STEM


  • 15 Questions to Ask When Selecting STEM Activities - STEMfinity.
    Selecting appropriate activities is a cornerstone for creating an engaging STEM program during out-of-school time.
  • Click 2 Science - A great place to look if you’re considering doing STEM learning in your program! This site provides a plan for engaging STEM learning experiences in afterschool programs and includes resources to ensure your program is intentionally fostering STEM skills in youth. 
  • Free STEM Resources - STEMfinity. Link library to 100+ free STEM resources.
  • ​​Frontiers in Urban Science Exploration Resource Guide - Every Hour Counts. This handy guide to informal science learning provides curriculum and ideas for great STEM programming and aids in implementing science programs outside the classroom, from best practices, to implementation, to evaluation. 
  • Learning Blade - Learning Blade is designed to provide engaging resources that will expose students to STEM related career opportunities and help them develop key skills as they move forward.
  • ‘STEM Everyday’ Curriculum - You for Youth (Y4Y). A curriculum guide featuring videos, powerpoints, and documents designed to help program providers integrate hands-on STEM activities into their existing programming.
  • STEM Grants - STEMfinity. STEM Funding Opportunities including state grants, federal grants, and national private grants, as well as Free Grant Writing Services .
  • STEM in Afterschool Brochure - Afterschool Alliance. Afterschool programs that offer high-quality STEM learning experiences have a significant impact on participating youth—they cultivate students’ interest in STEM and build STEM skills and proficiencies among diverse groups of young people.
  • STEM in Afterschool System Building Toolkit - Expanding STEM Learning. This toolkit describes strategies and shares tools and resources to help build the supply and quality of informal science programming in afterschool and summer programs. It is meant to provide system builders at the city, state and local levels with a process framework, concrete strategies, examples and tools to inform their work.
  • TN Opportunity Programs (TOPS) - Cross curricular activities in math, science, reading language arts, and visual arts for students in grades K-12. STEM instruction is weaved through most lesson plans.

AFTERSCHOOL EMBRACES STEM LEARNING: AN INFOGRAPHIC BY AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE


TOOLS FOR PROGRAMS

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Tennessee Afterschool Network