• Strategy: Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
  • Skill: Enabling Active STEM Learning

Break It Down

The facilitator works to enable active learning as youth work in small groups and use the strategies of computational thinking to design and describe their own unique monsters.


Video-Based Learning Module

As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

  • Who is doing the problem-solving in this activity, the facilitator or the learners?
  • What questions does Dagen use to encourage and support active learning?
  • How do you know if youth are engaged in active learning?

Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

  • How do computational thinking practices support active learning?
  • How could you support active learning with the youth you work with?
  • What are the benefits to youth when they are engaged in active STEM learning?