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STELAR Webinar: NSF ITEST Solicitation Information - June 16, 2016 at 3 pm - 4 pm ET

STELAR Webinar: NSF ITEST Solicitation Information
June 16, 2016 at 3 pm - 4 pm ET

Please join NSF Program Officers and STELAR staff for a webinar presentation on the current NSF ITEST solicitation (15-599). Proposals are due on Wednesday, August 10. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 16, from 3-4pm ET.

To register, click here. After registering, you will receive a follow-up email with webinar access details prior to the webinar.

Synopsis of ITEST Program:
ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase student awareness of STEM and ICT careers; (2) motivate students to pursue the education necessary to participate in those careers; and/or (3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop their knowledge of related content and skills (including critical thinking skills) needed for entering the STEM workforce.

ITEST projects may adopt an interdisciplinary focus on multiple STEM domains, focus on a single domain, or focus on one or more sub-disciplines within a domain. ITEST projects must involve students, and may also include teachers. The ITEST program is especially interested in broadening participation of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM fields and related education and workforce domains. Projects that actively engage business and industry partners to better ensure that PreK-12 experiences foster the knowledge and skill-sets needed for emerging STEM-related occupations are strongly encouraged.

ITEST supports two project types: Strategies projects and SPrEaD (Successful Project Expansion and Dissemination) projects. Strategies projects support the design, implementation, and testing of innovative educational experiences that support the objectives of the ITEST program. SPrEaD projects support the wider and broader testing and dissemination of promising strategies to generate evidence and greater understanding of contextual factors that operate to enhance, moderate, or constrain anticipated project impacts. All ITEST projects may include activities designed to inform judgments regarding the feasibility of implementing strategies in typical learning environments associated with formal classrooms, out-of-school settings, or combinations of such environments.

Questions? Email stelar@edc.org or visit our website: http://stelar.edc.org.