Giving Youth Control

Frontline staff and volunteers will provide opportunities for youth to direct and manage their own learning.


Resources

Designing a Dynamic Summer Program

Designing and facilitating a dynamic, enriching, hands-on, active project-based summer program.

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4-H Eco-Bot Challenge

Build and test an autonomous robot, called an Eco-Bot, to clean up a simulated environmental spill.

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Three Talk Moves to give Youth Control of Learning

Giving youth more control of their learning has shown to be an effective way to increase their interest in STEM subjects. Learn more about voicing ideas, giving choice in inquiry, and connecting across learning spaces.

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Where Are You Stuck?

Notice how the facilitator nudges learners to find their own solutions as they create the algorithms that control their agents in the virtual world.

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Giving Youth Control in Investigations

In this activity, the facilitators make some changes to their activity in order to support youth. See what they do to shift the activity to be more student-centered.

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Youth Voice And Choice

Giving youth choice doesn’t have to involve changes to your programming. Watch as Perin makes a small change to her activity to add youth voice and choice

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How Out-of-School Time Programs Help Youth Excel

Learn how implementing an experiential learning model in STEM experiences that focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) helps youth excel. Research has demonstrated that sustained and well-integrated SEL engages youth and improves their achievement. You will leave this webinar with activities you can use to engage youth in SEL through STEM experiences, and resources from Click2SciencePD to train staff and volunteers to develop these two competencies: facilitating inclusive learning experiences and encouraging collaboration.

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Creating a Making and Tinkering Summer

What is Making and why are some people so excited about it? In the field, making is defined as the act of creating something. The reason it has gotten much press recently is technology. Advances in technology have limited how much we make for ourselves. You can’t just tinker around with your car when your check engine light comes on.

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Giving Youth Control

This web lesson features interactive experiences in science, technology, engineering and math; and resources to help you develop the skills to give youth control of their learning experience and to focus on interests and developmental levels of youth. When youth have control of their learning, they are more engaged, learn skills such as self-determination, goal setting and decision-making, and are more likely to enjoy learning.

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