Training Staff

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.

Toolkits for Trainers

The Click2ScienceToolkits for Trainers are designed for program leaders, coaches and trainers to use while planning professional development for staff in out-of-school time programs.

Summer Programing 
Toolkit

For organizations to use with their summer program staff and volunteers and includes resources specific to summer-time STEM programming.

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Computer Science Toolkit

For coaches and trainers to use 
when providing professional development for out-of-school programs on computing.

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Social Emotional 
Learning Toolkit

Includes strategies out-of-school programs can implement right away to build staff confidence and competence in SEL.

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Training Tips

Tips for Using Meeting Guides

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.

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Tips for Using Training Guides

Training resources are designed for hands-on, interactive professional development experiences. These trainings engage staff with new ideas through experiences, discussions, and interaction.

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Tips for Coaching Staff

Coaching resources are designed to help coachees improve individual skills, thereby impacting their practice and the overall quality of the program.

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Click2Science PD Framework

Hover over an item to view the strategy or skill, click to navigate to that page.

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Resources

Developing Your Best Strategies

Learn new strategies for documenting STEM learning.

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Using the Crosscutting Concepts – Cause and Effect

Learning about cause and effect is a great way to increase interest and engagement in science.

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Using the Crosscutting Concepts – Patterns

Looking for, identifying, and using patterns is a vital concept in science and engineering

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Getting the Most Out of NGSS: Using the Crosscutting Concepts

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Crosscutting Concepts provide us with a great way to help youth bridge science learning across various contexts.

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WHAT ABOUT CHALLENGES?

Participants will reflect on programmatic challenges in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.

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MAKING STEM MEANINGFUL

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Make it Active

Participants will review strategies to get youth actively doing STEM in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.

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Developing Skills Needed for Active STEM Learning

Participants will reflect on their facilitation to learn to get youth actively engaged in STEM learning.

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Digging Deeper

Participants will expand an upcoming lesson to learn to engage youth in conceptual STEM learning.

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