As part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this case study features the Greene Scholars Program and Digital Youth Divas as programs doing exceptional family engagement work. The study focuses on the following four areas highlighted in the programs that make for successful family engagement efforts.
As part of the STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this case study features out of school time programs that offer STEM programs for youth and their families. The study points out that very out of school opportunities exist for students and even less offer strong family engagement efforts.
Changing the Game in STEM with Family Engagement: A White Paper for Practitioners and Field Leaders to Empower Families in STEM
As part of STEM Next Opportunity Fund’s Family Engagement Project, this white paper was released to support leaders in the field to best connect with families. The paper reviews promising STEM opportunities for children and their families, in addition to offering recommendations to make such opportunities more inclusive.
The STEM2 Hub has successfully secured state appropriations funding twice. The ecosystem leverages strong partnerships to build support for long-term systems change in the state.
Newton to Bernoulli – Engaging Tomorrow’s Innovators – Early Childhood Workshop by the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance
Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is engaging and inspiring students at a young age to set them up for STEM success. See two demonstration units appropriate for PreK-3rd grade students on Archimedes and Bernoulli.
The Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance presented this workshop as an “Ecosystem to Ecosystem – E2E” session during the Fall 2018 STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening in Newport Beach, CA in November 2018.
Why is early childhood STEM education significant? What is the importance of adopting a larger-than-life, ecosystem perspective when looking at early childhood STEM education? What does that look like in math and science education across multiple learning environments? The session highlights key research findings from leading early childhood STEM education experts. Each researcher discusses one critical area in a brief format followed by a moderated discussion.
Newport Beach, CA – Fall 2018 STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening
Richard Arum, UC Irvine
Kimberly Brenneman, Heising-Simons Foundation
Deborah J. Stipek, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Greg J. Duncan, UC Irvine, Department of Education
Douglas Clements, University of Denver, Early Math Education
The Progress of Education Reform: STEM in Early Childhood: Its Importance & Relevance to STEM Learning Ecosystems
Highlights of key research findings from leading early childhood STEM education experts to include why early learning is significant across multiple learning environments.
This panel showcased lessons learned from expanded education and post-secondary training programs in New Orleans and Baton Rouge working with vulnerable and/or underserved populations.
STEM Ready America: Inspiring and Preparing Students for Success with Afterschool and Summer Learning
With flexible and fun learning environments, expanded education opportunities keep students sharp and excited about learning. They also help to eliminate learning gaps over the course of a child’s life. The Compendium shares stories from the field to inspire powerful expanded education programs in your community.
The Society for Science and the Public shows how science fairs can be an important community-based tool to engage students and families in STEM.