Click2Science is an interactive, professional development site for trainers, coaches, site directors and frontline staff/volunteers working in out-of-school time STEM programs, serving children and youth.
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How can you benefit from Click2Science?
State Program Leaders
State program leaders can improve overall program quality in their state with the Click2Science professional development resources.
Frontline staff and volunteers
Frontline staff and volunteers can watch the 20 skills to make STEM Click in action and have access to the engaging STEM activities.
Site directors and coordinators
Site directors and coordinators can choose the coaching, training, and meeting resources that fit their site needs to deliver professional development to staff and volunteers.
Trainers and coaches
Trainers and coaches have a wealth of ready to use, free resources to develop the STEM skills of frontline staff and volunteers.
Educators can access the interactive videos, activities,and training, coaching, and meeting resources to improve their skills in leading STEM activities.
What you will find at Click2Science
How do I navigate Click2Science?
20 Skills to make STEM Click
These categories guide you to the 20 Skills that make STEM Click.
Interactive Video-Based Learning Modules
Learning Modules are interactive, innovative video professional development tools.
Training, Coaching & Meeting Resources
Printable resources for trainings, workshops, staff meetings and one-on-one coaching sessions.
Quality supporting STEM activities
Access to the quality STEM activities used in learning modules and training resources.
A Passionate STEM Community
Click2Science provides access to a community of practice for STEM educators, including discussions, blogs, a job board, and news.
STEM out-of-school time experts share what they're doing and hints for teaching STEM more effectively.
Looking for the resources that informed our work?
The 20 Skills that Make STEM Click were identified by looking through existing research and resources, as well as seeking input form frontline facilitators, trainers, and coaches about the skills they needed help supporting. Learn more
Interested in Earning Credits?
In today’s environment, professionals are flooded with online education and training resources, making it increasingly important to understand which programs are worth the time and money before committing. That’s why Click2SciencePD has partnered with Better Kid Care to offer continuing education units (CEUs), or credit-bearing lessons, that are both affordable (only five dollars) and easy-to-use for out-of-school time professionals.
CEUs create a permanent record of educational accomplishments for staff looking to track successful completion of reputable, skills-based courses. Better Kid Care online lessons meet state training requirements in nearly every state across the U.S., and are nationally recognized for their impeccably high standards.
Earn Credit for Completing Training
Learn through Simple, Self-Directed Lessons
Click2Science Better Kid Care lessons are available online and on-demand, providing OST professionals with the flexibility to learn on their own time. Professional development hours awarded by Better Kid Care include time spent reading content, watching videos, completing reflection and application exercises, and taking a post assessment.
Build a Stronger OST Program
Receiving training credits from the Penn State Better Kid Care Program is a quality indicator for not only staff, but entire OST programs. Continuing education helps out-of-school time professionals provide higher quality care to children and youth, especially in STEM fields. When staff earn credit for completing Click2Science lessons through Better Kid Care, programs are demonstrating their dedication to improving STEM education and positive youth development.
Designed to help OST staff confidently and comfortably deliver quality STEM education to youth in OST programs, Click2Science’s on-demand Better Kid Care web lessons are effective and ultimately provide staff the skills they need to make STEM “click” in the minds of school-age children. To find Better Kid Care lessons approved in your state, or to create an account and complete courses on-demand, visit the Better Kid Care website today.