Developing a STEM Identity

Frontline staff and volunteers will be support youth in viewing themselves as someone who learns about, uses, and sometimes contributes to science – someone who has a personal identity as a science learner.


Resources

Directing Their Learning

Participants will watch the Opportunities for Youth to Direct and Manage Their Own Learning Video-Based Learning Module to learn why STEM identities matter.

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Everyday STEM

Participants will engage in STEM Storytelling to learn to help youth develop identities in STEM.

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Exploring a STEM Identity

Participants will engage in Building for the Big One to learn to develop STEM identities.

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Getting Real

Participants will watch the Emerging STEM Identities Video-Based Learning Module to learn why STEM identities matter.

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Involving Families to Support STEM Identity

Participants will reflect on how they engage parents and communities in order to add more opportunities for reflection to their program.

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Making STEM Stick

Participants will read “STEM in Afterschool” and reflect on keeping youth engaged in STEM to help them develop a STEM identity.

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Science is for Everyone

Participants will watch the Real World Applications of Skills Video-Based Learning Module to learn why STEM identities matter.

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Who Does Science?

Participants will draw a scientist and take a photo for #ILookLikeAScientist in order to understand how to counter stereotypes about science identities.

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You’re a Computational Thinker

Participants will learn how they are computational thinkers, how these practices fit into other activities, and how to develop computational thinking practices with youth.

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