Managing Groups During STEM

Frontline staff and volunteers will manage behavior of youth during STEM activities.

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

  • Manipulate the activity structure, environment and interactions in order to contribute to youth learning.
  • Recognize and highlight positive youth behavior.
  • Design compelling STEM learning activities to motivate student participation.

Resources

Applying Strategies for Group Management in STEM

Participants will plan an activity with Tangrams to learn to manage groups during STEM.

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Group Management Action Plan

Participants will watch Building Relationships for STEM Video-Based Learning Module to learn how to support positive youth interactions.

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Interactions

Participants will play “What If?” to learn to support youth through positive group management.

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Is It Managing or Controlling?

Participants will compare management versus control in order to positively manage groups for learning.

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Organization that Supports Group Management

Participants will engage with water droplet races to learn to manage groups during STEM.

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Strategies for Group Management

Participants will identify and try out strategies for positive group management in STEM.

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Transforming Staff into Leaders in Out-of-School Time

Transformational leaders inspire their followers through relationships and are characterized by positivity, a focus on developing their followers, and transparent communication. Learn about the 4 recommendations that help transform followers into leaders.

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Building Leaders in Out-of-School Time

We create space for listening, for curiosity, for solutions to grow from the conversation. The function of a good leader is not to single-handedly tackle everything, but to produce more leaders, not more followers.

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Finding the Best Trainer for Your Program

We examine here four different models so you can implement the one that best fits your program.

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