- When getting ready to do an exciting STEM related activity with youth, it's important to make sure to build in time to reflect on STEM learning.
- With pre-planning and communication, staff get organized to create moments that Click with youth!
Facilitating STEM activities for youth plays a critical part in getting kids interested in science, especially those who are traditionally under-represented in STEM. Learn effective strategies to engage youth in STEM learning, which can support academic gains.
- Organize the necessary materials, space, time, etc. to effectively facilitate the STEM activity.
- If possible, do the activity ahead of time so you are confident and comfortable with the outcomes for STEM learning.
- Things may not go as planned, but that's okay! Model your problem solving skills by coming up with a way to get the STEM activity back on track.
Professional Development Resources
Getting Ready to do STEMCategory: Coaching ResourcesLearning module: Getting Ready to do STEMBecome more confident facilitating STEM activities with youth.15 minutes
Getting Organized to do STEMCategory: Coaching ResourcesLearning module: Getting Organized to do STEMBecome more confident facilitating STEM activities with youth.15 minutes
Strategies for Facilitating STEMCategory: Meeting ResourcesLearning module: Time is on Your Side!Staff will identify strategies to create a STEM-rich learning environment.30 minutes
Don't Give Away the Answer!Category: Coaching ResourcesStaff will have increased confidence and comfort facilitating STEM activities by understanding the goals of co-inquiry.
Creating a "To Do" ListCategory: Coaching ResourcesHelp participants practice planning the logistics for an activity using a simple “To Do” list.15 minutes
Preparing to say "It's STEM"Category: Training ResourcesUsing a STEM activity to help build confidence in facilitating STEM activities with youth.1 hour, 30 minutes
Our Perception of STEMCategory: Training ResourcesIdentify and employ strategies to develop confidence and comfort in facilitating STEM activities.1 hour, 30 minutes
Choosing a STEM Learning GoalCategory: Meeting Resources
This virtual meeting resource uses the Dimensions of Success Program Planning Tool to prepare an activity.30 minutes
Using Dimensions of Success for Planning STEMCategory: Coaching Resources
Using the Dimensions of Success Program Planning Tool, participants can plan logistics of a STEM activity15 minutes