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

How does the engineer use inquiry to help youth work through their robot design? (0:44 - 3:18)

What is the engineer doing here that helps build youth identity as someone who can do engineering? (1:30 - 2:04)

In what ways does the engineer act as a positive role model and help youth see themselves as someone who could do engineering for a career? (2:34 - 3:18)

 

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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.

Having a guest presenter or content expert is an excellent way to provide positive STEM role models for youth.  If you could provide 3 strategies to enable a positive experience between your guest and youth, what would they be?  (For example, model how they might use purposeful questions when working with youth) 
Jeremy Griffus's picture
Three strategies I would use to enable a positive experience between guests and youth would be:
- Relate the task at hand with a real life situations then ask students to do the same.
- Allow students to troubleshoot and use critical thinking skills on their own.
- Ask students questions that help lead them in the right direction.
What are strategies you use in your program to introduce youth to a diverse group of STEM role models?  

 
Jeremy Griffus's picture
In my program I try to develope a variety of activities from a variety of different target subjects.  Some examples might be simple machines, flight, basic chemistry, aeronotics, etc.  Once I introduce this activity and the students are engaged, we can relate what it is that their doing with where or how this is seen in real life.  For example, who uses this technology?  How is this helpful to doctors, nurses, military, etc.?

Professional Development Resources

Every Day STEM

Learn how to use a "Mystery Science Visitor" to help youth develop and affirm their STEM identity.
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Digging Up Your Inner Scientist

Develop a STEM Identity in youth by focusing on the skills an Archeologist uses in their work.
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Re-Inventing STEM Identity

Work with your staff to model the problem solving skills and design process of an inventor.
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Inventors Activity

Model problem solving skills of an inventor
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Getting Real

A coaching session on brainstorming with staff possible community opportunities for developing a STEM identity.
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What We Say Counts

Brainstorm language staff can use to develop a STEM identity in youth.
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Women's Work

Guide your staff in developing a conversation with youth around developing an identity as someone who can contribute to science.
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This is how we do it!

How do you work with youth to support their STEM identity?

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Science is for Everyone

Strategies for helping youth see themselves as someone who can do science.

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Involving Families to Support STEM Identity

Bring together staff virtually to learn strategies to involve families in developing a STEM identity.
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Finding Partners

Brainstorm strategies during a team meeting to utilize resources from the Society of Women Engineers.
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The Next Great Space Geologist

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Helping youth see themselves as someone who can do STEM.

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Learning From Each Other

Learn strategies from each other

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Engaging Youth as Learners, Users and Contributors

Take 30 minutes at the next staff meeting and focus on strategies to engage youth in science and engineering!

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Powerpoint for Developing a STEM Identity

Powerpoint that accompanies the Meeting Resource, "Engaging Youth as Learners, Users and Contributors."

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