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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 engineer use the engineering design process with youth? (0:37-0:56)

What problem solving skills are modeled here? (1:55-2:00)

What does the engineer say and do here to connect the youth to the real-world career of an engineer? (2:04 - End)

If you were frontline staff in this video, what would you do differently to help youth see themselves as an engineer?

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3

Watch the skill video

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4

Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

Brainstorm possible engineers in your community you could invite to participate at your program.  What would you do and say to help the engineer align real-world application of what they do in their career to an activity in your program?
How do the youth respond to the interactions with the engineer?

Professional Development Resources

STEM Careers Rock

Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify job/career titles and work opportunities in STEM careers that will apply to...

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Connecting Learning Activities to STEM Careers

Purpose: Afterschool staff and volunteers will be able to identify job/career titles and pathways to STEM careers.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Identifying Possible STEM Careers

Purpose: Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify job/career titles connected to STEM careers.

30 minutes
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Like a Real Engineer

Engage youth in STEM learning by presenting STEM career pathways and the practical application of basic STEM skills that professionals use every day.
15 minutes
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Including STEM Careers in Daily Activities

Purpose: Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to practice and improve their ability to identify STEM careers and help youth...

30 minutes
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Including STEM Careers in Daily Activities

Staff members and volunteers will practice connecting STEM activities to future careers in STEM. 
30 minutes
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Identifying My Ideas About STEM Careers

Purpose: Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify job/career titles connected to STEM careers.

30 minutes
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STEM Career Brainstorming

Afterschool staff members and volunteers will brainstorm STEM careers and identify pathways to those careers. 

30 minutes
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Name That STEM Career

Purpose: Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify STEM job/career titles and pathways.

30 minutes
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