Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

Indiana’s Department of Education STEM School Self Evaluation
October 23, 2015 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

This Indiana STEM School Self-Evaluation rubric is an example of state level K12 education seeding and supporting cross-sector collaboration. Community engagement and extended learning are required for aspiring STEM schools, while the rubric references the state Afterschool Specialty Standards for STEM.

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Job Description: Administrator, STEM and CTE, Instructional Services Division, OC Department of Education
October 23, 2015 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

This is an example of a job description for a county-level Department of Education (Orange County, CA) professional charged with building cross-sector partnerships.

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Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Design Studio Workbook
October 23, 2015 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design

This design studio workbook, used to facilitate the creation of Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, provides details on the design process and design thinking.

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Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Planning Tools
October 23, 2015 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design

Provides an example of the formation of regional coordinating entity, including situational analysis, strategy/tactics, organizational structure and governance, job descriptions and budgets.

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STEM in Afterschool System-Building Toolkit
October 23, 2015 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This toolkit describes strategies and shares tools and resources to help build the supply and quality of informal science programming in afterschool and summer programs.

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Readiness and Needs Assessment and Program Planning Tools
October 23, 2015 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development, Program Design

These downloadable assessment and planning tools—geared towards OST practitioners—were developed by the California AfterSchool Network and the California STEM Learning Network but are applicable to programs and partnerships in any state. Especially useful are the clear definitions of quality for OST and OST STEM, and the detailed descriptions of what strong partnerships among schools, OST programs, and other stakeholders look like in practice. Supported by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Noyce Foundation and the Samueli Foundation.

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Partnership Pitfalls – from the National Research Council’s Guide to Implementing NGSS
October 23, 2015 · Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, NGSS

This guide is a large document – here we bring your attention to the chapter on creating collaborations, networks and partnerships, and the section on Pitfalls to Avoid.

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