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Other Announcements: STEM Peer Learning Community (PLC)


STEM Peer Learning Community (PLC)


The goal of the 2022-23 STEM Peer Learning Community (PLC), supported by a grant to MASN from the Million Girls Moonshot (MGM) initiative, is to equip afterschool educators with the tools to facilitate effective learning in STEM. The PLC will focus on expanding content through STEM Playlists and enhancing delivery through Reflective Coaching modules.

Afterschool educators who participate in the program will:

  • Experience personalized professional development to deepen skills.
  • Access STEM Playlists – curated, sequenced lessons – to implement with youth.
  • Receive 1:1 coaching in STEM education principles.
  • Build relationships with peers who are doing similar work.


  • Improved STEM facilitation by educators to increase students’ interest and abilities in STEM
  • Develop a network of STEM afterschool educators to advance individual and group capacity
  • Scholarship to attend the 2022 MOSAC Conference (registration and 2 nights hotel)
  • $500 stipend for developing and sharing a STEM Playlist with the PLC


Anyone who provides STEM education in the afterschool setting is urged to apply. This can include, but is not limited to, frontline staff, STEM coordinators, STEM educators, teachers, and program directors/coordinators that work with directly with youth leading STEM education activities. This PLC can accommodate scholarships for 30 afterschool staff through the Million Girls Moonshot funding.




Created at 4/29/2022 8:07 AM by Cindy Heislen
Last modified at 4/29/2022 8:07 AM by Cindy Heislen