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ERIC Number: EJ1083924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Bringing in the Tech: Using Outside Expertise to Enhance Technology Learning in Youth Programs
Akiva, Thomas; Povis, Kaleen Tison; Martinez, Ani
Afterschool Matters, n22 p45-53 Fall 2015
Afterschool continues to be promoted as a complementary setting to school for strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education (for example, Krishnamurthi, Bevan, Rinehart, & Coulon, 2013). This is a reasonable idea: 10.2 million children and youth in the U.S. participate in structured afterschool programs (Afterschool Alliance, 2014), and the flexibility of afterschool settings allows for innovative approaches to STEM exploration and engagement. This article presents a case study of an insert program that brings technology learning to afterschool programs. The content is computer programming, robotics, and web development. The outside provider recruits and trains adults to provide technological expertise. This case study highlights the promise of insert programs in STEM and other content areas while also revealing important challenges in implementation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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