This rubric for implementing STEM in schools includes key benchmarks for cross-sector partnerships, another example of the ecosystems approach in state level education policy.
This chart and other work by Dede and Coburn can be immensely helpful to ecosystem cultivators confronting the challenges of scale. Sources: Christopher Dede, Harvard University Graduate School of Education; Cynthia Coburn, “Rethinking Scale: Moving Beyond Numbers to Deep and Lasting Change,” Educational Researcher (2003).
This design studio workbook, used to facilitate the creation of Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, provides details on the design process and design thinking.
Provides an example of the formation of regional coordinating entity, including situational analysis, strategy/tactics, organizational structure and governance, job descriptions and budgets.
Document detailing background of the OC STEM Initiative as the Regional Innovation Support Provider (RISP) for Orange County, CA.
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.
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.