Resources

Resources

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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Frontiers in Urban Science (FUSE) Resource Guide
Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This resource guide offers strategies to build STEM infrastructure in afterschool working in partnership with schools.

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STEM Implementation Rubrics – Schools
Program Design

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

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High School STEM Implementation
Program Design

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.

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