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Wiring The Network For Quality STEM In After-School and Summer Learning


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2014 California STEM Summit

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Wiring The Network For Quality STEM In After-School and Summer Learning

  1. 1. Wiring The Network For Quality STEM In After-School and Summer Learning Kathy Bihr Vice President, Programs & Education, Tiger Woods Foundation Gerald Solomon Executive Director, Samueli Foundation Janet Yamaguchi Vice President of Education, Discovery Science Center CynDee Zandes Chief Program Officer, THINK Together
  2. 2. OC STEM Initiative Networks and Partners National Funders Network Funding Partners Program & Advocacy State Networks California STEM Learning Network California OST STEM Network Regional Network OC STEM Initiative EARLY LEARNING Birth 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr Parents MIDDLE SCHOOL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4 yr K 1st 2nd Teachers 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Businesses 8th HIGH SCHOOL 9th 10th 11th Funders Current Partners Allergan Foundation Boeing Company Broadcom Foundation Children and Families Commission of Orange County Cotsen Foundation Edwards Lifesciences JP Morgan Chase Bank Kay Family Foundation OCTANe Opus Community Foundation Orange County Department of Education Orange County United Way Samueli Foundation The Boeing Corporation Tiger Woods Foundation/Learning Center HIGHER EDUCATION 12th 13th 14th 16th 15th Career Programs © Samueli Foundation, 2011
  3. 3. Identifying the Systems K-12 Formal Informal Science Center K-12 Afterschool
  4. 4. Five Building Blocks of a Successful STEM in Out-of-School Time Network K-12 school partnership Backbone organization to support the network (not necessarily K12 education) A strong local funder willing to invest beyond and in addition to the outside funding Successful STEM Collaboration A strong established informal science center that interacts with the after school program A local credible influencer to lead the project. Preferably, more than one champion in the community
  5. 5. OC STEM RISP Logic Model Resources • OC STEM Initiative Activities • (Members, community partners, network connections and infrastructure) • • (infrastructure, capacity, key partners, communication, project management) Implementation Partners (Discovery Science Center, Orange County Department of Education, Tiger Woods Learning Center/Foundation, THINK Together) • Steering Committee CDE Regional Offices • Informal Science Centers • • Afterschool and Summer STEM Programs Existing networks in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange County • California STEM Learning Network • California Afterschool Network Develop and implement program support and professional development (program support and professional development delivery model based on three levels of technical assistance) (Members, network, expertise) • Develop Regional Innovation Support Provider • Develop and implement Communities of Practice • Develop STEM resource menu • Assist in defining effective STEM programs for program implementation/imp rovement and evaluation purposes Outputs • Number of partners in network • Number of STEM learning opportunities across counties • Number of educators engaged in professional development • Number of members in each Communities of Practice Short-Term and Intermediate Outcomes • Number of effective STEM programs • Evaluation findings Program outcomes: An increase in the intensity, duration and quality of STEM learning opportunities. • Staff outcomes: An increase in the confidence, competence, and motivation in offering STEM learning opportunities. • Types of STEM resources introduced to counties • • • Student outcomes: An increase in engagement, interest, and applied knowledge of STEM content and processes. Initiative outcomes: The documentation of promising practices, linking of results to specific STEM in OST models, and the sharing of this information with the field in ways that can effectively guide program improvement and expansion efforts. Impact • All students possess the requisite STEM skills to be competitive for 21st century jobs in Orange County • All educators and teachers are provided the tools and support to ensure their students are STEM competent and STEM literate • Orange County is a leader in STEM workforce competitiveness in California and the United States
  6. 6. OC STEM Regional Innovation Support Provider (RISP) Network K-12 Students Afterschool/Summer Programs Educators Informal Science Centers County Offices of Education Regional Offices Los Angeles County Informal Science Centers Orange County Riverside County California STEM Learning Network San Diego County Office of Education OC STEM RISP Key Community Partners/Leaders THINK Together Community Partners San Bernardino County California Afterschool Network Key Implementation Partners Districts OC STEM RISP Steering Committee Tiger Woods Learning Center/Foundation Orange County Department of Education OC STEM Initiative Discovery Science Center
  7. 7. Discussion
  8. 8. Wiring the Network for Quality STEM in After-School and Summer Learning For follow-up or questions: CJ Calderon OC STEM Initiative 949-760-4407