Program Leaders

Program Leaders

Click2SciencePD improves overall organization quality by offering professional development resources to create high-quality STEM learning experiences for youth outside of traditional school hours. Work with Click2Science to develop a customized professional development solution that fits your organization's needs.

Customized Professional Development Services

Click2Science improves overall organization quality by training staff and volunteers to create high-quality STEM learning experiences with youth outside of traditional school hours. Work with Click2Science to develop a customized professional development solution that fits your organization's needs. Below are some examples of services we've provided to other organizations. We're happy to discuss you needs and find a solution together. We will work with your budget to create professional development that meets your organization's needs. Contact us at Click2SciencePD@unl.edu.

Staff Development Guides

Custom step-by-step guides designed for trainers and coaches to use when providing professional development to frontline staff or volunteers. Staff development guides include agendas, social and experiential learning activities, video-based learning modules, supporting documents, and handouts.

Self-Directed Web Lessons

Click2Science Web Lessons offer self-directed, on-demand professional development for frontline staff and volunteers. Web Lessons are hosted on Penn Stat Extension Better Kid Care's learning management system.

Learning Communities

Learning communities are working groups designed for networking and discussing best practice in the OST STEM field. Virtual communities of practice, Click2Science Learning Communities bring staff together around topics important to your organization.

Training Videos

Training Videos are designed to be used for professional development within your organization and tailored to your program's needs. Training videos may feature a specific curriculum or activity used in your organization, highlight a specific strength or challenge within your program, or spotlight staff from your organization presenting in real-life scenarios.

Frontline Staff Workshops

Click2Science offers customizable professional development workshops for staff and volunteers working directly with youth. These hands-on workshops can be delivered either face-to-face or virtually.

Trainer Workshops

Click2Science offers customizable professional development workshops for trainers and coaches responsible for providing professional development to others. These hands-on workshops can be delivered either face-to-face or virtually.

Why STEM?

STEM education is based on four specific disciplines – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM integrates these four disciplines into a cohesive curriculum based on real-world application. High-quality, well-facilitated STEM activities encourage youth to be curious, ask questions, and make connections with the world around them; essential skills for success in life and in our global economy. STEM skills are needed for navigating the modern world and competing in the 21st century job market. Out-of-school time programs can help ensure youth have the skills they need to successfully access available opportunities.

STEM Professional Development

The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance developed an in-depth, virtual coaching experience to improve the STEM facilitation skills of frontline staff. Learn more or become part of the Afterschool Coaching for Rural Educators in STEM (ACRES) project.

Explore ACRES

Research & Evaluation

Click2Science conducts evaluation and research studies to determine the effectiveness of our blended professional development model, training interventions, and resources. The brief synopsis of our research and evaluation outlines the details of our efforts and opportunities to participate in validating a tool to measure staff self-confidence.

Research & Evaluation

High-Quality Programming

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Our Professional Development Model

Click2Science resources are design to be combined and used together to create a blended learning experience that makes a meaningful impact on staff. Learn more about our Professional Development Model to improve your own professional development facilitation.

Professional Development Model

Our Framework

Click2Science resources are built around three strategies for effectively facilitating STEM learning experiences in out-of-school time. Each strategy is supported by skills that staff and volunteers need in order to facilitate high-quality STEM programming.

Strategies & Skills