Step
1

Watch the activity overview video

This video shows staff facilitating the activity featured in the skill video.
Step
2

As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

What questions does Leslie ask to gauge youth before they begin the activity? (Listen at 1:04-1:30)

What are youth doing that shows they are engaged in the activity? (Watch at 1:00)

How does Leslie support youth's different ideas? (Listen at 0:47, 1:52)

What happens during the redesign to support the learning process? (Listen at 2:00)

How would you facilitate this activity differently? What would you do the same?

Step
3

Watch the skill video

Step
4

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

How does the interaction of the youth with materials help in assessing the learning?
What do the students do that helps them informally assess if they have met the challenge of this experiment?
How does the redesign process of this activity also help assess the learning?

Professional Development Resources

Building for the Big One

Use this training guide with frontline staff and volunteers to help them collect and use information about what youth are learning during STEM...

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Angles, Shapes and Target Practice

Frontline staff and volunteers will develop strategies to formally or informally evaluate STEM learning.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Using Self Reflection to Discover Authentic Assessment

The purpose of this observation tool is to help staff focus on self reflection when making authentic assessments with youth.

30 minutes
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Using Action to Determine Next Steps

Use this coaching guide to help staff develop action plans to ensure authentic assessment is taking place.

15 minutes
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Activities to Guide Authentic Assessment

Take time at your next staff meeting to give staff the opportunity to develop authentic assessment strategies/tools during STEM experiences.

30 minutes
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Discover Authentic Assessment

Frontline staff and volunteers will have the opportunity to discover authentic assessment strategies through the use of video.

15 minutes
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