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Making as a Strategy for Afterschool STEM Learning: Report from the California Tinkering Afterschool Network Research-Practice Partnership


"This report summarizes findings from the California Tinkering Afterschool Network, a research-practice partnership with STEM researchers and informal educators to co-investigate STEM-rich making in afterschool programs serving young people from communities historically underrepresented in STEM. The three-year study identified key dimensions related to (1) How STEM-Rich Making advances afterschool programmatic goals related to socio-emotional and intellectual growth for youth; (2) Key characteristics of programs that effectively engage youth historically marginalized in STEM fields; and (3) Staff development needs to support equity-oriented STEM-Rich Making programs."

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