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  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Massachusetts Lowell and Machine Science Inc. propose to develop and to design an on-line learning system that enables schools and community centers to support IT-intensive engineering design programs for students in grades 7 to 12. The Internet Community of Design Engineers (iCODE) incorporates step-by-step design plans for IT- ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    A Museum-based After-School Program Examining Amphibian Ecology is a partnership between Dr. David Skelly's research lab and the Peabody Museum at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The program will engage 20 middle and 20 high school students from under-represented groups in the New Haven Public Schools in an experiential program focused ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper examines the approach of urban debate leagues, and specifically the New York Urban Debate League, to democracy skill building and civic engagement. In the face of concerns about lack of civic engagement and knowledge among young people, such out-of-school-time programs can often reach youth bypassed by traditional sources of civic and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Over the past three years, hundreds of community-based afterschool comic book clubs have been launched in cities across the United States. These clubs have drawn in thousands of underserved youths in grades 1–12. In these clubs, children plan, write, sketch, design, and produce original comic books and then publish and distribute their works for ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In the Community Science Learning through Youth Astronomy Apprenticeships (YAA) project, underrepresented urban high school youths, working with recent college grads, conducted astronomy investigations, then translated their personal learning and enthusiasm into outreach programs for younger children, families and community members in an astronomy ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    "Local Investigations of Natural Science (LIONS)" engages grade 5-8 students from University City schools, Missouri in structured out-of-school programs that provide depth and context for their regular classroom studies. The programs are led by district teachers. A balanced set of investigations engage students in environmental research, computer ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephen Pompea, astronomer and manager of science education at the National Optical Astronomical Observatory and "Hands-On Optics" (HOO) project director, describes the HOO project, comprised of six modules offered in science centers and after-school programs. The goal of this NSF-funded project is to encourage middle school ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    During the spring of 2006, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation study on behalf of WGBH. The purpose of the study was to gather data related to the effectiveness of the FETCH! Activity Guide, which was designed to extend the teachings of a new children's show, "FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The four main study objectives were ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    During the spring of 2006, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation study on behalf of WGBH. The purpose of the study was to gather data related to the effectiveness of the FETCH! Activity Guide, which was designed to extend the teachings of a new children’s show, “FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman.” The Activity Guide was developed ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This proposal, the "Dan River Information Technology Academy (DRITA)," is a request for a three-year program for high school students from underserved populations who are interested in pursuing IT or STEM careers. The overall goal of DRITA is to provide opportunities for promising African American or Hispanic youth to (1) develop solid Information ... »

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