Curriculum and Professional Development for OST Science Education


Check out the National Institute of Out-of-School Time’s article “Curriculum and Professional Development for OST Science Education – Lessons Learned from California 4-H” to learn about pedagogical skills and resources necessary to support science literacy for youth. Grounded in literature and research, this article introduces essential professional development models to educators in the field in order to promote the best practices in science education. The article focuses on the successes of 4-H Youth Development Programs, and applies the strategies used by these community-based organizations to strengthen inquiry-based science learning in OST. Such strategies emphasize interactive, meaning-based learning activities that effectively engage students in science concepts that align with national standards. 

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