The resources listed below are designed to help science educators plan, implement, and evaluate their programs. New resources are added as we learn about them. If you know of useful resources and would like to recommend them to others, please contact Kate Spohr.
*Asterisked resources are UC Berkeley Access only.
Digital Library Resources and Guides
- Digital library resources for E&O. This site provides a wealth of digital resources for STEM educators. Resources include: databases for researching STEM education topics; community and educational databases (e.g., US Census Bureau); major daily newspapers and news sources; and internet search engines to access grey literature (i.e. government/NGO reports, technical reports, etc.). It also provides tips for smart searches, search strategies, and critical evaluation of what you find.
- Evaluation (*). This site provides guides, tools, and resources for evaluating the effectiveness educational programs and student outcomes.
- Resources for Common Sense Evaluation. This compact 2-page document–created especially for CEO by expert evaluators at Lawrence Hall of Science–covers types of evaluation, evaluation methods, tips for working with an outside evaluator, resources for finding an evaluator, and budgeting for evaluation.
Understanding NSF Broader Impacts – Tools and Resources
- NSF Broader Impacts (*). This site provides detailed information about NSF’s broader impacts criteria and expectations. It also provides links to resources to help proposers create high-quality broader impacts plans and activities.
- Portal to the Public’s Implementation Manual is a practical guide for preparing scientists for public engagement and connecting them with public audiences. In 2018, an updated Implementation Manual was released, with new professional development activities and other updates that reflect changes in the field over the last decade.
- Citizen Science Resources. This document provides best practices, resources, and evaluation info compiled by Public Education Specialist Dan Zevin for CEO.
- Citizen Science publications from MSPNet.
- Techbridge Girls’ Recommended Resources for Role Models page contains a wealth of resources for role models, including a Role Models Matter Toolkit.
- Techbridge Girls’ Field Trip Guide provides step-by-step guidance on planning engaging STEM field experiences.
UC Policy on Working with Minors
- UC Berkeley Policy on Activities Involving Minors contains important information for those conducting education and outreach activities with students under age 18.