Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

2012 AfterZone Summer Scholars Collaborative Teaching Model
Program Design, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This video describes the partnership between the Providence After School Alliance and Providence Public Schools to implement the AfterZone Summer Scholars program. Summer teaching teams consist of a community-based STEM educator, a district teacher, and an AfterZone staff member, who co-develop and co-teach a collaborative curriculum that connects STEM and literacy skills with hands-on field research. Students engage in fun, […]

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Learning In and Out of School in Diverse Environments: Life-long, Life-wide, Life-deep
Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School

This journal article, a collaboration between the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington and the LIFE Center, introduces four design principles as key to equity in education:

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Empowering Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This site offers Girlstart Online STEM Modules, icebreakers, board games and quick hands-on STEM activities for educators, including 31 days of STEM activities in DeSTEMber.

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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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21st Century Community Learning Centers and Federal Agencies
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM

This blog post describes partnerships among federal agencies and 21st Century Community Learning Centers across the country to enhance STEM learning in OST. The agencies include NASA, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Wallace Foundation Webinar on Providence & Boston’s Digital Badging Initiatives
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Youth Pathways

The Providence After School Alliance and Boston After School & Beyond have been collaborating on a process to design new citywide STEM and college readiness badging systems that have the potential to recognize, motivate, validate, and link competencies and achievements gained in and out-of-school. During the webinar, the presenters discussed their vision for digital badging, the process for bringing together […]

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