Linking In-School and Out-of-School Learning

Expansion of the E2E Session at the Spring 2018 CoP in Washington, DC on the alignment of in-school and out-of-school learning.

Linking in-school and out-of-school programming — the ‘Holy Grail’ of an impactful STEM Ecosystem

E2E Session Description:

In-school STEM educators face numerous obstacles:  limited time, overwhelming requirements, a culture of accountability.  Out-of-school STEM programs can offer high quality and varied learning experiences in a non-judgmental setting where experimentation is encouraged.

Why, then, do in-school and out-of-school STEM programs operate in silos, not sharing curriculum, training, data, or student information — even when they share facilities?

Bob Abrams, Indiana Afterschool Network, Sabrina Gomez, ExpandED Schools, Rabiah Mayas, Northwestern University, and Christina O’Guinn, Tech Museum of Innovation, identify the key factors to address for a successful in-school/out-of-school partnership.  In small group discussions, they will share how their respective initiatives offer solutions to these challenges.

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