Resources

Resources

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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Readiness and Needs Assessment and Program Planning Tools
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development, Program Design

These downloadable assessment and planning tools—geared towards OST practitioners—were developed by the California AfterSchool Network and the California STEM Learning Network but are applicable to programs and partnerships in any state. Especially useful are the clear definitions of quality for OST and OST STEM, and the detailed descriptions of what strong partnerships among schools, OST programs, and other stakeholders look like in practice. Supported by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the Noyce Foundation and the Samueli Foundation.

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Partnership Pitfalls – from the National Research Council’s Guide to Implementing NGSS
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, NGSS

This guide is a large document – here we bring your attention to the chapter on creating collaborations, networks and partnerships, and the section on Pitfalls to Avoid.

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