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STEM Educators Academy Research Brief | Resource Guide

This paper reports on the promising findings of our STEM Educators Academy, an ExpandED Schools initiative where classroom teachers and after-school educators engage in joint professional development at premiere science institutions and then work together back at their schools to teach maker-design projects that spark student interest and cultivate curiosity in STEM subjects.

Making the Most of Expanded Learning in Community Schools - A Resource Guide

Mayor de Blasio’s bold vision for Community Schools describes how schools can work in collaboration with families, non-profits and other community organizations to that ensure young people reach their full potential academically, socially and emotionally. This paper outlines promising practices in expanded learning, a key component in Community Schools, and includes examples from schools that work with TASC, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice, Generation Schools Network and National Center on Time & Learning.

Avoiding the Attendance Slump: Strategies to Maximize Learning Time in June - A Resource Guide

ExpandED Schools works to build education enrichment into an expanded school day because extra time spent in engaging learning activities leads to better outcomes in school and beyond. There’s one month, however, when students in many schools lose learning time: June. In this resource guide, we offer some specific strategies to increase learning time and attendance rates, boost engagement, minimize summer learning loss, and accelerate performance in the next grade.

STEM Educators Academy

Classroom teachers (charged with meeting science and math standards) and after-school educators (charged with providing additional enrichment) can join together to spark interest and cultivate curiosity in STEM subjects.

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