Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Partnership to Transform STEM Learning – A Case Study of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Ecosystem
Evaluation, Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM

STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice case study that focus on the development and evolution of the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance (TRSA)—the lead entity of the Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK) ecosystem—and its partners. As part of the study, we collected educational data, exit surveys, indicator tools, and conducted interviews, focus groups, document review, observations, and extensive online research.

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Time for a New ISEF Sponsor to take a Shot! Science Fairs Are an Important Arrow in the STEM Education Quiver
Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Opportunity is knocking for the next champion of the world’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious and most inclusive high school STEM competition to step forward: International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is up for grabs.  

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Getting started with the Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

The Afterschool Alliance has released a new guide: Getting Started with the Next Generation Science Standards, intended to help afterschool educators and programs understand what the standards are and why they are important, provide selected resources for further reading, and ideas for what to do next.

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Every Hour Counts Ten-Year Convening Report
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

The expanded learning organization Every Hour Counts – leader of the Frontiers in Urban Science Education Project – releases a report on its recent convening of citywide intermediary and foundation leaders to mark the 10-year anniversary of its founding. The report highlights the potential of expanded learning and K-12 school systems to work together on social-emotional learning, school climate, and […]

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Changing the Game for Girls in STEM
Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM

A new report released by Techbridge identifies promising strategies – and calls for funders to adopt new approaches to ensure all girls – and particularly low-income girls of color – have access to high quality STEM learning opportunities that engage and interest them to pursue STEM education and careers.

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Badging Practice Brief: Recommendations from Boston Beyond’s 2015-16 Digital Badge Pilot
Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Boston After School & Beyond – lead for BoSTEM – releases a brief summarizing lessons from its 2015-2016 Badge Pilot (supported by the Noyce Foundation) in which seven long-time partners of Boston Beyond with experience measuring program quality and skill outcomes for youth piloted a new digital badging system. These programs predominantly served students in grades 6 through 8. The […]

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