Watch the activity overview video

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

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

How do Jean and Alex use prompts, such as "I notice" and purposeful questions to guide youth when they are struggling? (0:57 - 1:06, 1:50 - 2:00) How do the youth respond?

How do staff encourage youth to process their thinking during the activity? (2:04 - 2:17)

How do staff use questions to guide youth when they encounter challenges? (2:18 - 2:36)

What other strategies can you use when youth struggle with a particular concept or activity?


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

A learning process called instructional scaffolding involves supporting students when learning a new or challenging concept, sometimes by using key questions.  How did you see this modeled in this video?
Juan Pazmino's picture
Instructor posed questions in a manner that allows students come up with solutions as they work thru challenges in a constructive dialoge.
As you look at the body language of the staff in the skill video, what do you notice about eye contact, proximity, listening, etc.?  
Juan Pazmino's picture
Staff menber maintains eye level with student who is strugling, posing purposeful questions and pausing long enough to allow the student to come up with ideas and using cross reference of statements already made by other students.
Jola West's picture
I noticed that children are involved in this project, asking questions. 

Professional Development Resources

Reflecting on My Practice

Staff will identify ways to use questions to increase youth learning in STEM. 
15 minutes
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