Here are a few STEM Messaging platform resources to help build the case for STEM learning in and out-of-school.
Telling the STEM Chapter of the Education Core Story: A Communications Toolkit
This toolkit is a collection of framing research, recommendations, and sample communications designed to help leading voices explain learning in science, technology, engineering, and math in such a way that builds public understanding and will on STEM issues, while also supporting a broader reframed narrative about education as a public good.
These talking points use tested values and metaphors that have been shown to be effective ways to frame the field’s case for why afterschool STEM matters, how it works, and how to improve it. Think of them as a set of go-to topic sentences for paragraphs that you’ll develop with details about your specific communication focus.
communicate clearly about this important work. The toolkit focuses on helping the field use clear, crisp, consistent language.In addition to providing strategies and tips for communicating effectively, it provides language to explain the value of expanded learning, the work of intermediaries, and the role of expanded-learning systems in improving outcomes for youth.