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Transforming Staff into Leaders in Out-of-School Time

Transformational leaders inspire their followers through relationships and are characterized by positivity, a focus on developing their followers, and transparent communication. Learn about the 4 recommendations that help transform followers into leaders.

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What Motivates Students to Pursue an Engineering Career?

Providing young people with a realistic picture of both the day-to-day and long term impacts of engineers is a great way to help them explore engineering as a career possibility.

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Preparing STEM Learning Opportunites

Learners make meaning for themselve. Learners construct their own meaning of experiences and the facilitators create the path to the knowledge.

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Finding the Best Trainer for Your Program

We examine here four different models so you can implement the one that best fits your program.

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What Happened to the Scientific Method?

science isn’t a set of steps. It’s a set of practices. Sociologists concluded that real-world science is a messy set of intersecting, overlapping practices, and does not just consist of one learning method.

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5 Myths About Engineering Majors

Engineering fields keep growing with diversity as more women are deciding to enter STEM fields. Different ethnicities are also present in engineering and the numbers also keep growing. Learn more about Maricela Paramo and the 5 myths about engineering majors.

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Winter STEM Activities

To help spark youths’ interest in STEM and support their curiosity, we’ve compile a few easy and inexpensive STEM experiments to try out during the winter months.

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Kids’ Books on STEM

Looking to add a few books to your STEM afterschool program? learn four titles that take on STEM topics and practices!

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3 Ways to Use Prior Knowledge

Interest survey, self-documentation, brainstrom or chalk talk are techniques that can help youth make connections to their prior knowledge and experiences.

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