Roads Taken: Long-Term Impacts of STEM Youth Programs

Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey | Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: 
Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Conferences
Audience: 
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Insight for Learning Practices, Tisdal Consulting, Association of Science-Technology Centers, Allen & Associates
Description or Abstract: 

The Roads Taken Conference Report provides information and results from the virtual conference held in October and November 2016.

Representatives from ten long-standing youth programs, experts in out-of-school time (OST) youth programming, and researchers participated in the Roads Taken virtual conference in October and November 2016, funded by the National Science Foundation (DRL-1644479). Participants collaboratively developed a Program Profile template with dual purposes: a tool for practitioners and a tool for researchers. As the first phase the three-part plan, Program Profiles will eventually lead to a reinvigorated youth programming network of practitioners, a searchable database of program profiles, and research on long-term impact of youth programming.

The appendix includes the conference's summative evaluation report and the Program Profile Template.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
1644479

Team Members

Carey TisdalAuthor
Sue AllenEvaluator

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