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STEM+C Solicitation Webinars

Presenters: Arlene de Strulle, Program Lead, EHR and Jan Cuny, Program Lead, CISE

Dates: February 9th, 2 -3:30 (EST) and February 12th, 1-2:30 (EST)
To RSVP for the February 9th webinar: http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/webinars/webinar_info?id=403
To RSVP for the February 12th webinar: http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/webinars/webinar_info?id=404

For more information on the STEM+C Solicitation: http://hub.mspnet.org/index.cfm/27889

Overview: The STEM+Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) program is a joint research and development effort of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) and Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). The program to (1) significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing by K-12 students and teachers through research on, and development of, innovative courses, curriculum, course materials, pedagogies, strategies, or models that integrate computing into one or more STEM disciplines (Track 1), and (2) build capacity in K-12 computing education through foundational research and focused teacher preparation (Track 2).

Integration of Computing in STEM Education
In response to the increasing dependence of STEM disciplines on computing and the need for a STEM workforce that has a strong foundation in computing, STEM+C TRACK 1 proposals emphasize integration of computing across disciplines through new models for teaching and learning, innovative courses, curriculum, course materials, and the design, development, and study of potentially new pedagogical strategies, including use of innovative technologies.

Computing Education Knowledge and Capacity Building
Recognizing that computing has a low presence in K-12, TRACK 2 supports discipline specific efforts in computing designed to (1) build an evidence base for the teaching and learning of computing in K-12 within diverse populations, or (2) create scalable models for teacher professional development and sustainable, ongoing teacher support. Proposed efforts should have a strong theoretical and/or empirical rationale informed by the current literature.