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  • Date: 08/21/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    These slides accompanied the plenary talk given by Joan Ferrini-Mundy at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Ferrini-Mundy connected the history of National Science Foundation (NSF) support for informal STEM education with the roles that it will continue to play within the Directorate of Education and Human Resources (EHR) at NSF. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This document was produced by Beck Tench for the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE). It provides visual documentation of the 2014 AISL PI Meeting that was held in Washington, DC. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Department of Education of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, with broad participatory support from free-standing, university-based and regional natural history museums across the nation will conduct a 3-day national conference on informal science learning in natural history settings. The goal of this conference ... »
  • Date: 06/20/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    From March 26-28, 2014, the Coalition for Science After School (CSAS) hosted its final summit, Passing the Torch: Advancing Opportunity for Quality Science Learning. The Summit was intended to: (1) celebrate a decade of progress in strengthening and expanding STEM learning opportunities in out-of-school time; (2) call attention to critical issues ... »
  • Date: 06/26/2014
    Resource Category!: Research Agenda
    This research agenda is a living document, constructed in response to on-going field-wide conversations following the 21st Century Natural History Settings Conference at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. At the conference, natural history professionals explored new directions for museums and other natural history institutions, including ... »
  • Date: 06/24/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    In 2009 the Coalition for Science After School hosted the First National Conference on Science and Technology in Out-of-School Time. Funded by the Noyce Foundation, with additional support from Science Chicago, the Motorola Foundation, and the United States Department of Education, the meeting took place in Chicago, IL and resulted in a 2009 ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    New mobile device features and the growing proportion of visitors carrying mobiles allow the range of museum exhibit design possibilities to be expanded. In particular, we see opportunities for using mobiles to help exhibits scale up to support variable-sized groups of visitors, and to support collaborative visitor-visitor interactions. Because ... »
  • Date: 10/18/2014
    Resource Category!: Presentation Slides
    This is a handout from the session "20+ Trending Tech Tools That Make Work Easier, You Smarter" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. It includes a link to the slides and more information about the tools discussed in the session. ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The University of Massachusetts Lowell conducted 1.5-day conference in the fall of 2011, titled "Learning on the Go: Using Out-of-Home Media to Communicate Climate Science." The conference, held at the Lowell Inn and Conference Center, brought together approximately 125 professionals and students in climate science, communications, out-of-home ... »
  • Date: 06/24/2014
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    In preparation for its sunset of operations, the Coalition for Science After School Steering Committee decided to organize a Summit, Passing the Torch: Advancing Opportunity for Quality Science Learning. The meeting took place in March 2014, hosted by the Exploratorium in San Francisco. An invited group of sixty leaders came together from across ... »

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