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Webinar- Connecting STEM, In and Out of School

Posted By Linda Coyle, Monday, April 11, 2016
Follow-up and next webinar
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
4:00 PM Eastern

New webinar system:
Battelle, which manages STEMx, has switched to a new webinar provider: Webex. Registration for this webinar will look a little different. Click the link above and register there. 

When you register, you'll receive an email with links and the call-in number.

On the day of the event, we recommend loading the webinar on your computer first, then using a phone to call in. As always, feel free to pass this invitation along. 
In schools alone, "STEM learning" covers many different experiences. Add in out-of-school programs, and the landscape becomes even more complicated. 

Coordination between these two groups offers tremendous benefit to students, but where do you start?

Cut through the confusion with the key insights from two new reports covering best-practices for coordination.

Each offers clear, evidence-based strategies for strengthening STEM.

Jennifer Brown Lerner is Deputy Director at the American Youth Policy Forum. She manages the organization's work on a wide range of issues that ensure all students graduate ready to succeed in college and careers. 

Jennifer Brown Lerner, 
American Youth Policy Forum
Leslie Goodyear, EDC
She was the lead author of The Intersection of Afterschool and Competency-based Learning: Emerging Trends, Policy Considerations, and Questions for the Future. This white paper explores the intersection and relationship between these two fields, recommends ideal policy environments for implementing successful programs. 

Leslie Goodyear is Principal Research Scientist at EDC. She is a nationally recognized expert in educational evaluation, has led studies at the local, regional, and national levels. 

Goodyear is responsible for coordinating evaluation initiatives and leveraging evaluation capacity across the Learning and Teaching Division. 

In this capacity, she contributed to the 2015National Research Council report Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings, which defines the characteristics of productive programs and provides guidance on making informed decisions about educational and learning resources. 

Follow up from last webinar: 
A big STEMx thank you to Laura Kline and Courtney Heppner who presented in March. Recording of March webinar

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