Key Resources

Key Resources

Frontiers in Urban Science (FUSE) Resource Guide
Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This resource guide offers strategies to build STEM infrastructure in afterschool working in partnership with schools.

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Elementary/Middle School STEM Implementation
Program Design

These documents from the Indiana Department of Education illustrate varying levels of STEM initiative implementation across K-12, with action items and corresponding metrics. Areas detailed include infrastructure, instruction, curriculum and expanded learning.

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Readiness and Needs Assessment and Program Planning Tools
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
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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STEMconnector: The One Stop Shop for STEM Information
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career

Use the STEMconnector as a jumping off point to understand the landscape of STEM initiatives in your city or region, and beyond.

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