Active Learning STEM in Out-of-School Time

Be a part of the STEM Active Learning Community Partners!

The STEM Active Learning Community Partners, a committee of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council, is focusing efforts to expand and enhance STEM active learning in informal environments with the goal to increase student achievement and interest in STEM. The Iowa Afterschool Alliance is a founding member of this group and is helping to support the continuing work of this group.

www.activelearningia.com

On June 5, 2013, the STEM Active Learning Community Partners hosted a retreat to discuss the future of active learning STEM in Iowa and how the committee can expand opportunities to youth across the state. The notes from June 5 can be found here.

To become a member of the STEM Active Learning Community Partners, please complete this online form.

 

The STEM Active Learning Community Partners, a committee of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, is hosting a day-long PD conference for active learning educators and providers and will offer networking, hands-on ideas, tools on how to "STEM-ify" your programming, and other resources on STEM for informal learning environments and programs.  Please join us! Register early for a discounted rate! Register here.

The Iowa Afterschool Alliance has developed a one-pager on how OST supports STEM learning. Please use widely!

Over 90 percent of our lives is spent outside the classroom in informal learning environments! Check out this infographic:

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LIFE Center: Stevens, R. Bransford, J. & Stevens, A., 2005

The Iowa STEM Active Learning Community Partners have developed a case statement explaining why informal STEM is such a critical investment for the state.

Founding members:

If you'd like more information on this group and what they're doing to support informal STEM education, please contact Indira Blazevic at iblazevic@sppg.com.

STEM Resources

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New Jersey 21CCLC Guide to STEM in Afterschool

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