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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 the facilitator help learners connect the activity to using electricity in their home? (0:53 - 1:06)

What does the producer say that talks about pathways or other career opportunities? (1:45-1:58)

What did you see the youth say and do that showed they were making a connection between what they learned in the activity to the career experience? (2:14)

How does the producer help learners connect his project to the work they did building simple circuits? (2:36 - 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.

Why is it important for youth to connect STEM activities to actual careers?
What pre-planning, such as discussion of outcomes with guests, having the necessary supplies, etc., would it take to connect a STEM related activity in your program to a possible career?   What planning do you think the staff in this video had to do to prepare for a guest presenter? 

Professional Development Resources

Connecting Learning Activities to STEM Careers

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

1 hour, 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...

30 minutes
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Creating an Action Plan for Connecting to STEM

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

30 minutes
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STEM Career Brainstorming

Afterschool staff members and volunteers will brainstorm STEM careers and identify pathways to those 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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