Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Time for a New ISEF Sponsor to take a Shot! Science Fairs Are an Important Arrow in the STEM Education Quiver
February 24, 2017 · Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Opportunity is knocking for the next champion of the world’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious and most inclusive high school STEM competition to step forward: International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is up for grabs.  

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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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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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Changing the Game for Girls in STEM
April 14, 2016 · Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM

A new report released by Techbridge identifies promising strategies – and calls for funders to adopt new approaches to ensure all girls – and particularly low-income girls of color – have access to high quality STEM learning opportunities that engage and interest them to pursue STEM education and careers.

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Badging Practice Brief: Recommendations from Boston Beyond’s 2015-16 Digital Badge Pilot
April 2, 2016 · Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Boston After School & Beyond – lead for BoSTEM – releases a brief summarizing lessons from its 2015-2016 Badge Pilot (supported by the Noyce Foundation) in which seven long-time partners of Boston Beyond with experience measuring program quality and skill outcomes for youth piloted a new digital badging system. These programs predominantly served students in grades 6 through 8. The […]

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Connecting the Dots: Data Use in Afterschool Systems
April 2, 2016 · Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

When it comes to the use of data in afterschool systems, people and processes are as important as technology, a new study commissioned from Chapin Hall by The Wallace Foundation finds. This interim report examines afterschool data systems in nine cities that are part of The Wallace Foundation’s Next Generation Afterschool System-Building initiative, a multi-year effort to strengthen systems that […]

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National Research Council: Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning
March 11, 2016 · Evaluation, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This summer, the National Research Council (NRC) released Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings, identifying three criteria for programs to result in strong outcomes for students: 1) engage young people intellectually, academically, socially and emotionally, 2) respond to young people’s interests, experiences and cultural practices, and 3) connect STEM learning in out-of-school, school, home and other settings. The report, authored […]

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