Resources

Resources

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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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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Lifelong Kindergarten
Program Design

The Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Media Lab is sowing the seeds for a more creative society. The website has a digest of projects relevant to ecosystem cultivators looking to create and connect STEM-rich learning environments.

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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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Center for Digital Badges
Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Youth Pathways

The Center for Digital Badges (CDB) curates resources and information to help OST and summer programs use digital badges. Author:  Temescal Associates

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