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STEM Hub - Presentation Slide Toolkit


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A collection of individual slides you can sprinkle into your own presentation.

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STEM Hub - Presentation Slide Toolkit

  1. 1. Presentation Slide Toolkit A template for building your own presentation slides, with example language and graphics to make the case for afterschool and summer STEM learning.
  2. 2. Telling the story of afterschool STEM A well-framed story answers the public’s big questions about social issues: 1. Why does this matter to society? 2. How does this issue work? 3. If it’s not working, what’s getting in the way? 4. What can we do about it? Whether you’re creating slides for a keynote speech, conference workshop, webinar, or presentation to potential partners make sure you follow this complete story arc. Don’t forget to use data and examples to back up your claims!
  3. 3. Other Helpful Resources There are other Afterschool STEM Hub resources that are useful in creating presentation slides. 1. Framing with Visuals– Presentation slides are meant to be highly visual. Learn what considerations to make when designing graphics and choosing photos. 2. Talking Points – Be sure to include the facts. Find additional supporting data points. 3. Tell Your Program’s Story– More resources from the Afterschool STEM hub that can help!
  4. 4. The following slides are not intended to be delivered beginning to end. Rather, it offers multiple answers to the story arc with example language and graphics to enhance your own presentations.
  5. 5. Spelling out “STEM”: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  6. 6. 1| Why does this matter?
  7. 7. We need creative thinkers & communicators Top two categories of skills needed in the years ahead: • “Expert thinking” – solving new problems for which there are no routine solutions. • “Complex communication” – persuading, explaining, conveying a particular interpretation of information. • STEM learning builds both! Source: The New Division of Labor: How Computers are Creating the Next Job Market. Levey, F. & Murnane, R. 2004.
  8. 8. Innovation in science & engineering powers our economy forward • Tomorrow’s economy will be primarily driven by innovation, especially in science and engineering. • One job in the high-tech sector leads to 4 jobs in local goods and services. Source: STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future. U.S. Department of Commerce. 2011.
  9. 9. 2| How does it work?
  10. 10. Afterschool STEM: It’s Time to Activate! • 75% of Nobel Prize winners in the sciences say that their passion for science was first sparked in non- school environments. Source: Science by Stealth. Friedman, L. & Quinn, J. 2006.
  11. 11. Afterschool STEM: It’s Time to Activate! • School-age children only spend 20% of their waking hours in school. • To make the most of the other 80% , we need to give children chances to be inspired and engaged in learning in new ways and environments. Source: Poverty and Potential: Out-of-School Factors and School Success, Berliner, D. 2009.
  12. 12. Students need access to STEM programs • 69% of parents with children in afterschool programs report that their child gets some form of STEM programming and 76% of these children are offered it at least once a week. • And yet—for every child in an afterschool program, two more are waiting to get in. Demand far outstrips supply! Source: America After 3PM. Afterschool Alliance. 2014.
  13. 13. Frequency Builds STEM Fluency • Students who were immersed in STEM after school developed greater fluency in these subjects. • Among 1,600 youth in 160 afterschool programs, more than 70% of students reported positive gains in their attitudes toward STEM, their personal STEM identity, STEM career knowledge, and 21st century skills. Source: America After 3PM. Afterschool Alliance. 2014. Afterschool & STEM system-building evaluation 2016. The Pear Institute. 2017.
  14. 14. Talk about your program! How does your STEM program allow for the kind of immersion that builds fluency? How does it spark interest and activate learning? Research has found that the public lacks a clear grasp of what happens in non-school educational settings—specifically how these contexts improve STEM knowledge and skills, and, in turn, why afterschool and summer STEM learning is important. Explanatory examples give people a concrete understanding of these
  15. 15. 3| What’s the problem?
  16. 16. Opportunities to learn are like charging stations
  17. 17. Opportunities to power up STEM learning are reliable in some places, but patchy in others A 2014 analysis of student preparation in STEM found wide variation across the nation: • In Massachusetts, 1 in 6 students earned at least one advanced high school credit. • In Mississippi, the rate was 1 in 80 students Source: Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on School Effectiveness. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. 2014.
  18. 18. 4| What can we do?
  19. 19. We need every student—regardless of zip code—to have access to afterschool STEM Policies that create greater access abound in some states, but lag in others: • 17 states have passed legislation that directly supports afterschool • 21 states fund afterschool programs • As of 2018, all 50 states have initiatives promoting quality in afterschool (up from 34 in 2011). Sources: 50 State Afterschool Network: Scan of Quality Systems. American Institutes for Research. 2017. Operation Shoestring: Mississippi Statewide Afterschool Network. Charles Stewart Mott
  20. 20. Good luck and happy presenting!