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.
Document detailing background of the OC STEM Initiative as the Regional Innovation Support Provider (RISP) for Orange County, CA.
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.
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.
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.
This toolkit emphasizes rural communities. Its scope is broader than STEM; however, its approach to examining local resources and putting them to work for positive change is very relevant to ecosystems. By 4H and the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development.