Engaging Families in STEM
Why is Family Engagement in STEM so Important?
Family engagement is a game changer. Why? Research shows that parents are one of the biggest influences on youth interest and persistence in STEM. Yet, with few exceptions, when it comes to leveraging family engagement for youth success in informal STEM, there is a disconnect between research and practice. For amazing resources, ideas, and best practices - Check out STEM Next's Family Engagement Project Resources below.
Great research and resource for engaging families.
Great ideas and resources for engaging parents and building confidence; Encouraging daughters and girls; Working with their children who have disabilities; Encouraging computer science...
Great stories of family STEM happening in a variety of settings with a range of children.
When parents are engaged in their children’s learning, students succeed, but educators often need support in engaging with families. Carnegie Corporation of New York commissioned the Global Family Research Project to create a white paper on family engagement — its history, critical importance, and best practices.
Download the complete report to learn about successful models and how to address the five high-leverage areas identified by researchers: attendance, data sharing, academic and social development, digital media, and transition points.