Step
1

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

What does Angie do to get youth engaged in following directions?

How do youth react to the instructions?

Why is it important when doing STEM activities to create a safe space?

Step
2

Watch the skill video

Step
3

Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

When we do STEM activities, it can be challenging to keep the experience engaging, while also maintaining a safe environment.   What strategies do you employ in your program to ensure safety first while keeping it fun?

Professional Development Resources

What We Do and Say Matters

Use this Training resource to work with staff to create a mutually respectful, relaxed, supportive STEM learning environment for youth.

1 hour, 30 minutes
Log in or register to download the resource

Following Directions

Create a learning space that is safe and engaging and welcomes student individuality.
15 minutes
Log in or register to download the resource

Utilizing Action Plans through Coaching

This one-on-one Coaching guide will help staff focus on one goal to implement in developing a safe environment.

15 minutes
Log in or register to download the resource

Utilizing Action Plans through Virtual Coaching

Even if you can't be there in person, you can offer staff the opportunity to receive effective coaching in creating a safe, welcoming environment...

15 minutes
Log in or register to download the resource

Creating Action Plans through Coaching

Use this coaching guide to develop an action plan with staff.  

30 minutes
Log in or register to download the resource

Coaching with Program Considerations

Guide staff as they focus on their settings to create a space that is safe and engaging and welcomes students’ individuality.
30 minutes
Log in or register to download the resource

Following Directions Tips

Work with staff to learn the importance of helping youth understand and follow directions to maintain a productive and safe space.
30 minutes
Log in or register to download the resource