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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:

What are three ways Richard models a positive science-related attitude to youth? (0:10-0:33; 1:02-1:14)

What does Richard say here that encourages exploration and curiosity? (2:28 - 2:53; 3:02)

How is he promoting the engineering process with youth? (1:23 - 2:55)

How do youth respond to Richard throughout the activity?

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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.

How are you a role model for youth in STEM?
Jeremy Griffus's picture
I feel that I'm a role model for youth in STEM because I bring a variety of engaging workshops to my students and encourage them to enjoy the activity and problem solve together.  Most importantly, I show the students that learning something new and trying something new can be fun and educational.
Sometimes, we may feel like we must have all the correct answers before we can do STEM with youth.  What does Richard do - or not do - that displays a comfortableness with engaging youth in STEM learning?
Jeremy Griffus's picture
When Richard is working with his students, he gets down to their level and "pretends" to have the same level of information as the students.  He encourages experimentation without identifying student comments as wrong or right. 

Professional Development Resources

Every Day STEM

Learn how to use a "Mystery Science Visitor" to help youth develop and affirm their STEM identity.
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Digging Up Your Inner Scientist

Develop a STEM Identity in youth by focusing on the skills an Archeologist uses in their work.
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Re-Inventing STEM Identity

Work with your staff to model the problem solving skills and design process of an inventor.
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Inventors Activity

Model problem solving skills of an inventor
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Let There Be Light!

Engage youth in STEM learning by providing opportunities for youth to direct and manage their own learning.
15 minutes
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Getting Real

A coaching session on brainstorming with staff possible community opportunities for developing a STEM identity.
30 minutes
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What We Say Counts

Brainstorm language staff can use to develop a STEM identity in youth.
30 minutes
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Women's Work

Guide your staff in developing a conversation with youth around developing an identity as someone who can contribute to science.
15 minutes
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This is how we do it!

How do you work with youth to support their STEM identity?

15 minutes
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Science is for Everyone

Strategies for helping youth see themselves as someone who can do science.

15 minutes
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Involving Families to Support STEM Identity

Bring together staff virtually to learn strategies to involve families in developing a STEM identity.
15 minutes
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Finding Partners

Brainstorm strategies during a team meeting to utilize resources from the Society of Women Engineers.
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The Next Great Space Geologist

Reinforcing a STEM Identity.

30 minutes
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Who does Science?

Helping youth see themselves as someone who can do STEM.

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Learning From Each Other

Learn strategies from each other

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Engaging Youth as Learners, Users and Contributors

Take 30 minutes at the next staff meeting and focus on strategies to engage youth in science and engineering!

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Powerpoint for Developing a STEM Identity

Powerpoint that accompanies the Meeting Resource, "Engaging Youth as Learners, Users and Contributors."

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