Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships

Pathways to STEM Success Project
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

Supported by the Hive Chicago Fund, the Pathways to STEM Success project convenes organizations that offer STEM pathways programs, provides a forum for comparing different approaches, identifying critical program components, exploring how they interact, and documenting best practices in recruiting diverse participants, retaining, and supporting them in pursuing STEM careers. Led by Project Exploration, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the […]

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Wallace Foundation Webinar on Providence & Boston’s Digital Badging Initiatives
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Youth Pathways

The Providence After School Alliance and Boston After School & Beyond have been collaborating on a process to design new citywide STEM and college readiness badging systems that have the potential to recognize, motivate, validate, and link competencies and achievements gained in and out-of-school. During the webinar, the presenters discussed their vision for digital badging, the process for bringing together […]

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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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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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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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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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