Reports

Reports

Inclusion, Disabilities, and Informal Science Learning
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Underrepresented in STEM

This 2010 report by CAISE provides a conceptual framework for inclusion of people with disabilities in informal science education. The authors explain that inclusion requires that learners be able to physically interact with/perceive the space, cognitively engage with the materials and socially interact with one another.

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Carbon County Child and Family Collaborative and Lehigh County Community College: Seamless Network of Educational and Social Programs Promoting School Readiness, College Ready Students, Parent Engagement and Effective Teacher Recruitment, Retention and Training
Underrepresented in STEM, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This schematic details the pathways developed by SHINE and its partners in rural Pennsylvania to support children from school readiness through college and also to prepare effective educators through service learning, mentoring, pre-service teaching in SHINE after-school programs, enrollment in post-secondary teacher preparation, and in-service professional development through cross-sector collaboration. Author: Schools and Homes in Education (SHINE) After School Program

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Pathways to STEM Success Project
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

Supported by the Hive Chicago Fund, the Pathways to STEM Success project convenes organizations that offer STEM pathways programs, provides a forum for comparing different approaches, identifying critical program components, exploring how they interact, and documenting best practices in recruiting diverse participants, retaining, and supporting them in pursuing STEM careers. Led by Project Exploration, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the […]

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Beyond the Pipeline: STEM Pathways for Youth Development
Youth Pathways

This article published in the Fall 2012 issue of Afterschool Matters by Gabrielle Lyon, Jameela Jafri and Kathleen St. Louis, offers the metaphor of Youth Pathways to replace the STEM “pipeline” when conceptualizing how young people progress toward STEM careers. The authors argue that “pipeline is a limited—and limiting—framework that undermines young peoples’ needs for multiple entry and “re-entry” points […]

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Wallace Foundation Webinar on Providence & Boston’s Digital Badging Initiatives
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Youth Pathways

The Providence After School Alliance and Boston After School & Beyond have been collaborating on a process to design new citywide STEM and college readiness badging systems that have the potential to recognize, motivate, validate, and link competencies and achievements gained in and out-of-school. During the webinar, the presenters discussed their vision for digital badging, the process for bringing together […]

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Exploring the Process of Scaling Up (Christopher Dede and Cynthia Coburn)
Program Design

This chart and other work by Dede and Coburn can be immensely helpful to ecosystem cultivators confronting the challenges of scale. Sources: Christopher Dede, Harvard University Graduate School of Education; Cynthia Coburn, “Rethinking Scale: Moving Beyond Numbers to Deep and Lasting Change,” Educational Researcher (2003).

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Strategies That Engage Minds: Empowering North Carolina’s Economic Future
Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

North Carolina’s STEM Scorecard—an in-depth look at STEM in NC—is an example of a comprehensive planning document on the state level.

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