STEM-focused after-school programs provide students with more than just fun. Construction toys like Legos and K'NEX can also help teach basic STEM principles.
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September 16, 2011
The best STEM-focused after-school programs increase students' enrollment and interest in the subjects and their pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math later in life, a new report from the Afterschool Alliance says.
March 18, 2011
Much of the work at this charter school Lego program takes place outside the traditional school day.
February 11, 2011
Lucy Friedman wrote ... about the important role the after-school community can play in technology and learning, particularly for low-income students with limited access to the Internet and tech tools.
February 02, 2011
It seems STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—initiatives are all the talk in education and policy circles these days. The trick is how to engage girls not typically drawn to such subjects, the Harvard researchers write.
January 25, 2011
The article itself talks about the importance of making out-of-school-time (OST)learning different from in-classroom education and also references research on the gap in summer learning experiences between children of different socioeconomic classes and the long-term negative impact on children from poor families.
January 07, 2011
The Nashville Afterschool Zone Alliance provides free tutoring and activities. City officials and school leaders see it as a success.
December 20, 2010
I encourage you to read the story, which brings together after-school, STEM, and real-world, hands-on learning in a nifty package. (The kids involved attend twice-a-week classes, and site visits are a regular part of the curriculum.)
December 15, 2010
Science learning in informal, out-of-school settings is the focus of a new two-year research project.
November 23, 2010
I received an email about a new and seemingly unprecedented initiative focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) learning and out-of-school learning time.