Trainers & Coaches

Trainers & Coaches

Click2SciencePD offers STEM professional development resources for those responsible for providing professional development to others, including frontline staff and volunteers working directly with youth. Our affordable, easy-to-use resources are designed to help you facilitate high-quality professional development to improve your overall program quality.

Staff Development Guides

Step-by-step guides are 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 State Extension Better Kid Care's learning management system.

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.

Other Resources

Click2Science offers additional resources for trainers and coaches, as well as frontline staff and volunteers interested in extending their own learning outside of facilitated 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.

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Why STEM PD?

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

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

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