Resources

Resources

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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Elementary/Middle 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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Indiana’s Department of Education STEM School Self Evaluation
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

This Indiana STEM School Self-Evaluation rubric is an example of state level K12 education seeding and supporting cross-sector collaboration. Community engagement and extended learning are required for aspiring STEM schools, while the rubric references the state Afterschool Specialty Standards for STEM.

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Indiana’s Department of Education STEM Implementation Rubric
Evaluation, Program Design

This rubric for implementing STEM in schools includes key benchmarks for cross-sector partnerships, another example of the ecosystems approach in state level education policy.

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Job Description: Administrator, STEM and CTE, Instructional Services Division, OC Department of Education
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

This is an example of a job description for a county-level Department of Education (Orange County, CA) professional charged with building cross-sector partnerships.

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