Developing STEM Skills
This hands-on, interactive session is designed to prepare 4-H professionals to deliver engaging, interactive STEM professional development experiences for their own staff and volunteers or community partners. You will learn to use research-based practices for engaging adult learners to develop skills and confidence in your audience. You'll receive free resources from Click2SciencePD and experience the Click2Science model of blended learning which includes visual and experiential learning, in-person and online experiences, and self-directed and social learning to improve youth development workers' abilities to facilitate STEM activities with youth. In this session, you will have opportunities to experiences and reflect on professional development strategies. You will learn how to evaluate the needs of your audience, select appropriate resources for their development, and create a training plan. Everyone will leave the session with resources they can use immediately to provide training and support, as well as access to more than 90 videos and 100 online resources for professional development.