|ACE Mentor Program - archetecture, construction, engineering||
ACE’s mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.|
This is a good example of how industry can connect and mentor young people who might become future workers.
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|Advanced Technological Education (ATE Central)|
ATE Central is a freely available online portal and collection of materials and services that highlight the work of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers. These National Science Foundation funded initiatives work with educators from two-year colleges to develop and implement ideas for improving the skills of technicians and the educators who teach them. ATE Central is designed to help educators, students, and the general public to learn about, and use materials from, the entire depth and breadth of the Advanced Technological Education program.
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|After school STEM education program||
The ISTF program challenges students to research how National Critical Technology (NCT) http://istf.ucf.edu/Newcomers/ applications may be used to solve real-world problems.|
They use information technology tools while adhering to guidelines based on national science content standards. Students develop critical thinking, research and reading/writing skills as they work on-line with practicing professionals and publish their final research findings in a webpage format for preliminary and national rounds of judging.
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|American Physical Society web page||
APS is a leading voice for physics education and supports physics educators at all levels through its programs, publications, and resources.|
Visit the policy and advocacy section for articles that you can use in your own program development.
One article talks about strengthening the science education of future teachers and addresses the pressing national need for improving K-12 physics education and recognizes that these teachers play a critical education role as the first and often-times last physics teacher for most students.
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|Architecture and Design Education Network |
To advance public interest and education in design and architecture, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) established the Architecture+Design Education Network (A+DEN).
A+DEN is a collaborative association of like-minded organizations committed to promoting innovative architecture and design education for teachers and students in grades K -12. Such education draws upon the creative design process to teach and learn core academic subjects such as math, science, social studies, language, and fine and visual arts. Learn more at
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|Change the Equation. Design for Effective Philanthropy|
Through its network of more than 100 CEOs, Change the Equation pledges to create widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as an investment in our nation.
Change the Equation’s (CTEq) more than 100 corporate members devote more than $500 million a year to improving STEM learning. Yet they know that, to have a meaningful impact, they must align their efforts around common principles for effective engagement. CTEq’s Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy and companion Rubric draw on research and the collective experience of leaders in corporate philanthropy. They aim to define a framework for corporate engagement in STEM learning to create measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of our nation’s young people.
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|Chicago Black Inventors and Entrepreneurs|
The Chicago 1st Black Inventors/ Entrepreneurs Organization's (CFBIEO) goal is to provide its members with exclusive resources that will enable them to bring their invention to fruition and provide ongoing support. This seems like a promising site to point youth in tutor/mentor programs to, to illustrate how they can apply this thinking in their own lives..
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|Chicago High School for Agricultural Science||
The Chicago Board of Education created the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in July, 1984, and in September, 1985, we opened our doors as the newest high school in the Chicago Public Schools, attracting students from all parts of the city.|
This school was established at a time of great concern about the future of agricultural education and the agricultural industry in general. There is a nationwide effort underway to broaden the scope of teaching in and about agriculture beginning at the kindergarten level and extending through adulthood. At the high school level, there is strong interest in shifting the curriculum toward agribusiness and plant and animal sciences. Too few agricultural college graduates are available to fill the need for new professionals in agricultural science and business.
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|Coalition for Science After School|
The Coalition for Science After School strives to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) integral components of afterschool programming, bringing together the experience and commitment of hundreds of individuals and organizations to improve the quality and quantity of STEM learning opportunities.
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|Computers for Youth's Digital Learning Program (NYC)||
From the web:|
"CFY’s Digital Learning Program is a whole school/community initiative that helps students, teachers, and families in low-income areas fully harness the power of digital learning. This initiative extends classroom learning to the home, encourages self-directed learning, and deeply engages parents in the whole process."
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|Consumers Guide to Afterschool Science Resources ||
The Consumers Guide to Afterschool Science Resources contains reviews of high-quality, hands-on science content for afterschool programs. Developers began by asking afterschool practitioners to recommend programs or materials that they themselves had used or seen in action. A panel of afterschool and science content experts then carefully reviewed the resources identified as most promising. |
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|Dana Center at University of Texas works to improve education||
From the web site:|
"The Dana Center collaborates with local and national entities to improve education systems so that they foster opportunity for all students, particularly in mathematics and science. We are dedicated to nurturing students' intellectual passions and ensuring that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary education and the contemporary workplace—and for active participation in our modern democracy."
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|Directory of STEM programs in non-school hours|
The Coalition for Science After School National STEM Directory is a resource designed to connect families, policy makers, and potential funders with STEM-related programs, events, and organizational leadership in order to improve the quality and availability of out of school learning experiences.
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|Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World ||
Places its focus on the pyramids created several millennia ago. In the site's most compelling feature, titled Explore the Pyramids, visitors can scroll across the different pyramids, revealing their interior organization and a number of facts about their construction and so on. A brief timeline also gives some information about each of the different Egyptian dynasties. Educators will find much to enjoy here, as the site provides different lesson plans for students, complete with critical questions for discussion and lesson objectives. |
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|Engineering Learning Activities for Elementary School Grades||
From the web site: "The Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) project fosters engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE has created a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies."|
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|Fermilabyrinth - creative on-line learning||
This link points to on-line STEM learning activities provided by The Leon M. Lederman Science Education Center, located in Batavia, Illinois.|
Students learn about the tools, methods, and ideas of physicists studying the nature of nature at the smallest scales. The activities are challenging and fun. Students earn Einstein bucks as they complete each activity.
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|FIRST Robotics - Mentor based STEM programs||
FIRST is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math. Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2009-2010 FIRST season attracted more than 210,000 youth and more than 90,000 mentors, coaches, and volunteers from 56 countries. The annual programs culminate in an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends, and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path.|
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|FIRST Robotics Programs||
From the web site:|
"Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership."
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|GEOMentoring Program sponsored by ESRI|
National Geographic and ESRI have created a new program to inspire educators and community members to work together to improve student learning. People who use geography in their work can help educators and youth see the world in new ways. The GeoMentor program is designed to inspire volunteers to work with a teacher or youth club leader to help kids see, use, and do more geography in and out of classrooms
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|HP Catalyst Initiative - focus on STEM education||
From the web site:|
"Launched in 2010, HP Catalyst is an initiative from HP’s Office of Global Social Innovation. This global network of consortia brings together leading educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, to explore new approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. These groups are investigating opportunities, such as collaborative learning and student assessment, to make the most of technology to empower great teaching and create powerful new learning experiences for students."
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