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Modeling Science Practices: Testing a Prediction Using Models

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

Testing Predictions Using Models

Lynn presents a problem she's observed and asks students to model their thinking.

Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset

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What do STEM Professionals Do?: Making Connections to STEM Careers

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

What do STEM Professionals Do?

Perrin uses a "STEM Cards" activity to introduce different types of STEM professions to youth.

Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM

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Informal Strategies for Assessing Youth: Making Authentic Assessments

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

Do They Get It?

Watch as Perrin uses color coded "traffic light" cards as an assessment strategy.
Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset

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Activities to Assess Understanding: Making Authentic Assessments

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

Assessing Learning

Perrin has youth engage in two assessable activities to show their learning. 
Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset

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Youth Voice and Choice: Giving Youth Control

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

Youth Voice and Choice

Giving youth choice doesn't have to involve changes to your programming. Watch as Perin makes a small change to her activity to add youth voice and choice.

Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM

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Designing Investigations using Ice Cubes: Giving Youth Control

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

Giving Youth Control in Investigations

In this activity, the facilitators make some changes to their activity in order to support youth. See what they do to shift the activity to be more student-centered. 

Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM

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Developing a STEM Identity

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

Seeing Themselves in STEM

In this activity, Perrin and Joyce are conducting a STEM Photo Elicitation to get students to see themselves as STEM learners.

Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM

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Developing a Project in STEM: Giving Youth Control

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

Developing a STEM Project

A great way to give youth a voice in the learning is to have them create a project based on their interests in STEM. Watch and listen as Kevin guides youth, from a week-long summer STEM program, as they create a capstone project based on their study of Australian animals.
Strategy: 
Supporting Youth Development Through STEM

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Developing a Rubric: Making Authentic Assessments of STEM Learning

This is a video of a real afterschool program. These videos serve as discussion starters around a particular skill and are not examples of perfect practice.

Creating a Rubric

Developing a rubric together with youth is one strategy for effectively assessing youth outcomes when working on a STEM activity.
Strategy: 
Developing STEM Practices & Mindset

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