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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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Activity Overview Using A Scientific Journal

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:

From the interactions observed between staff and youth, what can you infer about the staff preparation needed to ensure youth success when using their journals? (0:53 - 1:02)

What are different strategies staff use to encourage youth to reflect observations in their journals? (Hint: Inquiry is one strategy) (1:03 - 1:41)

How did using journals help youth reflect and process their experience? (1:45-2:01)

How would you use journals differently in your program?

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Watch the skill video

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Let's put it in our journal: Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning

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.

Keeping a scientific notebook is a great way to non-verbally document STEM learning.  What are other non-verbal methods - such as creating videos, etc., -  have you used in your program?