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Nasa and Afterschool Programs: Connecting to the Future: by Gretchen Walker

By Walker, Gretchen

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Title: Nasa and Afterschool Programs: Connecting to the Future: by Gretchen Walker  
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Excerpt: NASA and Afterschool Programs. Connecting to the Future, What NASA Has to Offer Education Standards, Achievement, and the Afterschool Program, The Revolution in Earth and Space Science Education, Trends in Science Education...

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Table of Contents Introduction .....................................................................................................................6 NASA and the Afterschool Arena: Background and Confluence.....................................8 Goals and Purposes of the Afterschool Community.................................................................8 NASA?s Goals and Purposes .................................................................................................10 Confluence: NASA and Afterschool .......................................................................................12 Connecting to the Future: The Potential for Collaboration......................................................15 The Afterschool Landscape...........................................................................................16 Afterschool Program Participants ..........................................................................................16 Afterschool Community Program Profiles and Support Structures .........................................17 Afterschool Staff....................................................................................................................18 Characteristics of Successful Afterschool Programs..............................................................20 Common Outcomes of Successful Afterschool Programs......................................................21 History and Future of Science Learning in Afterschool Programs...........................................21 Issues Facing the Afterschool Community?s Integration of Science Programming..................23 Connecting to the Future: Building on the Afterschool Community?s Assets ..........................24 Potential of Current Efforts for Afterschool: A Scan of the Field ..................................25 Scan of the Field: Design and Methodology...........................................................................25 Findings ...............................................................................................................................27 Implementation Requirements ...............................................................................................30 Connecting to the Future: Expanding from Existing Programs and Models ...........................34 Promising Directions: Lessons from the Demonstration Sites.......................................36 The Demonstration Site Component......................................................................................36 Lessons Learned ...................................................................................................................38 Science as Inquiry in Afterschool...........................................................................................43 Connecting to the Future: The Potential for Inquiry in Afterschool..........................................46 Recommendations.........................................................................................................47 Recommendation 1 : Make NASA resources fully accessible to the afterschool community ............................................................................................................................47 Recommendation 2 : Extract and concentrate on the NASA content that is most appropriate for afterschool science .......................................................................................48 Recommendation 3 : Partner, tap into existing networks, use intermediaries and science-rich institutions.........................................................................................................49 Recommendation 4 : Take a ?One NASA? perspective ? Look at the entire NASA portfolio for education and workforce development and identify the most appropriate space for afterschool.............................................................................................................50 References.....................................................................................................................51 Appendix A: Project Methodology................................................................................54 Scan of the Field Methodology ...............................................................................................................54 Methodology for the Demonstration Site Component .......................................................................55 Appendix B: Scan of the Field Program Matrix .............................................................59 Programs Included in the Scan of the Field............................................................................60 Appendix C: Curriculum included in the scan of the field............................................65 Appendix D: Afterschool Programs and Science: What?s Next?69 Where is Afterschool Headed and How do Science Learning Opportunities Fit Into the Afterschool Landscape? ..................................................................................................71

 

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