Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning | Click2Science

Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning

Purpose: Frontline staff and volunteers will be able to support youth to use a variety of documentation strategies during STEM.

As a result of ongoing, consistent professional development efforts, frontline staff and volunteers will be able to:

  • Help youth convey STEM concepts in multiple formats; particularly using symbols, drawings, models, diagrams, charts, tables, text, or non-verbal means.
  • Use a variety of documentation strategies.
  • Support students in writing, drawing, or keeping tables.
  • Connect the process of documenting data, observations, inferences, and conclusions to real-world scientific processes.

Staff Development Guides

Staff development guides are designed for coaches and trainers to use when providing professional development to frontline staff or volunteers. These downloadable step-by-step professional development guides include agendas, social and experiential learning activities, videos learning modules, supporting documents and handouts. The guides available below are designed to support the skill Encouraging Collaboration. For more information about Staff Development Guides, please visit About Staff Development Guides.

Self-Directed Web Lessons

Click2Science Web Lessons offer self-directed, on-demand professional development for frontline staff and volunteers. Web Lessons are hosted on Penn State Extension Better Kid Care learning management system. To complete a Click2Science Web Lesson, please review our instructions for accessing lessons on Better Kid Care. For more information about self-directed Web Lessons, please visit About Web Lessons.

  • Take Note! Supporting Documentation of STEM Learning

    Documenting learning can be a burden at times, especially in an active out-of-school-time setting where children are coming and going throughout the program time. Yet showing evidence of learning may be the lifeline to a program’s funding and survival. In this module, review practical examples of the “why,” “what,” and “how” of STEM processes documentation. Learn how to seamlessly document learning and how to involve children in recording their own understanding and accomplishments.

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On-Demand Webinars

Click2Science hosts virtual professional development webinars each month focused on out-of-school time learning environments. STEM, professional development best practices, and other relevant events. All webinars are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. The recorded, on-demand webinars below are designed to support the skill. Encouraging Collaboration. For more on-demand webinars or to register for an upcoming webinar, please visit our Webinar page.