January 13, 2015
Click2SciencePD.org is an interactive professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors, and frontline staff/volunteers in expanded learning programs implementing STEM programming. Click2Science has identified 20 Skills to Make STEM Click and created a variety of professional development modules to help improve the quality of STEM learning opportunities. Check out Click2Science’s new professional development skill, Group Management During STEM, to learn about maintaining a positive and engaging environment for learning during STEM activities!
The Wallace Foundation in partnership with the RAND Corporation have conducted a study to determine the effect of high-quality summer programs have on student academic success. The first set of results of a randomized controlled trial have been published in the report Ready for Fall? Near-Term Effects of Voluntary Summer Learning Programs on Low-Income Students’ Learning Opportunities and Outcomes. This report outlines initial findings which describe a positive correlation between participation in summer learning programs and math academic performance. Access the full publication.
During the last legislative session, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1221 (Hancock). This new law amends sections of the California Education Code (EC) related to after school. Major pieces of SB 1221 to be implemented are the following: