Key Resources

Key Resources

Igniting the Future
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development, Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Igniting the Future: A Documentary about STEM2 Hub and its work in Northeast Florida The documentary features the story of the innovation, success, and leadership of the Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub.  Founded by the Jacksonville business community under the leadership of Gary Chartrand in 2015, the STEM2 Hub works to improve access to STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & […]

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Building and Strengthening STEM Learning Ecosystems: A Growing Guide to Success
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design

Launched in 2019, the STEM Learning Ecosystems Discussion Series features conversations with Ecosystem leaders from around the world about the most pressing topics facing their communities today. Topics of high interest were identified through survey data and the self-assessment, Ecosystems Indicator Tool (EIT).

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Partnership to Transform STEM Learning – A Case Study of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Ecosystem
Evaluation, Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM

STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice case study that focus on the development and evolution of the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA)—the lead entity of the Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK) ecosystem—and its partners. As part of the study, we collected educational data, exit surveys, indicator tools, and conducted interviews, focus groups, document review, observations, and extensive online research.

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PEAR STEM Learning Ecosystems: Evaluation and Assessment Findings
Evaluation

Researchers at the PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience presented findings from a survey of STEM Learning Ecosystems’ thoughts about collaboration on evaluation and assessment STEM Learning Ecosystems: Evaluation and Assessment Findings. Results revealed that half of the ecosystems are using at least one data collection tool to evaluate STEM learning, and the level of evaluation progress can be […]

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Design for Success: Developing a STEM Ecosystem
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Evaluation

Researchers at the University of San Diego’s Institute for Entrepreneurship in Education asked the question, “How do partners building and running a STEM learning ecosystem define the parameters of an “effective” ecosystem?” The findings from the year-one study can be found in the recent report: Design for Success: Developing a STEM Ecosystem. The findings explore dimensions of eight critical factors identified and […]

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STEM Educators Academy Research Brief – Lessons in Cross-Sector Professional Development and Teaching/Learning
Evaluation, Professional Development

A few months ago, Expand ED Schools – a partner in the New York City STEM Education Network, released a new research brief reporting on the promising findings of the STEM Educators Academy, an ExpandED Schools initiative where classroom teachers and after-school educators engage in joint professional development at premiere science institutions and then work together back at their schools to […]

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National Research Council: Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning
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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Assessing the Impacts of STEM Learning Ecosystems
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Evaluation, Program Design

STEM learning ecosystems harness contributions of educators, policymakers, families, businesses, informal science institutions, afterschool and summer providers, higher education, and many others towards a comprehensive vision of STEM learning for all children. This paper offers evidence of the impact of cross-sector partnerships on young people, and a logic model template for communities so they may further develop the attributes, strategies, […]

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