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Watch the activity overview video

This video shows staff facilitating the activity featured in the skill video.
Step
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As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

What does Ashley do here to encourage the group to work together? How do youth react? What do the youth say and do? (0:57 - 1:03)

What are three strategies you see and hear Ashley use to model effective collaboration among the group? (1:20 - 2:03)

What would you do differently if you were facilitating this activity? What would you do the same?

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Watch the skill video

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

Why is it important to model effective collaboration strategies?
Juan Pazmino's picture
You are creating a safe and supportive enviroment, allowing student to interact in a collaborative manner.
Frida Martinez's picture
It is important to model effective strategies so the students have a clear understanding of what they have to do.
Nancy Duran's picture
It's important to model effective collaboration strategies when presenting a STEM lesson to youth so the youth have good ideas of how to work together effectively. This is especially important to model in middle school because, in my experience, the students usually have a hard time working together with each other.
Shanon Valenzuela's picture
It is important to model effective collaboration strategies as it will yield a higher rate of successful collaboration between the individuals of the group.
Jola West's picture
Questions and answers get students involved in this project.

Professional Development Resources

Teaming Up for Success

Use this Training guide to help staff be able to effectively facilitate collaborative STEM learning experiences.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Watching for Collaboration

Effective coaching starts with observing frontline staff and working together to develop strategies.

30 minutes
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Critical Friends

This one-on-one coaching session will provide individual feedback on a planned activity.

15 minutes
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Helping Youth Work Together

Staff members and volunteers will identify skills youth need to work together in Project-Based Learning activities.
30 minutes
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Easy as PB&J

This Meeting Guide includes a hands-on activity to help staff learn the importance of collaboration and how to encourage collaboration during...

30 minutes
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Watching for Best Practice

Use this meeting resource to develop strategies for effective collaboration during STEM activities.

30 minutes
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