The National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program promotes K–12 students’ interests and capacities to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. The ITEST program supports projects that provide evidence for factors, instructional designs, and practices in formal and informal learning environments that broaden participation of students from 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 skillsets needed for emerging STEM occupations are strongly encouraged. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.
TECHNOLOchicas is an initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.
EarSketch is a STEAM-based program for underrepresented populations in high school computer science education. The programprovides an innovative learning experience by blending computer-coding concepts with music theory.