The Oklahoma Afterschool Network is committed to championing schools and organizations that offer opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)!
To compete in an increasingly global economy, our kids must excel in these educational areas. Check out the following programs and resources!
This policy brief explores how our national, state and corporate competitiveness increasingly requires a workforce with STEM skills. Afterschool programs are an effective way to increase STEM learning for Oklahoma students by offering extended opportunities that engage students in hands-on experiential settings.
This guide from the Afterschool Alliance and The Finance Project outlines public and private resources investing in STEM education initiatives.
This report from the Afterschool Alliance analyzes evaluation studies of afterschool STEM programs to identify trends and outcomes from such programs.
Comprehensive report to the President from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
The goal of the NOYCE Foundation is to support the informal science community to develop work that addresses the gaps that exist in outcomes measurement, research and evaluation, program scale up, leadership development, policy issues, and pathways or pipeline design. Click here to learn more.
Click on the factsheet at left for an information brief from the Afterschool Alliance.
The Coalition for Science After School is a great web resource for afterschool providers who want to integrate STEM education into their programs. Dowload this fact sheet about science in afterschool.
Older Youth Consortium at MIT offers a Pathways to STEM engagement and STEM careers.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration website offers a wealth of resources on STEM learning including curriculum packets to download on topics such as Astrobiology, The Sun as a Star and Mars & Earth.
The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) offers resources, news and research on learning in formal and informal settings.
Educate to Innovate: a White House project aiming to improve the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This campaign will include efforts not only from the Federal Government but also from leading companies, foundations, non-profits, and science and engineering societies to work with young people across America to excel in science and math.
NPASS2: a three-year NSF Informal Science Education project, is training new "Science Trainers" in eight partnering states to promote and support high-quality STEM project work at out-of-school time agencies in their state.
Getwise: a great resource for curriculum kits about saving energy, water and more!