Encouraging Collaborative STEM Work

Frontline staff and volunteers will be able to effectively facilitate collaborative STEM learning experiences.


Resources

Group Collaboration

Participants will watch the Group Collaboration Learning Module and create SMART goals to learn how to help youth collaborate.

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Helping Youth Work Together

Participants will discuss the Supporting Youth Interactions in STEM Exploration Video-Based Learning Module in order to better support youth to work together.

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Keep Youth Interacting

Participants will watch the Keep Youth Interacting Video-Based Learning Module and create SMART goals to learn how to help youth collaborate.

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Teaming Up for Success

Participants will watch the Modeling Effective Collaboration Video-Based Learning Module and conduct the Okefenokee Engineering Challenge in order to understand how engineers collaborate.

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Watching for Best Practices

Participants will compare a fact sheet with videos in Keeping Youth Interacting to see how facilitators encourage youth to collaborate.

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Working Together

Participants will watch the Inspiring Youth in STEM Video-Based Learning Module and Conduct the Sink and Float activity to learn how roles can support youth to collaboratively build ideas and use materials.

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Keep Youth Interacting

STEM activities are engaging, interactive, and hands-on experiences for youth. But what happens when members of a group are not interacting? In this video, pay close attention to how the facilitators work with a group if members become disengaged. Listen to the supportive but firm voice of the adult, as she re-directs the group. Pay special attention to how staff listens, maintain a supportive attitude, and model effective collaboration skills.

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Group Collaboration

Collaboration is an effective strategy to increase STEM learning especially when it happens during group work. Watch an experienced frontline staff member lead groups in the re-design process using group collaboration.

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Partner Collaboration Impacts Youth Collaboration

Looking for new ways to connect with STEM partners? Click2Science has partnered with National Girls Collaborative to share best practices for collaboration. Program collaborations can help foster an interactive environment for youth and teach them a valuable 21st century skill. Learn how partnering and collaborating with programs can model these skills for youth.

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