Resources

Resources

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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Oklahoma Innovation Institute STEM Asset Mapping Survey Draft Summary of Findings
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

This 2013 draft document by TIES (Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM) provides an example of a citywide Asset Mapping Survey and results for Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Orange County’s STEM Workforce Gap
Workforce & Career

This one-pager by the Orange County STEM Initiative is an example of detailed analysis of the importance of a skilled and prepared STEM workforce to the local economy.

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Landscaping Baltimore’s STEM Ecosystem
Evaluation, Underrepresented in STEM

This report describes a citywide STEM learning landscaping project, including methodologies, data and resulting recommendations, which are applicable beyond Baltimore.

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STEMconnector: The One Stop Shop for STEM Information
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career

Use the STEMconnector as a jumping off point to understand the landscape of STEM initiatives in your city or region, and beyond.

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The Research and Practice Collaboratory – Cross-Sector Learning
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development

The R&P Collaboratory engages researchers and practitioners around the country in an effort to address the long-standing gap between educational research and practice in STEM education. One of the collaboratory’s focal areas is Cross-Sector Learning. This page has a wealth of practitioner tools, videos, research papers, and conceptual models related to understanding and implementing an ecological perspective of STEM learning.

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