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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 "set the stage" for the expectation level? (Listen at 0:11)

What is the role of the youth in this scene? What is the role of the facilitator?(Watch at 1:00)

How is sharing encouraged? What is the assumed next step after the youth shares? (Listen at 1:07)

How does the facilitator "push" deeper learning? What is the youth's response? (Listen at 1:10)

What would you do differently if you were the staff person? What would you do the same?

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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.

What are different methods that the youth use to document their data?  What are other method you could use? 
How does the facilitator support the children's ideas, even if they aren't correct, and push them to consider other ways?
Let's be honest.  Sometimes documenting data can seem "boring" to students.  What does the staff do that keep the students engaged in the process?  What strategies would you use?
What strategies would you use to foster meaningful interactions with data with 6- 8 year olds?  What about pre-schoolers?

Professional Development Resources

Supporting Documentation of STEM - Paper Airplane (Training Resource H)

Supplemental resource for creating a scatter plot using a paper airplane activity.
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Supporting Documentation of STEM - Youth Science Journal (Training Resource E)

Example of a Youth Science Journal to download and use with youth during any type of science activity or experience.
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Two Wheels Are Easier Than One

Create a dynamic time with staff to focus on supporting documentation of STEM learning.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Applying Strategies for Documenting STEM

Help your staff apply strategies for documenting STEM learning.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Fostering Meaningful Interactions with Data

Foster the use of a variety of documentation strategies in STEM learning experiences.
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Developing Action Plans

Specific steps developed one-on-one with staff will help them devise their own personal action plan in this Coaching resource

15 minutes
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A Perfect Record

Check out this resource for coaching your staff to improve their ability to help youth record their data

30 minutes
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Enhancing your Strategies

This virtual resource provides one-on-one coaching to enhance strategies for documenting STEM learning

15 minutes
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Developing Your Best Strategies

Staff or volunteers will be able to identify appropriate documentation strategies for STEM learning experiences through a paper airplane activity.
30 minutes
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Using Technology

Help your staff learn strategies for using technology in documenting STEM learning. 
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How Can We Record the Data?

Set aside a few minutes during your next staff meeting to focus on supporting documenting data.

15 minutes
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Developing your Best Strategies

Work with your team to develop and enhance the best strategies for documenting data during STEM activities.

30 minutes
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Pre-Planning and Design

This Virtual Meeting Resource guides you in developing strategies to support documentation when doing STEM activities.

30 minutes
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Using Technology

Supporting your students in using technology to document data starts with training frontline staff and volunteers

30 minutes
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