Developing STEM Practices & Mindset

Developing STEM Practices & Mindset

Skills

Enabling Active STEM Learning

Frontline staff and volunteers will be able to facilitate active STEM learning experiences.

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Modeling Science Practices

Frontline staff and volunteers will facilitate opportunities for youth to apply science practices including investigating questions, using data, and developing explanations.

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Modeling Engineering Practices

Frontline staff and volunteers will facilitate STEM learning experiences for youth to engage in engineering practices, including defining the problem, designing a solution, testing, responding to failure, and optimization.

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Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning

Frontline staff and volunteers will be able to support youth to use a variety of documentation strategies during STEM.

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Asking Purposeful Questions

Frontline staff and volunteers will utilize purposeful questioning and feedback to increase youth learning in STEM.

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Reflecting & Processing Experiences

Frontline staff and volunteers will deepen understanding and personal meaning-making for youth by facilitating opportunities for reflectin

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Making Authentic Assessments

Frontline staff and volunteers will be able to evaluate what is learned by youth before, during, and after STEM activities.

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Developing Your Best Strategies

Learn new strategies for documenting STEM learning.

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Using the Crosscutting Concepts – Patterns

Looking for, identifying, and using patterns is a vital concept in science and engineering

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Getting the Most Out of NGSS: Using the Crosscutting Concepts

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Crosscutting Concepts provide us with a great way to help youth bridge science learning across various contexts.

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WHAT ABOUT CHALLENGES?

Participants will reflect on programmatic challenges in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.

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MAKING STEM MEANINGFUL

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Make it Active

Participants will review strategies to get youth actively doing STEM in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.

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Developing Skills Needed for Active STEM Learning

Participants will reflect on their facilitation to learn to get youth actively engaged in STEM learning.

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Digging Deeper

Participants will expand an upcoming lesson to learn to engage youth in conceptual STEM learning.

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Developing and Expanding Youth Explanations

Participants will learn how to support youth to engage in science practices through an Exploring Soil Ecology activity.

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