Implementing Innovative Technologies to Enhance STEM Education in K-12 Settings: What do youth know about and what can they do with technology?
Wednesday, March 4 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Location: Ballroom C1
Abstract: What does it take to effectively interest and prepare students as participants in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce of the future? What are the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that students need in order to participate productively in the changing workforce in STEM, particularly in STEM-related information and communication technology (ICT) areas? How do students acquire them? Using the National Science Foundation’s ITEST program as a framework, this panel will share perspectives from researchers who are implementing and studying strategies funded to engage and prepare youth in the STEM-related ICT fields. The outcome for this interactive panel presentation is to share strategies used to engage youth in STEM-related ICT fields and demonstrate the use of innovative technologies in K-12 settings. Participants will leave the session with ideas for implementing innovative technologies with youth in their own settings.