The Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs

Posted & in Afterschool Alliance, Educator Innovator Blog, Partners.

As educator innovators, you’re likely aware that exciting and innovative STEM learning often happens in out-of-school spaces. Within the afterschool field, STEM has been increasingly popular and today, many afterschool and summer programs include STEM as a standard part of their comprehensive programming. Afterschool providers recognize the importance of improved STEM education for their students […]

Reading, Writing, Gaming

Posted & in Institute of Play.

By Maureen Kelleher Recent research and innovative school practices show how games—both digital and non-digital—inspire young learners. The secret? Games tap into the power of interest-driven learning. What is the fastest way a teacher can spark students’ curiosity and channel their internal motivation to learn? Make a game of it. Research on how video games […]

Take up tinkering with Afterschool Alliance

Posted & in Afterschool Alliance, Opportunities Sampler.

Join the Afterschool Alliance for a three-part webinar series for afterschool and summer learning providers that want to embrace a maker culture. Designed for maker “novices”, the webinars will offer an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the learning philosophy that underpins making culture, and the chance to see and hear how it works […]

Explore Connected Learning at #clmooc

Posted & in National Writing Project, Opportunities Sampler, Partner Opportunities.

Have fun learning new web making skills as you explore the Connected Learning framework in NWP’s massive open online collaboration — or mooc. It’s not a course—there are no quizzes or papers, only creative opportunities to make and share while exploring the Connected Learning design principles and hearing from amazing educators who have used them to push […]