Enabling Active STEM Learning

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


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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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Get Active

Participants will compare active and passive learning and convert passive learning activities to more active ones in order to engage youth in active learning.

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Break It Down- In Person

Participants will learn how breaking problems into smaller, manageable parts is
key to computational thinking and build this skill.

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Break It Down – Virtual

Participants will learn how breaking problems into smaller, manageable parts is key to computational thinking and building this skill.

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Developing an Active STEM Learning Environment

Participants will compare Glurch and Oobleck to learn how to engage youth in active learning.

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Connecting with Nature in a Concrete Jungle

Out-of-school time educators who work in urban settings may feel like they have few to no options for connecting youth to nature. It is the educator’s job to notice nature and to provide opportunities for children to observe and be curious about it. Likewise, it is the provider’s role to introduce nature to a setting when it is absent.

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