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Zero Robotics – Launching Across Washington State and Into Space This Summer!

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School’s Out Washington is thrilled to be partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NASA, the Museum of Flight, and other partners as the Washington State coordinator of Zero Robotics! Zero Robotics is a new kind of robotics competition for middle school students in ten states aimed at getting youth interested in STEM early – […]

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“Crazy 8s” clubs bring energy and playfulness to math

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Crazy 8s is a new nationwide after-school club designed to get kids fired up about math. Kids get to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… and make friendships at the same time. Crazy 8s is like no other math club before it. Unlike the competitive, test-oriented clubs out there, Crazy 8s […]

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Recommended Resources for STEM Programs

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STEM is a natural fit for afterschool and summer programs. We can allow students the time and space to explore ideas and experiment, a luxury our colleagues working 9 to 3 don’t have. But STEM is such a huge thing to work with. Even the name is an acronym of four huge, separate things: science, […]

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Taking STEM Learning to Seattle’s Asian Immigrant Community

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Chinese Information & Service Center in Seattle provides afterschool and summer programming to children and youth in central and south Seattle. CISC is one of five programs participating in a STEM pilot focused on continuous quality improvement in practice.  Peggy Kwok, Youth Development Program Supervisor, explains how her program serving approximately 60 youth incorporates STEM […]

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Washington Parents Value STEM Learning Opportunities Provided by Afterschool Programs

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News Release: New Report on STEM in Afterschool  Visit Afterschool Alliance website for access to full report: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/AA3PM/  Today, the Afterschool Alliance released a special report, Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Programs Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education, which finds broad support among Washington parents for providing STEM learning in afterschool, and high satisfaction with […]

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