New STEM Resources & News – September 2016

New STEM Resources & News – September 2016

NGSS Guide for Afterschool: The Afterschool Alliance has released a new guide: Getting Started with the Next Generation Science Standards, intended to help afterschool educators and programs understand what the standards are and why they are important, provide selected resources for further reading, and ideas for what to do next.

Video Guides for Inspiring a Growth Mindset in Math: Stanford University’s youcubed math center has released a new video series aimed at inspiring a ‘Growth Mindset’ in Math. Read youtubemore here.

Guide to STEM on Youtube: The National Afterschool Association has created a guide curating Youtube channels with high-quality STEM content: see here.

globeOnline On-Demand Positive Youth Development Training for Afterschool Educators: Click2SciencePD and Penn State Extension’s Better Kid Care are offering an online, self-directed professional learning program on positive youth development for out-of-school time educators. The PYD lessons are completed on-demand and affordable at $5 per lesson. To learn more about what positive youth development is and how it can be used to improve out-of-school programs, visit To learn more about Click2Science and PYD lessons offered through Better Kid Care, visit

Attention High School Educators:  A request from the National Girls Collaborative Project

A collaborative of organizations including National Girls Collaborative Project, Educational Research Center of America, Destination Imagination, and National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity are surveying high school students’ perceptions of STEM careers. If you are an educator, please fill out out this online form or email to receive a packet of surveys. The researchers thank you for your participation!

Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) Round 3 Due 10/31

According to the Forum for Youth Investment, P3 allows local, tribal and state agencies to enter into an agreement with the federal government to grant broad flexibility in using discretionary federal funds for disconnected youth. P3s can request to (1) blend their existing federal discretionary funds across multiple eligible programs and (2) receive flexibility from specific federal program requirements. The deadline for round 3 of P3 will be October 31, 2016. The discretionary funds that are eligible for round 3 can come from the Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences, Department of Justice and Department of Housing and Urban Development. For more on P3, visit the Forum for Youth Investment’s P3 Hub.