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

What strategy does Jean suggest here that prepares youth to learn about STEM? How would this strategy prepare the staff and youth for STEM learning?

What is said here that is an important strategy when preparing staff to do STEM? 

What strategy is discussed here? Why is it important to set aside time for this strategy when preparing a STEM activity?

What is "plussing?"  By observing the youth in this section, how do you think "plussing" and reflection time help youth process the learning taking place?


Watch the skill video


26 Building In Time

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

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

How would you use "plussing" and building in time for reflection differently in your program?
lupita venegas's picture
Towards the end of STEM its really time consuming but we always make time at the end of the day to ask the stduents how they came uo with their ideas. We do give positive feedback because it helps them better understand that an Engineer doesnt give up and that they need to try and try and try. There are no right or wrong answers.
How do you prepare youth for the STEM learning that is going to happen when doing STEM-rich activities?
Francisco Becerra's picture
I would prepare for STEM learning by starting off a day before with a starter meeting. In this meeting I would want to find out what the student want to learn about, so I can look for an activity that would catch their interests. 
Juan Pazmino's picture
It's Important to be prepared with lesson plan in a timely manner, questions in lesson plan should be presented  in a way that allows students to share what they've created and learned. Feedback should always be presented in a way that allows students to continue to experiment with solutions. Reflections allows student to draw out what they learned and provides ideas to use the next time. Failure is just a way to learn how not to do it the next time.