Professional Development

Professional Development

STEM Schools and Cross-Sector Learning (Webinar by Education Week)
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Professional Development, Program Design

Many STEM schools pursue cross-sector strategies as part of their design, including blended formal/informal learning and real-world STEM internships/experiences for students. This Education Week webinar of January 2012 offers an introduction to STEM schools.

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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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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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