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.
TheWoodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship supports teaching certification and a master’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) teaching field for career changers and recent graduates with STEM backgrounds. The goal of the teaching fellowship program is to recruit, train, and retain the nation’s best and brightest STEM teachers.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Making Caring Common2018–2019 Youth Advisory Board is a diverse group of young people from across the country who are committed to making schools caring and respectful places through everyday interactions.
School systems across the country should do more to ensure that current and former English language learners have access to STEM education, a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds. The report follows up on a 2017 study that detailed how under-resourced schools and underprepared educators hinder efforts to help students learn English.