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  • Date: 12/15/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    “The Roads Taken” virtual conference was part of a three-phase research project designed to explore the very long-term impact of STEM youth programs (such as the iconic YouthALIVE program). In this first phase, a virtual conference was held to engage youth program practitioners in the development and testing of a Program Profile prototype, a ... »
  • Date: 12/14/2016
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    Have you ever been to a professional development (PD) session where you sat and listened to someone speak for hours—and likely got a bit bored? As teachers, we know that best practice is to encourage hands-on learning, but we forget to implement this strategy when creating PD experiences. Exploration Place (EP), the Sedgwick County Science and ... »
  • Date: 12/07/2016
    Resource Category: Report
    Computer science education is rapidly being recognized as essential for all students to develop into successful citizens of the 21st century. A diverse group of stakeholders, including educators, business and industry, policymakers, and parents all agree on the importance of computer science. Significant workforce needs in particular are driving ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2016
    Resource Category: Report
    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and programming has become a priority in our nation. In the United States, the STEM pipeline is considered "leaky" as many students disengage from STEM at various points during their lives. In particular, women, Latinos, and African Americans are more likely to disengage from the ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2016
    Resource Category: Report
    Public libraries are becoming an important place for informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for K-12 students and their families, as well as for adult education activities that support STEM workforce development. This report provides public librarians, administrators and collaborating organizations a brief ... »
  • Date: 11/21/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    According to the Harvard Family Research Project (2010), schools need collaborative partners to help children and youth thrive. For over a decade, afterschool programs have been positioning themselves as viable partners. After all, afterschool programs challenge students’ thinking, teach collaboration, and help children and youth find their ... »
  • Date: 11/21/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A skilled workforce is critical in high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programs (Smith, Devaney, Akiva & Sugar, 2009). However, the workshops commonly used to train OST staff are not adequately preparing practitioners to deliver quality programs that can benefit youth(Durlak & Weissberg, 2007; Smith et al, 2009). ... »
  • Date: 11/21/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    STEM learning is a process that unfolds through dynamic interactions over time and across settings. Formal education in schools is not the only—or necessarily the most significant—context for STEM learning. ... »
  • Date: 11/21/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Out-of-school time (OST) youth programs are inherently difficult to assess. They are often very dynamic: Many youth interact with one another and with staff members in various physical environments. Despite the challenge, measuring quality is critical to help program directors and policy makers identify where to improve and how to support those ... »
  • Date: 11/21/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    How can programs be exciting, innovative, and engaging when providers and youth do not have what they need? How can youth feel valued and respected when they are surrounded by worn-out and broken materials? ... »

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