National Academies Report Considers Informal STEM Learning

A new report from the National Academies of Science summarizes the work of a committee of education experts on how the informal education sector could improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning.

The workshop was held in February 2014 and brought together more than 100 representatives of the formal, informal, and afterschool education sectors. “STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Engaging Schools and Empowering Teachers to Integrate Formal, Informal, and Afterschool Education to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Grades K-8,” is the summary of that meeting and explores how educators can foster more seamless learning of STEM subjects for students in elementary and middle school.

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