Find out if there is a STEM bus or mobile lab in your community by clicking on the member page of the Mobile Laboratory Coalition (MLC) website. MLC is a network of mobile science education programs sharing curricula and ideas to inspire appreciation and knowledge of science and scientific inquiry.
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 […]
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 […]
Libraries are important STEM learning spaces. This brief provides examples of libraries engaging children and families in STEM learning experiences through cross-sector partnerships. Features STAR_Net’s Discover Earth and Discover Tech with library-specific activities, outreach and online/in-person training opportunities.
Community Science Workshops are unique to California, and offer a great model for saturating a community with science: working with schools, community-based organizations, housing projects, libraries, municipalities and parks as needed to transform a community’s experience of science education.
Rubrics – designed for elementary, middle and high schools — developed by North Carolina’s state-level education agency to assist schools or programs in learning the steps necessary to be a quality STEM school or program. Author: North Carolina STEM Center
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.