Program Design

Program Design

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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OC STEM Initiative Strategic Plan
Program Design

Strategic plan of leading ecosystem driver. Includes vision, objectives, situational analysis, logic model/blueprint, early action projects and funding partners.

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Central Texas STEM Funding Collaborative
Program Design

This website provides an example of a funder-driven collaborative model focused on advancing STEM learning opportunities in Central Texas.

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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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How Cross-Sector Collaborations Are Advancing STEM Learning
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Program Design

In a February 2014 working paper supported by the Noyce Foundation, Kathleen Traphagen and Saskia Traill examine 15 leading efforts to create STEM Learning Ecosystems. STEM Learning Ecosystems harness unique contributions of educators, policymakers, families, and others in symbiosis toward a comprehensive vision of STEM learning for all children. Read the full report and the executive summary here.

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