Get to know Click2Science

Use Click2Science with your out-of-school staff to help them develop the 20 Skills to Make STEM Click when engaging youth in informal STEM learning.
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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

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

  1. Professional development resources
  2. Learning modules staff can see themselves in
  3. STEM activities you can easily use with youth
  4. Community that is passionate about STEM learning

How do I navigate Click2Science?

Scroll through the slides to see all that Click2Science has to offer.

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.

Click2Science Blog

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.

Earn Credit

CEU's create a permanent record of educational accomplishments for staff looking to track successful completion of reputable, skill-based courses. Better Kid Care online lessons meet state requirements in nearly every state across the country and are nationally recognized for their impeccably high standards.

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.

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Get Started

Get started today by viewing our short tutorial video on accessing Click2Science's credit-bearing lessons, or by reading or FAQ page for more information. For additional questions, please contact us via email at click2sciencepd@unl.edu.

Tutorial Video