Resources

Resources

4-H and National Geographic Educator Guides
Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

National Geographic’s site for educators includes downloadable curricula units and lessons searchable by age the material is targeted to, subject, or audience. The site also contains daily ideas, mapping tools and other resources that can be used in or out-of-school time or both.

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Cross-Sector Partnerships for Science Learning – The MOST-Science Study
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Underrepresented in STEM

Why should STEM learning organizations partner across sector? This journal article discusses the potential “to meld the scientific resources of a museum with the ability of a local nonprofit to reach underserved students of color” among other examples.

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STEM Schools and Cross-Sector Learning (Webinar by Education Week)
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development, Program Design

Many STEM schools pursue cross-sector strategies as part of their design, including blended formal/informal learning and real-world STEM internships/experiences for students. This Education Week webinar of January 2012 offers an introduction to STEM schools.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers and Federal Agencies
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM

This blog post describes partnerships among federal agencies and 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the country to enhance STEM learning in OST. The agencies include NASA, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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SENCER-ISE (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities-Informal Science Education)
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

If you are looking for information on partnerships between institutions of higher education and informal science institutions, visit the SENCER-ISE (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities-Informal Science Education) website. The project includes ten cross-sector partnerships.

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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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