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Topic Areas > STEM / STEAM

The United States possesses the most innovative, technologically capable economy in the world, and yet its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education system is failing to ensure that all American students receive the skills and knowledge required for success in the 21st Century workforce.

--National Science Foundation, A National Action Plan for Addressing the Critical Needs of the U.S. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education System (October 2007)

Arts advocates and educators are encouraging the incorporation of an art component to STEM programming, making STEM into STEAM. They see art and design as complementary skills to the scientific method inherent in the STEM disciplines in promoting technological innovation.


Afterschool & STEM Learning
STEM and afterschool resources on the website of the Afterschool Alliance.  Includes:
  • Afterschool STEM 101
  • Current Initiatives
  • Program Profiles
  • Publications & Research
  • Policies impacting afterschool STEM
  • Making the Case
Community Partnerships: Know Your Funders

Afterschool Alliance, Know Your Funders: A Guide to STEM Funding for Afterschool

STEM Professional Development: STEM Resources

You For Youth, STEM Resources

Grants: Opportunities Related to Oregon STEM Education

Information on current funding opportunities to support STEM Education work.

A Framework for K-12 Science Education:
A Framework for K-12 Science Education

To address a lack of fundamental knowledge in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary knowledge in the field.

STEM Oregon

STEM OregonSTEM Oregon provides information and resources for educators, students, families and industry partners. Educators will find STEM opportunities and events, standards, resources as well as links to the Oregon STEM Hubs.

Afterschool Matters

Read the Spring 2013 edition of Afterschool Matters journal, which is dedicated to the topic of STEM in afterschool.

Afterschool & STEM Learning
STEM and afterschool resources on the website of the Afterschool Alliance.  Includes:
  • Afterschool STEM 101
  • Current Initiatives
  • Program Profiles
  • Publications & Research
  • Policies impacting afterschool STEM
  • Making the Case
Oregon Girls Collaborative Project

The Oregon Girls Collaborative Project brings together organizations throughout Oregon that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


Curricula, Activities, and Project Ideas

Multiple resources relating to curricula, activities, and project ideas.

NASA Eclipse Education site

Through our offerings in the history of eclipses, science and math activities, and activities in communication and art, we cover many classroom topics in a unique, cross-curricular manner. Resources for elementary and secondary classroom teachers and their students.


Oregon Based Resources

Information on and links to multiple Oregon based resources.

Video: McMinnville School District - STEM Showcase

Oregon’s McMinnville School District (MSD) was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of only three STEM Showcase programs in the country. The MSD STEM program features community and industry-based hands-on experiences in K-7th grade, 6th-8th grade STEM/STEAM electives, and 9th-12th grade STEM Career Pathways. Additionally, the district runs afterschool robotics programs and two summer STEM programs.

CHANDRA X-ray Observatory Educator Resources

Chandra peers into a nurturing cloud

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a telescope specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, and matter around black holes.

Website contains classroom exercises, podcasts, printable materials, and much more!


STEM Professional Development for Frontline Staff & Volunteers

Click2Science Web Lessons are research-based courses developed in collaboration with Better Kid Care's curriculum development specialists and youth development experts. Built around each of the skills staff need to successfully engage youth in STEM learning.

Click2Science Web Lessons include multiple forms of media content (video, reflection, and hands-on activities) and opportunities for participants to plan how they will take what they've learned and apply it in their program.


Five Resources for Family Engagement
Center for STEM Education

The American Institutes for Research has a Center for STEM Education offering information and reports on STEM instruction.

STEM Ready America

STEM Ready America is a compendium from 40 authors presenting bold and persuasive evidence—as well as real-world examples of effective practices, programs, and partnerships—on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge and skills are preparing young people to be successful in school today and the workforce tomorrow.


STEMx

STEMx is a multi-state STEM network of which Oregon is a member. Its site offers several resources, including case studies of STEM initiatives in several communities.

Community Partnerships: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to STEM Community Engagement

NC STEM Community Collaborative, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to STEM Community Engagement

Inclusion: University of Washington DO-IT

University of Washingtons's Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Program.  Alliance for Students with Disabilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program

OSU Oregon State University

The Oregon 4-H Outreach Youth Development Education website is the source for information regarding 4-H youth outreach and engagement to underserved audiences. We partner with public schools, private businesses, non-profit organizations, professionals, and volunteers throughout Oregon. We provide after-school activities to positively influence youth to pursue a postsecondary education by offering summer camps, conferences, leadership trainings and clubs and programs programs where kids learn abouth the US Education System, financial aid, scholarships, and how to apply and prepare for college.

Other activities include volleyball, soccer, archery, canoeing, cultural activities, and folkloric dance. We deliver our message about the importance of higher education by connecting with youth and their families with community colleges, universities and resources.



STEM Oregon

STEM OregonSTEM Oregon provides information and resources for educators, students, families and industry partners. Educators will find STEM opportunities and events, standards, resources as well as links to the Oregon STEM Hubs.

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