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  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Journey to Space: Space Station will expand a large-scale traveling exhibition on crewed exploration of space partially funded by NASA and others and will establish a consulting partnership with six NASA visitor centers focused on human space flight and with three additional institutions who have received Space Shuttle Orbiters. SMM will share its ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This is a Broad Implementation proposal. Our goal is to create a vibrant, sustained community of practice around the established Café Scientifique New Mexico model for engaging high school teens in science, technology, engineering and math; scale-up will be accomplished via a national network of committed partners. The adult Cafe Scientifique ... »
  • 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. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article examines a major staffing challenge in out-of-school time programs--attracting and retaining part-time staff who can be relied upon to deliver high quality programming. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper outlines the need for sustainable, scalable afterschool computer science programs targeting girls and describes the development of one such curriculum. Evaluation research on girls’ learning of computer science and on the capacity of afterschool staff and organizations to provide computer science programming leads to our description of ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In 2009, the North Carolina Virtual Public Schools worked with researchers at the William and Ida Friday Institute to produce and evaluate the use of game creation by secondary students as a means for learning content related to career awareness in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, with particular emphasis in ... »

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