Bringing in the Tech: Using Outside Expertise to Enhance Technology Learning in Youth Programs

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Afterschool Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Computing and information science | General STEM | Technology
University of Pittsburgh, Sprout Fund
Description or Abstract: 

Afterschool continues to be promoted as a complementary setting to school for strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education (for example, Krishnamurthi, Bevan, Rinehart, & Coulon, 2013). This is a reasonable idea: 10.2 million children and youth in the U.S. participate in structured afterschool programs (Afterschool Alliance, 2014), and the flexibility of afterschool settings allows for innovative approaches to STEM exploration and engagement.

Publication Name: 
Afterschool Matters
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Team Members

Thomas AkivaThomas AkivaAuthor
Ani MartinezAni MartinezAuthor

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