STEM 4 All Pilot Partnership
Through a grant from the Noyce Foundation, YouthLearn and Foundations Inc. have been working together to develop and pilot a professional development strategy aimed at facilitating the integration of STEM into typical afterschool programs nationwide, and to broaden reach through partnerships with statewide professional development systems. The sessions provide directors and afterschool leaders with strategies for building program capacity for STEM including planning, staff development, core techniques, content selection, linking with schools and community resources, and sustained quality improvement in the face of high staff turnover. With pilot state-level system building targeted to Georgia and California, the project intends to offer a replicable, scalable model of professional development that promotes greater commitment to STEM learning overall and a readiness on the part of no-specialist staff to launch and sustain STEM programs.
To find out more and access the STEM for All resources visit: http://stem4all.edc.org/