This online course will provide you with the most comprehensive understanding of the communications research on how the American public thinks about STEM education and out-of-school time learning. This course is accessible at no cost through March 2017.Take It
This two-part recorded webinar series provides an overview of the FrameWorks Institute's research-based communications strategies that boost public support for afterschool STEM programs. It overviews a few of the 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.
The FrameWorks Academy is a set of interactive online courses offered by the FrameWorks Institute. Some courses are available for free and others are available for a nominal cost. Here's two of our favorites.
In American culture, we often tell highly personal, individualized stories to advocate for social issues. While this approach is often highly compelling, it leaves a lot of important aspects out. In this course, learn how to tell “thematic stories,” in order to open the door to a better understanding of both the causes of social problems as well as their solutions.Take It
As communicators, we often reach for data to help us make powerful arguments. Since we can't ensure that our audience will interpret data in the ways that we want them to, numbers must be used strategically and sparingly. This online course from demonstrates the concept of social math, or the practice of providing meaning first, followed by easily understandable data.Take It