Tools and resources supporting PK-12 learning experiences that inspire and prepare all students for STEM-related careers and citizenship.
Toolbox links redirect to Google Drive documents and folders. Users may download copies of the toolbox resources for their own use.
This handbook is an overview of the processes and materials available to host and participate effectively in Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLEs). The use of this document will help ensure that activities are as effective as possible for the students while keeping the overhead to volunteers and the hosting organization to a minimum.
A flipped Internship is a career-exploration approach designed to provide both 21st century job skills training as well as exposure to industry-specific problems from which students can further understand the fit of the career to their interests and ambitions. The intent of a Flipped Internship is to bring authentic industry projects into the classroom that allow for student discovery and a broad potential for solution recommendation. Flipped Internships can be designed for any class and in any industry sector, and therefore provide broad possibilities for student and community engagement. This general outline is provided to guide the creation of a Flipped Internship and does not seek to convey any industry-specific content.
This tool delineates a process that was used to design a STEAM in the Field experience for students. The exemplar experience, the 2021 Scotch Creek Field Experience for Tonasket students, provides a model for planning for other experiences.
Resources (and K-5 Advocacy Tools)
- AWSP: Elementary Science Video Workshop for Principals
- 2018 NSSME+ Survey: multiple factors influencing science teacher decisions & instruction
- Science Capital: Understanding Patterns of Science Participation
- STEM Teaching Tool #43: Why Do We Need To Teach Science in Elementary School?
- NSTA Position Statement: Elementary School Science