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Where It Gets Interesting: Competing Models of STEM Learning After School
By Bronwyn Bevan and Vera Michalchik
The limitations of the additive model of learning and the advantages of the contextual model for fostering a STEM learning environment. 8 Pages.

Shifting Expectations: Bringing STEM to Scale through Expanded Learning System
By Jessica Donner and Yvonne Wang
Recognizing that schools can’t boost STEM preformance 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. 8 Pages

How Wide is a Squid Eye? Integrating Mathematics into Public Library Programs for Elementary Grades
By Marlene Kliman, Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, and Valerie Martin
Developing resources to assist librarians in bringing mathematic reasoning and problem solving into their programing and develop the library as a forum for exchanging problem-solving strategies. 7 Pages.

Variations on a Theme: Characteristics of Out-of-School Time Science Programs Offered by Distinct Organization Types
By Sandra L. Laursen, Heather Thiry, Tim Archie, and Rebecca Crane
Belief is widespread that OST programs are ideal locations in which to learn science and that youth participation may increase access to science for underrepresented groups, such as girls or minorities, and enhance the science workforce. 14 Pages

Getting Intentional about STEM Learning
By Michael MacEwan
Voices from the Field: an exploration of a program through the experience of the children, the training of the staff and potential spaces for improvement. 3 Pages.

Effective STEM Programs for Adolescent Girls: Three Approaches and Many Lessons Learned
By Harriet S. Mosatche, Susan Matloff-Nieves, Linda Kekelis, and Elizabeth K. Lawner
Research-supported strategies for workign with teen girls and building interest in STEM fields and careers. 9 Pages.

Implementing Out-of-School Time STEM resources: Best Practices from Public Television
By Christine Andrews Paulsen
An exploration of the contributions of public television programs to increased awareness of and interest in STEM fields. 9 Pages.

Publication Date

Spring 2013




Social and Behavioral Sciences

Afterschool Matters Spring 2013