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Engineer for the Week (EFTW) is a Facebook Education program that aims to demystify the world of tech by empowering students to build a working tech prototype while developing computer science skills.

Washington, DC, May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) released today a free, online Afterschool Tech Toolkit to guide the effective integration of technology in afterschool learning programs.

Published in Google News/Blog
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:09

What makes a STEM lesson great?

STEM education was created so students would be prepared for the 21st-centuryworkforce—and even for jobs that don't yet exist.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:01

5 Ways to Spark STEM Interest in Girls

The loss of interest and engagement in STEM programs and careers for girls is well documented. And while women make up half of the workforce, only 29 percent participate in STEM careers, with even lower numbers in computer science. Karen Peterson, CEO of National Girls Collaborative Project, shares her thoughts.

Think back to your childhood: What are your fondest memories? Did you play outside? Did you use your imagination? Did you play in groups? How much time did you spend alone in front of a screen?

This fall marks the first time that cohorts of afterschool leaders will learn how to coach their own staff in seeing, recording and practicing vital skills needed for effective STEM facilitation.

Published in Executive Extra

Washington, DC, May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) released today a free, online Afterschool Tech Toolkit to guide the effective integration of technology in afterschool learning programs.

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Over the past decade, afterschool programs have established themselves as a vibrant and important setting to engage young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Over the past 10 years, developments in technology and how we interact with information have been racing forward at a staggering pace. We are living in the future—and these changes have impacted young people and their education.

I am a millennial Luddite working at a tech startup.

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