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

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Resources

STEM Starts in the Kitchen

Helping in the kitchen can allow children to practice fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, and even reading skills, but something that is not always seen is that cooking might be their first introduction to STEM. 

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Learning Communities

Professional learning communities (PLC) are working groups designed for networking and discussing best practice in the OST STEM field. Virtual communities of practice, Click2Science Learning Communities bring staff together around topics important to your organization and are powerful additions to your program.

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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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Activities to Guide Authentic Assessment

Participants will engage in peer review in order to devise strategies for getting youth involved in peer assessment.

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Building for the Big One

Frontline staff and volunteers will be able to evaluate the content youth learn before, during, and after STEM activities.

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Creating STEM Rubrics

Afterschool staff and volunteers will develop an understanding of rubrics and how to creat them with youth.

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Discover Authentic Assessment

Participants will compare four strategies for assessment in order to add more assessment of youth during learning.

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Do They Get It?

Afterschool staff and volunteers will be able to use formative assessment as a tool to communicate expectations before, during, and after student learning.

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Using Action to Determine Next Steps

Participants will use the Assessing Learning Video-Based Learning Module to set goals for assessment.

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