This page contains resources to help science educators plan, implement, evaluate, and find funding for their programs. We will continue to add new resources as we learn about them. If you know of high-quality resources that you use in your work and can recommend to others, please contact Kate Spohr.
*Asterisked resources are UC Berkeley Access only.
General Resources for STEM Educators
- 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.
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.
UC Berkeley Policy on Activities Involving Minors
- UC Berkeley Policy on Activities Involving Minors (effective Oct 1, 2014). Important information for those conducting education and outreach activities with students under age 18.