May 2015, Volume 2, Issue 5
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

STELAR and other National Science Foundation resource centers, including MSPNet, ARC, CAISE, CADRE, CIRCL, and CS10K, have invited Principal Investigators of NSF-funded projects to share brief videos demonstrating their innovative work in the online 2015 NSF Teaching and Learning Video Showcase.  The showcase is a great way to learn about work in other NSF programs, get inspiration for future projects, and find potential partners. Join us on May 11-15 to view  the showcase and discuss cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning!

Also, STELAR is hosting an NSF ITEST proposal development workshop on Tuesday, June 9, to be held at Tuskegee University in Alabama.  The workshop is open to individuals who have not previously received ITEST funding. Attendance is limited so interested parties are encouraged to register soon.  We also invite you to share this invitation with others in your networks!

Sarita Pillai

NSF Teaching & Learning Video Showcase

Join STELAR for the first online 2015 NSF Teaching and Learning Video Showcase, organized by TERC This online event will showcase cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning of STEM and CS. Videos are produced by researchers and educators.

From May 11-15, participate by watching the videos on the showcase site, commenting, and voting for your favorites! The highest rated videos will receive Public Choice awards. 

Project Spotlight

Project spotlights illuminate different projects in the ITEST community. Contact us to contribute your story.

STELAR had the opportunity to speak with Lucy Dunne (University of Minnesota), about the Smart Clothing, Smart Girls project, which is a collaborative strategy project with Susan Ashdown (Cornell University) using apparel design as a vehicle to attract middle school girls to STEM learning and engineering careers.
      "We've developed a curriculum of informal learning experiences that introduces girls to... geometry and spatial manipulation, electronics, impact protection, and thermal transfer... "

Read our blog  to learn more about this project.

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STELAR is supported by NSF grant #1312022 (STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR)). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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