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As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

What does Diane say about Community Partners? (Listen at 0:30, 1:04)

What does Ellen say about developing partners and partnerships? (Listen at 0:36)

What do you see that reinforces the benefits of STEM-rich community partnerships? (Listen at 0:50)

How can the community partner be a "content expert?" What does that mean? How can that benefit youth? (Pause at 1:20)

What do you see here that sparks interest in the learning? How? (Watch at 1:47)

What are other ways to connect with community partners?

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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.

After watching the video, what new community partners came to mind?
lupita venegas's picture
We are partnered with the Oxnard Botanical Garden. This garden teaches them about composte, how vegetables grow, and how to make a pizza using the ingredients in a garden. We are also partner with the Oxnard Beach Clean-up and we take the students to clean our beaches and keeping them clean.
I thought about being partnered with UCSB MESA program its a great groups of college students who create workshops to students that has to do with math, engineer, and science.
Maria Sandoval's picture
This month we  had the privilege to visit the community roots garden in Oxnard. The children learned different ways of composting as well as planting seasonal flowers and vegetables (Agriculture). My goal is to partner up with more organizations to do more outside activities.
What did you learn about developing STEM-rich community partners that you did not know before?
What do you think would be a possible shared goal between these community partners and your organization?

Professional Development Resources

Building Relationships

This Training Resource takes you step-by-step through building partnerships with business and industry in your community.

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Support STEM-rich Partners

Check out this Training guide with strategies to support and develop STEM-rich partnerships.

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Powerpoint for Supporting STEM-Rich Partnerships

Powerpoint to accompany the Training Resource.

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My Role in Supporting Community Partners

Use this one-on-one Coaching guide with frontline staff to develop their role in supporting community partners.

15 minutes
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How to Support Community Partners

This one-on-one Coaching resource allows for digging deeper with frontline staff in developing community partners.

30 minutes
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What are Service Learning Projects?

What are Service Learning Projects?  Check out this Virtual meeting guide to find out more.

30 minutes
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Effective Strategies for Organizing Partnerships

Interested in developing your partnerships as a team? Use this Meeting guide as a framework.

15 minutes
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Evaluating and Improving Relationships with Partners

This Meeting guide can provide the framework for improving community partnerships.

30 minutes
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