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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STEM Starts in the Kitchen

Helping in the kitchen can allow children to practice fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, and even reading skills, but something that is not always seen is that cooking might be their first introduction to STEM. 

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Activities to Guide Authentic Assessment

Participants will engage in peer review in order to devise strategies for getting youth involved in peer assessment.

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Building for the Big One

Frontline staff and volunteers will be able to evaluate the content youth learn before, during, and after STEM activities.

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Creating STEM Rubrics

Afterschool staff and volunteers will develop an understanding of rubrics and how to creat them with youth.

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Discover Authentic Assessment

Participants will compare four strategies for assessment in order to add more assessment of youth during learning.

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Do They Get It?

Afterschool staff and volunteers will be able to use formative assessment as a tool to communicate expectations before, during, and after student learning.

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Using Action to Determine Next Steps

Participants will use the Assessing Learning Video-Based Learning Module to set goals for assessment.

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Technology for Assessment

Participants will evaluate technology that can be used for assessment purposes within lessons.

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Assessing Youth using Graphic Organizers

Participants will watch the Assessing Youth Using Sticky Notes video-based learning module and identify ways to use a stick note chart during STEM activities.

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