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  • Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a number of informal STEM programs that provide funding for media producers, including public television (TV) stations, to provide children’s STEM programming in out-of-school-time (OST) settings. These projects typically include a children's TV series (animated or not) aired on the Public ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article focuses on three approaches to STEM in out-of-school time that would be instructive for any organization seeking to develop STEM opportunities for teen girls. While Techbridge and Queens Community House focused on reaching populations most underrepresented in STEM—girls of color and those from immigrant and low-income families—the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Recognizing that schools can’t boost STEM performance alone, policy makers and educators have called for “all hands on deck” to boost STEM achievement, ignite passions in science, and expose students to STEM career possibilities. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article reflects on the author's experience leading the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program, which aimed to create a "culture of STEM" for both participants and staff. The author describes the experience of the children, the training of staff, and places for improvement. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article discusses competing models of afterschool programming. It points out the weaknesses of the additive model and concludes that the contextual model is advantageous in fostering STEM learning environments. It encourages cross-setting approaches in the design, development, and documentation of out-of-school activities. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article explores the development of self-esteem and confidence in the context of an afterschool sports program for adolescent girls. The program focuses on boosting girls' perceived competence and improving skills related to career development, particularly networking. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Exemplary career programming overcomes the obstacles to engaging older youth and shows them how to find the "next rung on the ladder." This article draws from several disciplines to integrate what is and is not known about engaging youth in career programming during out-of-school time. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A survey of out-of-school time administrators and staff shows that professional development can influence providers' willingness and ability to include children with special needs in their programs. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Based on lessons learned from more than a decade of OST STEM programming for urban youth, Project Exploration proposes an alternative to the pipeline: Youth-Science Pathways. Youth-Science Pathways enable program providers to move beyond “pipeline” priorities to design for outcomes in which STEM learning experiences support young people’s social ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Our study looks at how participation in a continuous quality improvement initiative produces higher-quality practice in Rhode Island’s afterschool community by fostering change in program management practices. Among other findings, we discovered that quality improvement begins with program managers, who then lead the process of change. ... »

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