Implementing Out-of-School Time STEM resources: Best Practices from Public Television

March 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a number of informal STEM programs that provide funding for media producers, including public television (TV) stations, to provide children’s STEM programming in out-of-school-time (OST) settings. These projects typically include a children's TV series (animated or not) aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), plus resources such as hands-on activity guides, educator toolkits, and other materials that can be used to support STEM learning in OST settings. This paper explores the lessons learned from seven such programs and their respective NSF-funded outreach initiatives.


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Christine Paulsen, Author, Concord Evaluation Group


Publication: Afterschool Matters
Volume: 17
Page(s): 27

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Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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