Click2SciencePD improves overall organization quality by offering professional development resources to create high-quality STEM learning experiences for youth outside of traditional school hours. Work with Click2Science to develop a customized professional development solution that fits your organization's needs.
Customized Professional Development Services
Click2Science improves overall organization quality by training staff and volunteers to create high-quality STEM learning experiences with youth outside of traditional school hours. Work with Click2Science to develop a customized professional development solution that fits your organization's needs. Below are some examples of services we've provided to other organizations. We're happy to discuss your needs and find a solution together. We will work with your budget to create professional development that meets your organization's needs. And, our grant writer can help develop proposals for funding for customized services. Contact us at Click2SciencePD@unl.edu or submit a contact form to learn more or to set up a consultation.
Staff Development Guides
Custom step-by-step guides designed for trainers and coaches to use when providing professional development to frontline staff or volunteers. Staff development guides include agendas, social and experiential learning activities, video-based learning modules, supporting documents, and handouts.
Training Videos are designed to be used for professional development within your organization and tailored to your program's needs. Training videos may feature a specific curriculum or activity used in your organization, highlight a specific strength or challenge within your program, or spotlight staff from your organization presenting in real-life scenarios.
Frontline Staff Workshops
Click2Science offers customizable professional development workshops for staff and volunteers working directly with youth. These hands-on workshops can be delivered either face-to-face or virtually. Frontline staff workshops are typically 2-8 hours in length and can be designed for approximately 6-30 participants.
Click2Science offers customizable professional development workshops for trainers and coaches responsible for providing professional development to others. These hands-on workshops can be delivered either face-to-face or virtually. Trainer workshops are typically 2-8 hours in length and can be designed for approximately 12-60 participants.
Click2Science offers customizable trainer institutes for trainers and coaches responsible for providing professional development to others. Customized trainer institutes are designed for statewide networks or national afterschool organizations and build professional development capacity across an organization. These hands-on institutes are delivered in-person. Trainer institutes are typically 2-3 days in length and can be designed for approximately 12-60 participants.
Learning communities are working groups designed for networking and discussing best practice in the OST STEM field. Virtual communities of practice, Click2Science Learning Communities bring staff together around topics important to your organization and are powerful additions to your program.
STEM education is based on four specific disciplines – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM integrates these four disciplines into a cohesive curriculum based on real-world application. High-quality, well-facilitated STEM activities encourage youth to be curious, ask questions, and make connections with the world around them; essential skills for success in life and in our global economy. STEM skills are needed for navigating the modern world and competing in the 21st century job market. Out-of-school time programs can help ensure youth have the skills they need to successfully access available opportunities.
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Our Professional Development Model
Click2Science resources are design to be combined and used together to create a blended learning experience that makes a meaningful impact on staff. Learn more about our Professional Development Model to improve your own professional development facilitation.
Click2Science resources are built around three strategies for effectively facilitating STEM learning experiences in out-of-school time. Each strategy is supported by skills that staff and volunteers need in order to facilitate high-quality STEM programming.