Professional Development

Professional Development

Innovative Pathways to Teaching Reform: Using Connected Learning to Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development

This document describe a pilot of the National Summer Learning Association with the MacArthur Foundation that paired teachers with local summer learning programs in New York City and Chicago during the summers of 2012 and 2013. The success of this fellowship program suggests that aligning summer programs with the school year has an important impact on school-year effectiveness. Findings suggest […]

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Research Study – Advancing Science Education in Schools
Professional Development

This evaluation can help demonstrate the value of museum education programs for teachers. The Museum of Science and Industry’s teacher professional development “Get Re-Energized” courses make a direct, positive impact on student learning in science, compared to non-participants.

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Science Action Club (SAC)
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

The Academy’s Science Action Club (SAC) Program ignites the spark for science in middle school youth and their after school activity leaders in San Francisco and Oakland, CA. Currently there are 20 SAC clubs serving 650 students. Through dynamic and authentic science investigations, youth explore their local environment, make observations about the natural world, and contribute data to real scientific […]

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STEM Educators Academy: Teaming Teachers with Community Educators
Professional Development

The STEM Educators Academy trains community educators and teachers together to build design thinking and scientific inquiry.

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Professional Development Planning, 2013 -14 (OC STEM)
Professional Development

This calendar of webinars targeted to OST providers to enhance capacity to deliver high-quality STEM programming includes ideas for topics and also illustrates how OC STEM taps a variety of partners to share their expertise.

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The North Carolina State University Kenan Fellows Program and STEM East
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development

This website describes a collaboration between the North Carolina State University and STEM East, in which teachers are placed in five-week internships with regional businesses that allow them to bring “real world” examples back to classrooms that help students see the relevance in the learned curriculum.

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Online STEM Professional Development for OST Educators
Professional Development

Click2SciencePD is an interactive professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM Programs, serving children and youth. Sections on sparking youth interest, giving youth control, and developing identity are useful beyond informal science.

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Curricular Resources from ITEST Projects
Professional Development, Workforce & Career

The STELAR site has a digest of curricular materials from ITEST projects. ITEST is the National Science Foundation’s program supporting research and development of innovative models for engaging K-12 students in authentic experiences that build their capacity to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future.

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Engineering Is All Around Us
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This website has information about one of the few curricula designed for both school and afterschool settings, as well as information about K-12, museum and online, advocacy and professional development resources, and a useful map linking to key contacts in each state: STEM education officials at the state level, partner organizations including institutions of higher education and informal science institutions, teachers and others.

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4-H and National Geographic Educator Guides
Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

National Geographic’s site for educators includes downloadable curricula units and lessons searchable by age the material is targeted to, subject, or audience. The site also contains daily ideas, mapping tools and other resources that can be used in or out-of-school time or both.

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