The foundation upon which Click2Science was built, Click2Science skill are the abilities frontline staff need to effectively facilitate high-quality STEM learning experiences with youth. The skills are designed to help staff achieve overarching strategies that lead to higher-quality education during out-of-school time. The skills and strategies were identified through extensive research and testing, and supported by previous studies.
Preparing for Success in STEM
Staff will select, plan, and prepare to deliver a STEM learning experience to youth. Well-prepared STEM learning experiences are relevant, engaging, and appropriate for youth. By effectively preparing to deliver STEM learning to youth, frontline staff will provide STEM learning experiences that maximize youth engagement, and support inclusiveness and safety.
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
Staff will use positive youth development practices to engage youth in meaningful STEM learning experiences. Positive youth development is essential to developing well-rounded youth who are engaged with their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families. Out-of-school time STEM education is well-positioned to equip youth with the opportunities, relationships, and the foundation they need to build and grow their leadership skills.
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
Staff will model and facilitate opportunities for youth to use the science and engineering practices to develop a STEM mindset through answering questions and solving problems during learning experiences.