Resources

Resources

Exploring the Process of Scaling Up (Christopher Dede and Cynthia Coburn)
Program Design

This chart and other work by Dede and Coburn can be immensely helpful to ecosystem cultivators confronting the challenges of scale. Sources: Christopher Dede, Harvard University Graduate School of Education; Cynthia Coburn, “Rethinking Scale: Moving Beyond Numbers to Deep and Lasting Change,” Educational Researcher (2003).

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Strategic Frame Analysis
Evaluation

A 20-minute video explaining the FrameWorks approach to “reframing” communications to drive social change.

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Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Design Studio Workbook
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design

This design studio workbook, used to facilitate the creation of Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, provides details on the design process and design thinking.

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Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Planning Tools
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design

Provides an example of the formation of regional coordinating entity, including situational analysis, strategy/tactics, organizational structure and governance, job descriptions and budgets.

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Strategies That Engage Minds: Empowering North Carolina’s Economic Future
Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

North Carolina’s STEM Scorecard—an in-depth look at STEM in NC—is an example of a comprehensive planning document on the state level.

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OC STEM Initiative Strategic Plan
Program Design

Strategic plan of leading ecosystem driver. Includes vision, objectives, situational analysis, logic model/blueprint, early action projects and funding partners.

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Central Texas STEM Funding Collaborative
Program Design

This website provides an example of a funder-driven collaborative model focused on advancing STEM learning opportunities in Central Texas.

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STEM in Afterschool System-Building Toolkit
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This toolkit describes strategies and shares tools and resources to help build the supply and quality of informal science programming in afterschool and summer programs.

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