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Watch the activity overview video

This video shows staff facilitating the activity featured in the skill video.
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As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

What important strategies do Dennis and Jayme use to get organized when they prepare themselves to do STEM?  (0:54 - 1:00)

What does Jayme say here that is an important key to being prepared to facilitate STEM?  (1:18)

Preparing to do STEM for effective learning is a team effort.  How does Staff teamwork help when doing STEM?  (1:35 - End)

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Watch the skill video

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Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

How does doing the activity ahead of time help you be organized?
Juan Pazmino's picture
It allows the personel leading the activity to feel more confortable, and increase the chances to succed. It allows for better communication and collaboration and be better prepared for the unexpected.
Describe the interactions of youth in the video with the materials.  Is that important?  Why?
How do you get organized when doing STEM?  What strategies work for you?

Professional Development Resources

Preparing to say "It's STEM"

Using a STEM activity to help build confidence in facilitating STEM activities with youth.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Our Perception of STEM

Identify and employ strategies to develop confidence and comfort in facilitating STEM activities.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Preparing Yourself to Facilitate STEM

Develop strategies to create an environment of co-inquiry and learning together with youth.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Getting Comfortable with STEM

Frontline Staff and Volunteers will be comfortable facilitating STEM activities with youth.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Getting Organized to do STEM

Become more confident facilitating STEM activities with youth.
15 minutes
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Don't Give Away the Answer!

Staff will have increased confidence and comfort facilitating STEM activities by understanding the goals of co-inquiry.
30 minutes
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Creating a "To Do" List

Help participants practice planning the logistics for an activity using a simple “To Do” list. 
15 minutes
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Using Dimensions of Success for Planning STEM

Using the Dimensions of Success Program Planning Tool, participants can plan logistics of a STEM activity

15 minutes
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Positive Youth Development and STEM

Help staff one-on-one see themselves as youth developers and STEM faciliators

30 minutes
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Planning Logistics

This coaching resource will help you work one-on-one with staff to be stronger at facilitating STEM.

15 minutes
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Choosing a STEM Learning Goal

This virtual meeting resource uses the Dimensions of Success Program Planning Tool to prepare an activity.

30 minutes
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Practice Getting Ready

Work with participants to get ready to faciliate STEM.
15 minutes
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