CAN Newsletter
January 13, 2015

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Click 2 SciencePD: Creating Moments that Click!

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!

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RAND Releases First Student Outcome Findings from Major Summer Learning Study

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.