Time is on Your Side!
When getting ready to do an exciting STEM related activity with youth, it's important to make sure to build in time to reflect on STEM learning. Staff also need to build in time to prepare themselves for the learning that is taking place. Watch and listen as Jean describes what her staff do to prepare themselves - and in turn the youth - for STEM learning.
Research suggests: After-school programs combine the goals of STEM learning and youth development, focusing on activities that are appropriate to promoting both learning goals, by fostering student interest and engagement in science by providing youth with the time, space, and opportunity to engage in science, technology and math. (Coalition for Science Afterschool)