Preparing Tomorrow's STEM Workforce Through Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

Full Description: 

From 2003 to 2012, EDC led the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Learning Resource Center (LRC) for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and EDC now leads the current ITEST STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR). This product features a series of six articles that highlight key themes and lessons learned in the first five years of ITEST. During these years, the LRC—funded by NSF to serve as a central point of coordination and communication across all funded projects—had a unique vantage point from which to observe the pioneering efforts of the projects. In each of the series’ articles, ITEST LRC Principal Investigators or key staff members reflect on the program’s progress and outcomes as viewed through the lens of six central themes:

  • “ITEST and Workforce Development,” authored by ITEST LRC PI Joyce Malyn-Smith
  • “Equity and Diversity,” authored by ITEST LRC co-PI Sarita Nair-Pillai
  • “Informal Learning,” authored by ITEST LRC co-PI Tony Streit and Wendy Rivenburgh
  • “ITEST Teacher Professional Development: Distinctive Implementation of Best Practices,” authored by ITEST team member Caroline Parker, with Cathlyn Stylinski, Carla McAuliffe, Marjorie Darrah, Preeti Gupta, and Bercem Akbayin
  • “ITEST Evaluation: It’s About Building Capacity,” authored by ITEST team member Leslie Goodyear
  • “The ITEST Community of Practice: Lessons and Implications,” authored by ITEST Project Director and co- PI Siobhan Bredin, with Ardice Hartry

Author(s): 

Siobhan Bredin (with Ardice Hartry); Leslie Goodyear; Joyce Malyn-Smith; Caroline Parker (with Cathlyn Stylinski, Carla McAuliffe, Marjorie Darrah, Preeti Gupta, Bercem Akbayin); Sarita Pillai; Tony Streit and Wendy Rivenburgh.
 

Publication Date: 

02/08/2010

Length: 

60 pp.