Preparing for Success in STEM

Science learning begins with play and moves toward more disciplined practice. We can have fun with STEM in out-of-school time programs. Learn how to create an environment of co-inquiry wand learning together with youth.

Skills

Creating STEM Learning Environments

Frontline staff and volunteers will arrange their environment to maximize youth engagement and support physical and emotional safety during STEM activities.

Resources

Preparing STEM Learning Opportunities

Frontline staff and volunteers will prepare high-quality STEM activities for youth.

Resources

Resources

A Challenge in Space

Participants will design a model learning environment in order to create physically safe and productive STEM learning spaces.

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Creating Learning Environments That are Out of This World

Participants will compare in-school and out-of-school time learning environments in order to design engaging OST spaces.

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Looking for STEM in all the Right Places

Participants will plan four off-site learning opportunities to learn to prepare and plan safe STEM learning opportunities and environments.

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Space: The Final Frontier

Participants will critique drawn models of their learning spaces in order to creatively use the physical space in their program.

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We’re Going to the Zoo

Participants will plan a safe and engaging STEM field trip in order to creatively use physical space.

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Working through Issues in Space

Participants go on a STEM Learning Environments walk-through to learn to get youth actively engaged in STEM learning.

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Setting Up for Computer Science Success

Participants will discuss ways to set up a space to be more effective for computer science activities.

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Creating a To-Do List

Participants will create a detailed lesson plan to learn to prepare for STEM learning.

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Getting Comfortable Selecting STEM Activities

Participants will reflect on their management of materials to learn to better prepare for STEM learning.

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