1. Leah Clapman
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/leahclapman
  3. Managing Editor, Education
  5. PBS NewsHour
  1. John Fraser
  2. http://www.newknowledge.org/our-team/
  3. President & CEO
  5. New Knowledge Organization Ltd.
  1. Su-Jen Roberts
  2. Researcher
  4. New Knowledge Organization Ltd.
  1. Bill Swift
  2. STEM Coordinating Producer
  4. PBS NewsHour, Student Reporting Labs PBS Newshour

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

NSF Awards: 1503315

2017 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Undergraduate, Informal / multi-age

The best journalism practices support some of the best STEM practices: using all senses to observe the real world; coming up with hypotheses and testing ideas; research, verifying evidence and sorting through facts and potential bias.

The PBS NewsHour STEM Student Reporting Labs program opens new pathways to STEM for students whose interests fall outside of traditional schoolwork. Students produce original multi-media stories for broadcast and social media platforms that engage peer groups, broader audiences and the general public. STEM Student Reporting Labs can be implemented in classrooms, informal and after-school environments with broadcast, film, digital media or journalism.

NewKnowledge is conducting front-end evaluation, formative research and evaluation, and summative research and evaluation of experimental and control sets to determine how project-based learning that integrates socially relevant media and STEM content, scaffolded by mentoring, will increase youth interest in STEM learning, promote STEM and media literacy, and motivate youth to pursue careers in STEM and STEM communication. 

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