Think FAST:The Future of Afterschool STEMCarol Tang, Ph.D.DirectorCoalition for Science After School
Coalition for Science AfterSchool• To increase quality andquantity of science for all youthin afterschool, summer, andout-...
Imagine a place where…• Free and reduced lunches are provided,snacks are distributed,and physical activity is encouraged o...
Imagine a place where…• Individuality, creativity, leadership, criticalthinking, social skills, and ability to learnfrom m...
Imagine a place where…• Participants choose their own projects,their projects are relevant to theircommunities,and they wo...
Imagine a place where…• Participants expect to have fun…and if they don’t, they vote with their feet.
BGCA High-Yield ActivitiesGain new knowledge or skills; or reinforce somethingthey’ve learned in school.Experience new way...
Photos from Google.com & Balazs H.
Science AfterschoolCareer development/Economic justice
THINKFutureAfterschoolSTEM
(1)The scienceafterschoolmovement willimpactchildren’s lives.
(2)Schools arechangingdramatically.
Edudemic.com; Mozilla
(3)Creativity andinnovationwill become morevalued.
The MakerMovement
“Make” and Afterschool STEM• Hands-on learning• Project-based learning• Non-academic• Self-directed• Learning from mentors
(4)Brain research willcontinue to validatethe afterschoolapproach andinform our practice.
+Learning that is activeLearning that is collaborativeLearning that is meaningfulLearning that supports masteryLearning th...
Photos from UC Berkeley and MIT News Office, by Patrick Gillooly
Join the conversation!Afterschoolscience.org
Resources• AfterschoolScience.org• @SciAfterSchool• @CarolTang1• LinkedIn• Facebook• Slides atwww.Slideshare.net/ScienceAf...
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NAA 2013 Think FAST

The Future of Afterschool STEM
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Think FAST:The Future of Afterschool STEMCarol Tang, Ph.D.DirectorCoalition for Science After School
  • 2. Coalition for Science AfterSchool• To increase quality andquantity of science for all youthin afterschool, summer, andout-of-school settings• To bridge the afterschool,STEM education and scientificcommunities
  • 3. Imagine a place where…• Free and reduced lunches are provided,snacks are distributed,and physical activity is encouraged onsite.
  • 4. Imagine a place where…• Individuality, creativity, leadership, criticalthinking, social skills, and ability to learnfrom mistakes are as valuable as booksmarts.
  • 5. Imagine a place where…• Participants choose their own projects,their projects are relevant to theircommunities,and they work together on teams to solveproblems they care about.
  • 6. Imagine a place where…• Participants expect to have fun…and if they don’t, they vote with their feet.
  • 7. BGCA High-Yield ActivitiesGain new knowledge or skills; or reinforce somethingthey’ve learned in school.Experience new ways to apply existing knowledge.Engage in creative expression.Test their own solutions to real-world issues.Work in groups to achieve a goal.
  • 8. Photos from Google.com & Balazs H.
  • 9. Science AfterschoolCareer development/Economic justice
  • 10. THINKFutureAfterschoolSTEM
  • 11. (1)The scienceafterschoolmovement willimpactchildren’s lives.
  • 12. (2)Schools arechangingdramatically.
  • 13. Edudemic.com; Mozilla
  • 14. (3)Creativity andinnovationwill become morevalued.
  • 15. The MakerMovement
  • 16. “Make” and Afterschool STEM• Hands-on learning• Project-based learning• Non-academic• Self-directed• Learning from mentors
  • 17. (4)Brain research willcontinue to validatethe afterschoolapproach andinform our practice.
  • 18. +Learning that is activeLearning that is collaborativeLearning that is meaningfulLearning that supports masteryLearning that expands horizons
  • 19. Photos from UC Berkeley and MIT News Office, by Patrick Gillooly
  • 20. Join the conversation!Afterschoolscience.org
  • 21. Resources• AfterschoolScience.org• @SciAfterSchool• @CarolTang1• LinkedIn• Facebook• Slides atwww.Slideshare.net/ScienceAfterSchool/presentations

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