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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 does Andrea do to help introduce STEM role models? (Listen at 0:39)

How does this reinforce a STEM identity in youth? (Listen at 0:49)

How does this encourage all students can be contributors to STEM? (Watch and listen at 1:10-1:37)

What does Andrea say that encourages a "real world" application for youth? (Listen at 1:38)

What are different strategies to connect STEM careers to activities in your program? How could you use the strategies in the video in your program?

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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 could you change this activity to model better science safety practices?
What do you see the adults doing in this video?  What are the youth doing?
It can be difficult getting guest speakers due to time, location, etc.  What does the frontline staff do to alleviate that problem?
Carolyn Coburn's picture
The staff use videos to teach about the STEM career.
How could you stimulate interest in STEM careers by introducing positive STEM role models? 
Carolyn Coburn's picture
I could look for videos about STEM role models and use them in the classroom.
 
The teacher talks about the importance of the soil scientists. The youth learn by experimenting with soils.

Professional Development Resources

Identifying Possible STEM Careers

Purpose: Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify job/career titles connected to STEM careers.

30 minutes
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Including STEM Careers in Daily Activities

Purpose: Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to practice and improve their ability to identify STEM careers and help youth...

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Identifying STEM Career Connections

Use this coaching resource to help staff be able to practice and improve their ability to identify STEM careers and help youth connect to...

15 minutes
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Identifying My Ideas About STEM Careers

Purpose: Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify job/career titles connected to STEM careers.

30 minutes
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Name That STEM Career

Purpose: Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify STEM job/career titles and pathways.

30 minutes
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