STEM After School: How to Design and Run Great Program Activities (Second Edition)
What's in the guidebook?
This guidebook contains information, ideas and resources that can help you design a science program that matches your kids' needs and interests and fits within your program. The resources described here can help you increase student engagement in science using methods specifically designed for after-school settings. Updates in this second edition include a section on partnerships authored by staff from the New York Academy of Sciences, and new resources, like the ExpandED Schools family engagement guide, Click2Science PD from the University of Nebraska and a checklist for helping programs assess their assets and constraints related to STEM, called the STEM Readiness Reflection.
Who should use this guidebook?
You do not have to work in an after-school program to benefit from this information. Principals, classroom teachers, community leaders, museum educators, parents, volunteers or people who work in STEM fields can use this guide to support out-of-school time programs in their schools or communities. At the same time, this guidebook aims to help after-school leaders and professional youth workers who want to improve the quality of their programs and engage kids in science learning opportunities.