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STEM Afterschool

  • The most effective ways of communicating about afterschool STEM education, and the strategies detailed here have been tested for their ability to improve public understanding and increase support for key reforms.

  • 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.

  • To engage public will to increase public and private investment in quality afterschool program initiatives at the national, state and local levels. LINK TO GREAT RESOURCES AND PROJECT IDEAS - Afterschool Alliance STEM Curriculum and Activities

  • An interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth.

  • Frontiers in Urban Science Exploration is a national initiative led by Every Hour Counts which seeks to institutionalize engaging, inquiry-based, informal STEM education.

  • Great article from the National Mentoring Guide - Provides general background information about STEM mentoring and best practices gleaned from the Sea Research Foundation's STEM Mentoring program, and suggests helpful resources for those interested in starting their own STEM mentoring program.


Computer Science & Robotics

  • Provides professional school counselors with information and resources they can use to support ALL students as they explore computer science education and careers.

  • We started Eduporium with the belief that technology can truly, effectively help children learn and grow. No, we’re not encouraging children to spend more time texting or taking selfies on their smartphones—we’re talking about productive, meaningful technology that can unlock their imagination and engage their problem-solving skills.

  • To create a human, technical, and programmatic resource of robotics capabilities to enable the implementation of future robotic space exploration missions.

  • ROBOTC is a powerful C-based programming language with a Windows environment for writing and debugging programs, and the only programming language at this level that offers a comprehensive, real-time debugger. ROBOTC is a cross-platform solution that allows students to learn the type of c-based programming used in advanced education and professional applications.


Advocacy

  • Building awareness of the importance of STEM education, including the short- and long-term needs that businesses demand, is an essential piece for Spokane's future success. This matters because the work and partnership between Spokane STEM and local businesses will help create a more vibrant regional economy.

Content Learning

  • PBS LearningMedia provides PreK-12 educators with access to free digital content and professional development opportunities designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.


Career

  • An online directory of information technology, telecommunications, cyber and computer science schools, and career resources.

  • Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System
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