This is an archived Click2Science webinar. You can watch the webinar and access the supplemental materials in the webinar link. The Click2Science Skill featured is “Helping Learners Develop & Expand… read more →
This is an archived Click2Science webinar. You can watch the webinar and access the supplemental materials in the webinar link. The Click2Science Skill featured is “Sparking Interest in STEM.” Spark interest… read more →
This is an archived Click2Science webinar. You can watch the webinar and access the supplemental materials in the webinar link. The Click2Science Skill featured is “Asking Purposeful Questions.” Asking questions is… read more →
Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. The club is designed for after-school programs, libraries, or anywhere kids come together to learn and have fun.
The National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning developed professional development guides for four content areas of the toolkit: literacy, math, technology, and the arts. Program directors, site coordinators, and others… read more →
From math and science to literacy and the arts, this toolkit has everything you need to engage students in fun afterschool activities while extending content knowledge across the curriculum. Each subject area is filled with standards-based multi-media resources including: research-based practices, sample lessons, interactive activities, and video segments taken from afterschool programs across the country. Whether you’re an experienced afterschool program director or a new volunteer, you will find a range of user-friendly practices and sample lessons, the research that tells you what works, specific how-to instructions, and outcomes to look for.
More and more young people are learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a wide variety of afterschool, summer, and informal programs. At the same time, there has been increasing awareness of the value of such programs in sparking, sustaining, and extending interest in and understanding of STEM.
To help policy makers, funders and education leaders in both school and out-of-school settings make informed decisions about how to best leverage the educational and learning resources in their community, this report identifies features of productive STEM programs in out-of-school settings.
Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings draws from a wide range of research traditions to illustrate that interest in STEM and deep STEM learning develop across time and settings. The report provides guidance on how to evaluate and sustain programs. This report is a resource for local, state, and federal policy makers seeking to broaden access to multiple, high-quality STEM learning opportunities in their community.