Afterschool Matters Spring 2013


This special STEM focused issue of the Journal was funded by the NOYCE Foundation.

Download the entire issue of Afterschool Matters Spring 2013 as a pdf. 68 pages.

Download individual articles as pdfs:

By Bronwyn Bevan and Vera Michalchik

The limitations of the additive model of learning and the advantages of the contextual model for fostering a STEM learning environment.

By Jessica Donner and Yvonne Wang

Recognizing that schools can’t boost STEM preformance alone, policy makers and educators have called for “all hands on deck” to boost STEM achievement, ignite passions in science, and expose students to STEM career possibilities. 

By Marlene Kliman, Nuria Jaumot-Pascual, and Valerie Martin

Developing resources to assist librarians in bringing mathematic reasoning and problem solving into their programing and develop the library as a forum for exchanging problem-solving strategies. 

By Sandra L. Laursen, Heather Thiry, Tim Archie, and Rebecca Crane

Belief is widespread that OST programs are ideal locations in which to learn science and that youth participation may increase access to science for underrepresented groups, such as girls or minorities, and enhance the science workforce.

By Michael MacEwan

Voices from the Field: an exploration of a program through the experience of the children, the training of the staff and potential spaces for improvement.

By Harriet S. Mosatche, Susan Matloff-Nieves, Linda Kekelis, and Elizabeth K. Lawner

Research-supported strategies for working with teen girls and building interest in STEM fields and careers. 

By Christine Andrews Paulsen

An exploration of the contributions of public television programs to increased awareness of and interest in STEM fields. 


    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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