3 years, 4 months ago Angie KastningParticipant
Over the past two school years, the Massachusetts STEM ELT Network supported eight Massachusetts schools to expand and improve their STEM offerings to build increased engagement and knowledge among their K-8 students. Key lessons learned are captured in the STEM Focused Schools video series, three videos that each delve into a key aspect of STEM teaching and learning:
- Prioritizing STEM for All Students
- Building Student Engagement and 21st Century Skills through STEM
- Fostering Excellence in STEM Instruction
For more details, examples, and project artifacts, please see our new report, Increasing STEM Engagement & Knowledge Among K-8 Students: Effective Practices & Artifacts from the Massachusetts STEM ELT Network.
Thank you to Overdeck Family Foundation for their generous support of the Massachusetts STEM ELT Network. For questions or further information about the network, please contact Elysa Severinghaus at Empower Schools.
New Book Featuring NCTL
Learning Time: In Pursuit of Educational Equity
This important book, featuring a chapter by NCTL’s Jennifer Davis and David Farbman, explores how education time can be expanded, reimagined, and reorganized in an effort to enhance the educational opportunities and outcomes of disadvantaged students. Learning Time examines how the nature, quality, and quantity of education time varies dramatically for affluent and poor children. The book’s contributors provide a variety of strategies and best practices for expanding learning opportunities – through schools, after-school programs, Promise Neighborhoods, Linked Learning, and more – to provide a comprehensive overview of approaches for tackling this issue.
The authors review the positive outcomes associated with expanded learning time, the cultural and political underpinnings of our current inequitable system, and the fundamental, lasting ways to address those underlying conditions. This book promises to be a valuable overview of an important, understudied field and a practical, useful resource for policymakers and practitioners who are determined to implement reforms for underserved youth. for a discounted price.
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Mailing List Transition
Last year, NCTL Co-Founder Jennifer Davis joined the Education Redesign Lab at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Founded by one of NCTL’s original co-chairs and former Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Paul Reville, the Education Redesign Labseeks to expand educational opportunities and supports for children living in poverty across the U.S. The Lab’s field work, research, and policy agenda is providing an important opportunity to leverage NCTL’s national legacy. Those interested in expanded learning time will now receive emails from the Lab, where NCTL’s agenda will make frequent appearances. If you would like to opt out of this transfer, you can unsubscribe at the bottom of this email. We hope you will remain a supporter in this important work to expand learning and enrichment opportunities for children.
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