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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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Ecobot Challenge

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:

While the youth facilitator is giving input, what are the youth doing that shows they are engaged in their own learning? How does the youth facilitator react? 

What interactions allow youth to be in control of their learning? 

What do you notice the youth and youth facilitator doing here that further enforces youth in control of their learning? 

How would you do this activity differently? What would you do the same?

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Watch the skill video

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13 Teen Leaders Encouraging

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.

What specific ways did the youth facilitator allow youth to be in control of the activity?
Georgina Whalen's picture
She allowed students to choose how the ecobot was wired, allowed time for them to test it out, and encouraged each member of a group to share their ideas.
 
What would you do differently?
How did this particular activity lend itself to allowing youth in control?
How does this activity make STEM real-world and relevant to youth?  In what other ways could this activity be made relevant to youth?