Staff and volunteers will understand that in active STEM learning youth generate knowledge which results in them learning and retaining more. They will know how to facilitate active STEM Learning experience that engage youth.
As a result of ongoing, consistent professional development efforts, staff and volunteers will be able to:
Participants will reflect on programmatic challenges in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.View Guide
Participants will apply strategies for making STEM meaningful to their upcoming activity plans to learn to get youth actively engaged in STEM learning.View Guide
Participants will review strategies to get youth actively doing STEM in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.View Guide
Participants will reflect on their facilitation to learn to get youth actively engaged in STEM learning.View Guide
Participants will compare active and passive learning and convert passive learning activities to more active ones in order to engage youth in active learning.View Guide
Participants will learn how breaking problems into smaller, manageable parts is
key to computational thinking and build this skill.
Participants will learn how breaking problems into smaller, manageable parts is key to computational thinking and building this skill.View Guide
Participants will compare Glurch and Oobleck to learn how to engage youth in active learning.View Guide
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.Learn More