STEM and ESSA Webinar
STEM Learning in Afterschool
Researchers from the PEAR Institute and Texas Tech University conducted a study of how afterschool helps shape STEM identity. The study examined more than 160 afterschool programs in 11 states: Oregon, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
The study found that these programs change the way the majority of students see the STEM field:
- 80 percent said their STEM career knowledge increased
- 78 percent reported a more positive attitude about STEM
- 72 percent said their perseverance and critical thinking skills increased
Across all 11 states, 70 percent of students reported positive gains in these areas. The study also found that the vast majority of teachers/facilitators felt the programs helped students increase their STEM skills with 90 percent of them reporting their students’ science proficiency and confidence had improved.
The study was released March 1 in Washington DC. Below is a slideshow of photos from the event! You can find an overview of the study here.
For more information, contact Malachite Wyld
With the recent authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), OregonASK has taken the opportunity to partner with Oregon Department of Education in the development of the Oregon State ESSA Implementation Plan. This winter, we set out to provide a framework that would encourage cooperation between state agencies, communities, and nonprofit organizations, while building on the foundation set forth in the Oregon STEM Education Plan.
For more information contact Katie Lakey
Thinking about Summer 2017?
What are your summer plans? Are you doing exciting things with your program? Will you be a summer meal site? Email us and let us know!
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