Despite making up half of the nation’s workforce, women hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. Check out this Education Week article highlighting 21st CCLC programs and other efforts to engage female students and increase their representation in STEM fields.
Collaboration between schools and organizations is one of the essential elements for building a seamless learning environment for students. TrueNorth Community Services’ PACE Program (Partnerships, Academics, Community, and Excellence) is a great example of a 21st CCLC program that thrives on collaboration. Watch their video explaining how they are impacting families and helping students improve academic performance while giving back to their communities through service learning.
What can be done to help prevent summer learning loss? Make Smarter Summers! The National Summer Learning Association is providing academically enriching summer learning opportunities for 20,000 middle school students in 10 cities through a three year program called Smarter Summers. Funded by the Walmart Foundation, this program is developing a summer learning program model that works. Check out their Outcomes Brief to see the programs’ early results and learn more.
Check out this video of a teacher providing an explosive demonstration of gas-expansion for his students by trapping a flammable gas inside a Jack O’Lantern. Talk about connecting academics to the real world! Do not try this at home, kids!
New research shows that students who participate in afterschool activities have a 179% (yes, you read that correctly, 179%) greater chance of completing college than those who don’t. Learn more about the benefits of afterschool programs in the latest issue of Education Next.
Looking for opportunities to learn more about high quality summer programs? Check out the latest Sticky Note from the National Summer Learning Association highlighting their upcoming ‘Summer Changes Everything’ conference!
Talk about bringing student learning to new heights! This Lakeside Elementary afterschool program in Honesdale, PA arranged for students to talk to an astronaut in space!
How can data be used to strengthen afterschool and out-of-school programs? Check out this guide from the National League of Cities featuring proven strategies!
Congratulations to the education teams in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Washington on their expanded learning opportunity grants! The Make It Stick team looks forward to following your important work in the months ahead!
Congrats to PASA The AfterZone! Check out the new evaluation that highlights the terrific work being done in Providence and how consistent participation in hands-on learning opportunities and community partnerships lead to academic success.
Here's one way to make engineering cool...robots! Thanks in part to a grant from Motorola, Michigan State University will be working again with middle and high school students to provide hands-on, innovative afterschool programs that highlight the STEM disciplines. Who are the supportive partners in your area?
Hey all! Have you shared your 21st CCLC story w/ Education Week yet? Great opportunity!!
Check out this great article recapping what 22 schools from 11 districts discussed at the inaugural Expanded Learning Time summit. Did any of our Facebook friends attend? We’d love to know!
Learn more about how public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors alike are coming together to invest resources and forge new partnerships to stem summer learning loss and specifically reinforcing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
Yoga, trapeze, wizards and wilderness training! Afterschool programs can make learning stick for students in ways that extend beyond the classroom. What has been your most out-of-the-box learning experience?