Afterschool Webinar:

Learn to Speak “STEM-ish”: Translating Afterschool STEM to Boost Public Support

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 02:00 PM ET

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About this webinar:

Want to help afterschool STEM blast off in your community? Do you struggle to convince your stakeholders that afterschool must be at the table for conversations about improving STEM education? The FrameWorks Institute has recently completed a multi-year study of what messages about afterschool and STEM expand people’s support and which are not productive.

Join us for a two-part, interactive webinar series to learn how the FrameWorks Institute’s research-based communications strategies boost public support for afterschool STEM programs. We will review common communications traps that can weaken your messages’ effectiveness and practice staying out of those traps by applying tested tools that work to increase people’s understanding of informal STEM learning, how it works, and why it matters.   

Part 1 of the webinar, on April 6, will introduce some of the tools and communication tips. Part 2 of the webinar, on May 3, will showcase the remaining tools and address any questions that come up as you start to apply these in your own work.


  • Jenn Nichols, Senior Associate, Learning Team, FrameWorks Institute
  • Anita Krishnamurthi, Vice President for STEM Policy, Afterschool Alliance