Key Resources

Key Resources

Online STEM Professional Development for OST Educators
October 23, 2015 · Professional Development

Click2SciencePD is an interactive professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM Programs, serving children and youth. Sections on sparking youth interest, giving youth control, and developing identity are useful beyond informal science.

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Designing for Equitable Learning Across Settings
October 23, 2015 · Program Design

This research by synthesis by William Penuel, Tiffany Lee, and Bronwyn Bevan provides a set of design principles that emerge from a review of the research literature addressing equity-oriented programs that support learning across settings. The authors also identify key infrastructure elements that support programs successes.

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Empowering Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
October 23, 2015 · Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This site offers Girlstart Online STEM Modules, icebreakers, board games and quick hands-on STEM activities for educators, including 31 days of STEM activities in DeSTEMber.

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SENCER-ISE (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities-Informal Science Education)
October 23, 2015 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

If you are looking for information on partnerships between institutions of higher education and informal science institutions, visit the SENCER-ISE (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities-Informal Science Education) website. The project includes ten cross-sector partnerships.

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Frontiers in Urban Science (FUSE) Resource Guide
October 23, 2015 · Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This resource guide offers strategies to build STEM infrastructure in afterschool working in partnership with schools.

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Elementary/Middle School STEM Implementation
October 23, 2015 · Program Design

These documents from the Indiana Department of Education illustrate varying levels of STEM initiative implementation across K-12, with action items and corresponding metrics. Areas detailed include infrastructure, instruction, curriculum and expanded learning.

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