Mentor-Connect is the nation’s premier destination for information related to professional development for technician and related STEM educators. Because of Mentor-Connect, faculty development providers efficiently connect with their target participants thereby increasing faculty awareness and participation. Successful practices and resources are broadly shared to promote program improvement, resource development, and useful evaluation; and, students benefit.
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Opportunities For NSF ATE Program Funding And Mentor-Connect Grant Writing Support
Preparing Forms for Your NSF ATE Proposal
Preparing a Budget and Budget Justification for Your NSF ATE Proposal
MATEC Networks is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Resource Center funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation. They provide venues for creating, sharing, and promoting digital resources and faculty professional development for semiconductor manufacturing, automation, electronics, and micro– nanotechnologies. Their Digital Library contains classroom ready resources that are current, relevant, and easy to implement into your curriculum. They also provide free online webinars, techspectives blog, and @MATEC Newsletter to keep you up-to-date with emerging technologies and educational issues. Join NETWORKS in creating a community of education and industry partners dedicated to the ongoing development of a highly skilled workforce.
ATE Central is a freely available online portal and collection of materials and services that highlight the work of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers. These National Science Foundation funded initiatives work with educators from two-year colleges to develop and implement ideas for improving the skills of technicians and the educators who teach them. ATE Central is designed to help educators, students, and the general public to learn about, and use materials from, the entire depth and breadth of the Advanced Technological Education program.
ATE Central helps direct users to a full range of high-impact ATE resources available online, including curricula, learning objects, and podcasts. The portal aggregates information about the materials developed by ATE centers and projects, and organizes them using subject taxonomies, context appropriate keywords, and other digital cataloging techniques.
The FAS4ATE project is seeking PIs, Co-PIs and evaluators to help us develop a system to give you access to real time data for decision making in your ATE work. At a one day workshop you will work with evaluation and formative assessment experts from the US and Australia to understand the key evaluation questions and data needs for your individual project. FAS4ATE will use that information to build an overarching framework for and ATE-wide data system. We hope you’ll join us in collaborating to build a tool that can make evaluation more accessible and effective for the ATE community!
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The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program endeavors to strengthen the skills of technicians, whose work is vitally important to the nation’s prosperity and security. ATE accomplishes this by providing support to test innovations for teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to undergraduates and secondary school students, and the educators who teach them.
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