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Encouraging Collaborative STEM Work

Collaboration and interaction among peers is necessary in science and engineering learning experiences. Learn how to facilitate and support youth interaction as they engage in these experiences.

Staff Development Guides

Staff development guides are designed for coaches and trainers to use when providing professional development to frontline staff or volunteers. These dowloadable step-by-step professional development guides include agendas, social and experiential learning activities, videos learning modules, supporting documents and handouts. The guides available below are design to support the skill Encouraging Collaboration. For more information about Staff Development Guides, please visit About Staff Development Guides.

  • Working Together

    Participants will watch the Inspring Youth in STEM Video-Based Learning Module and Conduct the Sink and Float activity to learn how roles can support youth to collaboratively build ideas and use materials.
    Strategy: 
    Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
    Situation: 
    Training (large group)
    Length: 
    60 minutes
    Preview
  • Watching for Best Practices

    Participants will compare a fact sheet with videos in Keeping Youth Interacting to see how facilitators encourage youth to collaborate.
    Strategy: 
    Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
    Situation: 
    Meeting (small group)
    Length: 
    30 minutes
    Preview
  • Teaming Up for Success

    Participants will watch the Modeling Effective Collaboration Video-Based Learning Module and conduct the Okefenokee Engineering Challenge in order to understand how engineers collaborate.
    Strategy: 
    Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
    Situation: 
    Training (large group)
    Length: 
    50 minutes
    Preview
  • Keeping Youth Interacting

    Participants will watch teh Keep Youth Interacting Video-Based Learning Module and create SMART goals to learn how to help youth collaborate.
    Strategy: 
    Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
    Situation: 
    Coaching (one-on-one)
    Length: 
    15 minutes
    Preview
  • Helping Youth Work Together

    Participants will discuss the Supporting Youth Interactions in STEM Exploration Video-Based Learning Module in order to better support youth to work together.
    Strategy: 
    Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
    Situation: 
    Meeting (small group)
    Length: 
    15 minutes
    Preview
  • Group Collaboration

    Participants will watch the Group Collaboration Learning Module and create SMART goals to learn how to help youth collaborate.
    Strategy: 
    Supporting Youth Development Through STEM
    Situation: 
    Meeting (small group)
    Length: 
    15 minutes
    Preview

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 State Extension's Better Kid Care learning managemente system. To take a Click2Science Web Lesson, please review our instructions for accessing lessins on Better Kid Care. For more information about Self-directed Web Lessons, please visit About Web Lessons.

  • It Takes Two! Encouraging Collaborative STEM Work

    Scientists and engineers work together on a regular basis to solve problems and build explanations of the natural world. 21st century workers will be required to collaborate. In this module OST facilitators will learn how to emphasize teamwork in STEM experiences to help youth refine those skills. Practitioners share tips on projects, environment set-up, and group management that encourage cooperative learning. Easy-to-download instructions for several STEM challenges are provided.

    Strategy: 
    Supporting Youth Development Through STEM

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On-Demand Webinars

Click2Science hosts virtual professional development webinars each month focused on out-of-school time learning environments. STEM, professional development best practices, and other relevant events. All webinars are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. The recorded, on-demand webinars below are designed to support the skill. Encouraging Collaboration. For more on-demand webinars or to register for an upcoming webinar, please visit our Webinar page.