Connected Science Learning is a peer-reviewed online journal that highlights STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between in-school and out-of-school settings. It features articles about highly effective programs and shares research that connects preK–12 STEM learning in schools and out-of-school settings, specifically highlighting effective mechanisms for collaboration. In addition to being a valued resource for a broad range of STEM education professionals, this journal is useful to policy makers, corporations, foundations, and others seeking to identify, advance, and invest in STEM education.
Connected Science Learning will ultimately be issued quarterly. Each issue published over three months, with about one-third of the current issue being posted to the website in the first month. Another third will be posted a month later, and the last articles in the issue will be posted in the third month. Subscribers will receive an e-mail each month alerting them to the new articles. The website will also provide readers with “teasers” of what will appear in upcoming segments.
The journal is a joint initiative of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). Funding to pilot and evaluate the effectiveness and demand for the first two issues was provided through a National Science Foundation (NSF) EAGER award (DRL-1420262).