Key Resources

Key Resources

The Research and Practice Collaboratory – Cross-Sector Learning
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development

The R&P Collaboratory engages researchers and practitioners around the country in an effort to address the long-standing gap between educational research and practice in STEM education. One of the collaboratory’s focal areas is Cross-Sector Learning. This page has a wealth of practitioner tools, videos, research papers, and conceptual models related to understanding and implementing an ecological perspective of STEM learning.

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STEM Learning Is Everywhere
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Youth Pathways

This report is the summary of the National Research Council’s 2014 convening to explore how connecting the formal, afterschool and informal education sectors could foster more seamless learning of STEM subjects for students in the elementary and middle grades.

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How Cross-Sector Collaborations Are Advancing STEM Learning
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design

In a February 2014 working paper supported by the Noyce Foundation, Kathleen Traphagen and Saskia Traill examine 15 leading efforts to create STEM Learning Ecosystems. STEM Learning Ecosystems harness unique contributions of educators, policymakers, families, and others in symbiosis toward a comprehensive vision of STEM learning for all children. Read the full report and the executive summary here.

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