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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 frontline staff person introduce collaboration? (Listen at 0:29)

What do you notice about the interaction between groups and group members that promotes a positive collaboration? (Watch at 0:38 - 0:58)

How does the staff promote a safe collaboration sharing experience with youth? (Listen at 1:03 and 1:21)

What are different strategies to encourage collaboration during STEM? What are strategies from the video you plan to use?

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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.


 
From this video, how do you see group collaboration as a part of solving problems and building explanations of the natural world?
Frida Martinez's picture

I see collaboration from both sides, the students and the leadear are able to share ideas draw conclusions and enjoy learning together. 

Shanon Valenzuela's picture
The students demonstrated collaboration by sharing their ideas when asked to work with another team and the staff demonstrated collaboration by encouraging the students to work with each other and to share ideas to enhance the outcome of their structures.
Arkeith Jenkins's picture
I seen team work 
What do you notice is happening with youth and staff when someone is sharing?
Frida Martinez's picture
I noticed that when someone is sharing ideas or results achieved everybody is attentive and ready to learn. 
Arkeith Jenkins's picture
both interacting with each other staff was helping out giving out good directions and they were all working together as a team.
How do you promote collaboration in your program?
Frida Martinez's picture
you promote collaboation by setting an example and clear expectations of how you want the group to work during the activity.
 

Professional Development Resources

Teaming Up for Success

Use this Training guide to help staff be able to effectively facilitate collaborative STEM learning experiences.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Group Collaboration

Effectively collaborate and interact during STEM learning experiences.
15 minutes
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Watching for Collaboration

Effective coaching starts with observing frontline staff and working together to develop strategies.

30 minutes
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Watching for Best Practice

Use this meeting resource to develop strategies for effective collaboration during STEM activities.

30 minutes
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Real World Collaboration

This 15 minute, virtual meeting guide provides a great way to observe collaboration.

15 minutes
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