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Getting started with the Next Generation Science Standards
September 2, 2016 · NGSS, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

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.

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The Connection, STEM Ecosystem Newsletter, Volume IV, July 2016
July 7, 2016 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Evaluation, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

News, resources and ideas for cross-sector collaborations that engage STEM learners everywhere STEM AND CAREERS/WORKFORCE Career Pathway Systems: Lessons from Miami American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) staff and a group of national leaders recently visited Miami-Dade County Public Schools, renowned for its commitment to providing students with multiple pathways to success. Their career pathway efforts center around programs of study […]

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Every Hour Counts Ten-Year Convening Report
June 2, 2016 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

The expanded learning organization Every Hour Counts – leader of the Frontiers in Urban Science Education Project – releases a report on its recent convening of citywide intermediary and foundation leaders to mark the 10-year anniversary of its founding. The report highlights the potential of expanded learning and K-12 school systems to work together on social-emotional learning, school climate, and […]

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Next Generation STEM Learning for All: Envisioning Advances Based on NSF Supported Research
May 19, 2016 · NGSS

This report synthesizes a one-day National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Forum, “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” organized by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International through the STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) at EDC, the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) at EDC, and the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL), working in close collaboration with NSF and the […]

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The Connection, STEM Ecosystem Newsletter, Volume III, May 2016
May 16, 2016

News, resources and ideas for cross-sector collaborations that engage STEM learners everywhere EVENTS Tuesday, May 17, 9:00AM ET:  Release of the Nation’s Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy, by the National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics. The report card measures how students use and evaluate technology and principles of engineering to solve real-world problems. For more information […]

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Role of Teachers is Key to Building Girls’ Science Identity
April 20, 2016 · Underrepresented in STEM

A recent STELAR blog post details the scale-up of CompuGirls, Phoenix-based program that uses social justice-based multimedia projects to engage young women in activities that increase knowledge, understanding, and awareness of careers in STEM and information and communications technology (ICT). PI Kimberly Scott of Arizona State noted, “probably the most important learning surrounds the role of teachers in the program. […]

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Transforming Government, Transforming Communities: Strengthening the Federal Workforce to Help Communities Implement Place-Based Initiatives
April 15, 2016 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

The Forum for Youth Investment’s Transforming Government, Transforming Communities examines cross-sector “place-based initiatives” of the Obama Administration. Place-based initiatives concentrate funding, flexibility, technical assistance and other support to help selected sites forge integrated approaches to community transformation that cut across individual programs, departments and sectors.

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