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Getting the Most Out of NGSS: Using the Crosscutting Concepts

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Crosscutting Concepts provide us with a great way to help youth bridge science learning across various contexts.

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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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Digging Deeper

Participants will expand an upcoming lesson to learn to engage youth in conceptual STEM learning.

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Developing and Expanding Youth Explanations

Participants will learn how to support youth to engage in science practices through an Exploring Soil Ecology activity.

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This is a Test

Participants will reflect on the Try and Try Again Video-Based Learning Module in order to emphasize the engineering design process.

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Re-Testing and Success

Participants will analyze a Video-Based Learning Module of staff supporting youth to re-test in order to help youth succeed through persistence.

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