Training resources are designed for hands-on, interactive professional development experiences. These trainings engage staff with new ideas through experiences, discussions, and interaction. Each training focuses on a single skill for facilitating STEM learning. Well-trained staff can deliver high-quality OST programming that has a positive impact on youth. The skills and competencies that staff need to deliver high-quality programming can be developed through the interactions and discussions of a well-planned professional development program.
Meeting resources are brief, 15-30 minute, professional development experiences intended to introduce or reinforce STEM skills for staff. They can be part of a regularly scheduled staff meeting or conducted virtually.Learn More
Training resources are designed for hands-on, interactive professional development experiences. These trainings engage staff with new ideas through experiences, discussions, and interaction.Learn More
Coaching resources are designed to help coachees improve individual skills, thereby impacting their practice and the overall quality of the program.Learn More
The Click2Science Professional Development Framework is a recommended process for trainers and coaches to enhance the STEM facilitation skills of frontline staff and volunteers. It consists of three core STEM learning strategies and multiple STEM skills, providing a comprehensive view of the necessary development for learners.
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Participants will watch the “Let there be Light!” learning module to learn why STEM identities matter.View Guide
Participants will document their learning with three activities: “Sink or Float,” “Paper Airplanes,” and “Amphibian/Fish Comparison”. They will also complete a self-reflection and set goals for their practice.View Guide
Learn new strategies for documenting STEM learning.View Guide
Participants will reflect on programmatic challenges in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.View Guide
Participants will apply strategies for making STEM meaningful to their upcoming activity plans to learn to get youth actively engaged in STEM learning.View Guide
Participants will review strategies to get youth actively doing STEM in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.View Guide
Participants will reflect on their facilitation to learn to get youth actively engaged in STEM learning.View Guide
Participants will expand an upcoming lesson to learn to engage youth in conceptual STEM learning.View Guide
Participants will learn how to support youth to engage in science practices through an Exploring Soil Ecology activity.View Guide