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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:

How does staff use inquiry and provide resources to guide youth in exploration and discovery? (0:53 - 1:26)

What does staff do and say here that promotes engagement?  (2:00 - 2:32)

How do youth respond to this activity?  How do you know they are engaged in learning? (1:30 - 1:48)

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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.

In what ways do staff model active STEM learning in this video?
Harvey Medina's picture
The staff encourage exploratin and feed off the queastions and comments from the youth to further drive a point or to open the youths eyes to something they might have not even thought of before
How does the staff support the natural curiosities of youth in this video?
Harvey Medina's picture
They supoort this by letting the youth get messy while supoorting exploration while asking open ended questions that have no right or wrong answer and feeding off both of these two things to keep the youth engaged while having fun at the same time
 

Professional Development Resources

Developing an Active STEM Learning Environment - Level I

Purpose: As a Team, out-of-school staff members or volunteers will have the opportunity to focus on skills used for Active STEM Learning.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Getting in the Water

Foster curiosity and creating active STEM Learning experiences that engage youth.
15 minutes
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How Do I Develop the Needed Skills?

In a small group, sfterschool staff members will have the opportunity to focus on their own skills.
30 minutes
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Identifying Challenges

Purpose: Out-of-school staff members or volunteers will have the opportunity to identify challenges to Active STEM Learning.

30 minutes
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What About Challenges?

Staff will identify barriers and solutions for incorporating active STEM learning activities in their program. 

30 minutes
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