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Watch the activity overview video

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Building Plant Models Activity Overview

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.
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As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

What does Gabby say to set up the work around rubrics? How do youth respond? (0:58 - 1:15)

What strategies do you see Gabby using that not only give youth voice but help her assess their understanding of the outcomes of the activity? (1:16 - 2:08)

How do you see the following areas modeled:  Listing of criteria, digging deeper to build out the criteria, and youth verbalizing levels of quality? (2:20 - 3:20)

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Watch the skill video

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Developing a Rubric: Making Authentic Assessments of STEM Learning

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.
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Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

How could developing a rubric with youth positively impact your faciliation skills?  How could you encourage youth to include STEM content in their rubric?
Frida Martinez's picture
Developing a rubric is vital so the actual time developing the project is reduced. It is important so all the materials are provided for the students can start working.
Candice Harmes's picture
It helps the children to focus on the task at hand and gives them more authority over the activity.  This should make it easier for the instructor to implament the activity.