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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 does staff say here that gets youth reflecting? (0:46; 0:56; 1:09)

How did she use what they reflected upon to help them with their "provocation" or challenge in the activity?(1:23, 1:32)

What does staff say here that helps youth reflect and process? (1:40 - 2:26) How do the youth respond? What do they do and say that shows they are reflecting and processing?

"Plussing" or giving someone a "plus one" is a great strategy to help youth reflect and positively critique their work. How does staff use plussing and how do the youth respond? (2:28 - End)

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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.

One youth in this video hesitantly says, "it would add more gravity to it (her design)." What do you think she means? What could you ask her to get her to explain her thinking more deeply?
How did the youth respond to others comments when they were giving constructive feedback, or "plussing?"  What can you do as staff to make sure that it's a positive, reflective moment?

Professional Development Resources

Discovering Skills - Level 2

In this training, particpants go deeper as a team to discover strategies and develop a plan to implement

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Discovering Skills - Level 1

Participants will work on an action plan to focus on facilitating opportunities for reflecting and processing STEM activiites.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Making Meaning from STEM Learning

Create an action plan for engaging youth in STEM by encouraging them to deepen their understanding by reflecting on and processing experiences.
15 minutes
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Going Deeper 2

Staff will set ogals for incorporating reflection and processing strategies into their STEM activities.
30 minutes
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Developing Strategies as a Team 2

In this virtual meeting, participants collaborate together to identify focus areas for reflecting and processing.
30 minutes
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Looking Back

Particiants evalutate their own reflecting and processing styles

15 minutes
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