Youth Motivation, Interest, and Identity as it Relates to STEM Career Development, Nov. 2010 - Webinar Archive
During this webinar, participants heard from ITEST projects working across the U.S. to learn specific frameworks for fostering and assessing youth motivation and STEM career interest.
This webinar discussed recent developments in theory and measurement of youth interest in STEM careers. The purpose of the webinar was to share Principal Investigator knowledge of measurement techniques, analysis problems, and theories of youth motivation. The participants discussed active strategies...November, 2010
Positionality Matters: Understanding Culture and Context from the Perspective of Key Stakeholders - Supplemental Resources
This document is a supplemental resource to the ITEST Community webinar, “Positionality Matters: Understanding Culture and Context from the Perspective of Key Stakeholders” for the AEA365 Blog post on the same topic. It includes the slides from the webinar as well as a list of resources useful for gaining more information about Utilization-Focused Evaluation, cultural responsiveness, and engaging stakeholders.
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Some free downloads are available.March, 2011
Description: Two studies share findings on motivation and persistence in STEM.
Presenters/Projects: Sheron Mark and Catherine Wong, IT and College Pathways through Application of Technology to Explore Urban Ecological Challenges; Melissa Koch, Girls InnovaTE3
Sheron Mark and Catherine Wong present results of “A Longitudinal Examination of High School Students' Exploration of STEM Careers,” conducted to examine the impact of a...March, 2011
Description: Representatives from two projects will discuss how they have engaged and communicated effectively with parents and other stakeholders.
Presenters/Projects: Giti Javidi, Digispired II; Alok Verma, MarineTech Project
Giti Javidi shared strategies used by “Digispired II: Digital Inspiration for Practice of STEM,” to communicate effectively with parents and teachers via parent awareness workshops and STEM summit to...March, 2011
Description: This session discusses elements of ITEST models for teacher change (pedagogic agency and collaborative professional development through technology integration). Format: Presentation
Presenters/Projects: Bob Coulter, CSI (Community Science Investigators); Katherine Hayden, iQUEST
In “Teacher Agency for Technological Innovation,” Bob Coulter challenges participants to consider the role of teachers’ pedagogic agency...March, 2011
Description: Socially responsible curricula prepares the learner to engage in acts that benefit society at large. This responsibility can be passive, by avoiding socially harmful acts, or active, by performing activities that advance social goals. Socially responsible curriculum is often overlooked rather than undervalued in STEM curriculum.
Presenters/Projects: Christina White and Anthony Petrosino, Beyond Blackboards
In “Socially...March, 2011
Description: This session presents findings on gender differences in dispositions in STEM found among participants in the ITEST project Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW).
Presenters/Projects: Gerald Knezek and Tandra Tyler-Wood, Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW)
In “Girl-Friendly Middle School STEM?,” Gerald Knezek and Tandra Tyler-Wood shared data disaggregated by gender for Middle Schoolers Out to...March, 2011
Description: This session focuses on the challenges and benefits of involving students in conducting authentic research, as well as effective strategies for implementing this kind of experience.
Presenters/Projects: Maureen Munn, Exploring Databases; Jeanne Chowning, Bio-ITEST
In “Student Research Experiences,” Maureen Munn and Jeanne Chowning shared some of the challenges and rewards inherent in projects that...March, 2011