Training sessions are hands-on, interactive professional development experiences. These trainings engage staff with new ideas through experiences, discussions, and interaction. Each training focuses on a single skill for facilitating STEM learning. Well trained staff can deliver high quality OST programming that has a positive impact on youth. The skills and competencies that staff need to deliver high quality programming can be developed through the interactions and discussions of a well-planned professional development program.
Project Based Learning: An Overview
Looking for STEM in all the Right Spaces
Stimulating and attractive STEM learning environments generate interest and encourage participation with youth.
Supporting Testing and Re-testing: Welcoming Change - Heavy Lifting
Encouraging Youth With Testing and Re-testing - Heavy Lifting
Identifying the Needed Skills
Identify characteristics of a safe environment and understand the importance and benefits of creating a safe space for youth.
What We Do and Say Matters
Use this Training resource to work with staff to create a mutually respectful, relaxed, supportive STEM learning environment for youth.
Teaming Up for Success
Use this Training guide to help staff be able to effectively facilitate collaborative STEM learning experiences.
This Training resource will help staff understand that collaboration and interaction are necessary in science and engineering learning experiences
Preparing to say "It's STEM"
Our Perception of STEM
STEM Careers Rock
Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify job/career titles and work opportunities in STEM careers that will apply to acti