Youth Pathways

Youth Pathways

The Connection, STEM Ecosystem Newsletter, Volume 1, March 2016
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Evaluation, Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Underrepresented in STEM, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

  Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Connection! We hope this monthly newsletter will provide you with new ideas and resources to support your work cultivating STEM learning ecosystems in your communities. Please share ideas and news for inclusion with ktraphagen@stemnext.org.  NEWS Computer Science for All: The White House also recently launched Computer Science for All to expand opportunities […]

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Businesses Play Important Role in Providing Real-World Educational Opportunities
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This article, which appeared in the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) journal, makes the case to the business sector to support and participate in STEM learning ecosystems.

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Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE)
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Underrepresented in STEM, Youth Pathways

The SMILE (Science and Math Integrated Learning Experiences) Program has been led by Oregon State University (OSU) for the past quarter century to increase post-secondary enrollment of underserved populations in the STEM fields. SMILE supports after-school clubs serving 650 students grades 4-12 in 35 schools in 13 rural communities throughout the state. Targeting low-income children of color, the clubs meet […]

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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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Carbon County Child and Family Collaborative and Lehigh County Community College: Seamless Network of Educational and Social Programs Promoting School Readiness, College Ready Students, Parent Engagement and Effective Teacher Recruitment, Retention and Training
Underrepresented in STEM, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This schematic details the pathways developed by SHINE and its partners in rural Pennsylvania to support children from school readiness through college and also to prepare effective educators through service learning, mentoring, pre-service teaching in SHINE after-school programs, enrollment in post-secondary teacher preparation, and in-service professional development through cross-sector collaboration. Author: Schools and Homes in Education (SHINE) After School Program

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Pathways to STEM Success Project
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

Supported by the Hive Chicago Fund, the Pathways to STEM Success project convenes organizations that offer STEM pathways programs, provides a forum for comparing different approaches, identifying critical program components, exploring how they interact, and documenting best practices in recruiting diverse participants, retaining, and supporting them in pursuing STEM careers. Led by Project Exploration, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the […]

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Beyond the Pipeline: STEM Pathways for Youth Development
Youth Pathways

This article published in the Fall 2012 issue of Afterschool Matters by Gabrielle Lyon, Jameela Jafri and Kathleen St. Louis, offers the metaphor of Youth Pathways to replace the STEM “pipeline” when conceptualizing how young people progress toward STEM careers. The authors argue that “pipeline is a limited—and limiting—framework that undermines young peoples’ needs for multiple entry and “re-entry” points […]

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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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Center for Digital Badges
Teaching and Learning, In School & Out of School, Youth Pathways

The Center for Digital Badges (CDB) curates resources and information to help OST and summer programs use digital badges. Author:  Temescal Associates

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Strategies That Engage Minds: Empowering North Carolina’s Economic Future
Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

North Carolina’s STEM Scorecard—an in-depth look at STEM in NC—is an example of a comprehensive planning document on the state level.

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