Frontline Staff & Volunteers

Frontline Staff & Volunteers

Looking to improve your own STEM facilitation skills? Click2SciencePD offers a variety of affordable, easy-to-use resources to help you make a difference in the lives of the children you work with. Our resources are designed to help you become more comfortable and confident in facilitating STEM activities with youth.

Self-Directed Web Lessons

Click2Science Web Lessons offer self-directed, on-demand professional development for frontline staff and volunteers. Web Lessons are hosted on Penn State Extension Better Kid Care's learning management system.

Webinars

Click2Science hosts virtual professional development webinars each month focused on out-of-school time learning environments, STEM, professional development best practices, and other relevant events. All webinars are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing.

Other Resources

Click2Science offers additional resources for frontline staff and volunteers interested in extending their own learning outside of facilitated professional development.

The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance developed an in-depth, virtual coaching experience to improve the STEM facilitation skills of frontline staff. Learn more or become part of the Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM (ACRES) project.

Explore ACRES

Why STEM

STEM education is based on four specific disciplines – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM integrates these four disciplines into a cohesive curriculum based on real-world application. High-quality, well-facilitated STEM activities encourage youth to be curious, ask questions, and make connections with the world around them; essential skills for success in life and in our global economy. STEM skills are needed for navigating the modern world and competing in the 21st century job market. Out-of-school time programs can help ensure youth have the skills they need to successfully access available opportunities.

STEM Professional Development

Click2Science Framework

Click2Science resources are built around a framework of three strategies for effectively facilitating STEM learning experiences in out-of-school time. Each strategies includes skills designed to help staff and volunteers facilitate high-quality STEM programming.

Strategies & Skills