Indiana Out-of-School Time Learning Advisory Board Report and Recommendations
Exciting Progress for OST STEM Funding!
2018 Indiana Out-of-School Time Learning Advisory BoardReport and Recommendations
This summer, the Indiana Out-of-School Time Learning Advisory Board worked collaboratively to create a comprehensive report to the Indiana General Assembly and the Indiana Department of Education.
The Indiana Out-of-School Time (OST) Learning Advisory Board recommended that the Indiana General Assembly:
Establish more funding streams to address the needs of Indiana youth and families and gaps in current programming offered throughout Indiana.
The Indiana OST Advisory Board continue to exist in a modified form to support awareness of OST programs, advise the coordination of OST resources, and make recommendations on ways to expand access and quality of OST programming.
The Indiana Out-of-School-Time Learning Advisory Board (OST Board) was established by
Senate Bill 251 (passed in the 2016 Session of the Indiana General Assembly).
How Indiana has been a national leader in out-of-school STEM education
How the Indiana Afterschool Network is leading the effort toward greater integration of in-school/out-of-school STEM education
How quality STEM education has been a major focus in the Indiana out-of-school community
JUST RELEASED: The Indiana STEM Six-Year Strategic Plan, developed by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) with the guidance of the Indiana STEM Advisory Council, guides the IDOE's vision of ensuring all K-12 Indiana students graduate with critical thinking skills.
The objectives of this six-year strategic plan include:
Improving STEM instruction
Scaling evidence-based STEM curriculum in classrooms