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Balancing Criteria and Constraints

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Easy as a Pickle Sandwich

Participants will design a sandwich “protector” to learn how engineers use multiple practices to design solutions.

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Developing an Active STEM Learning Environment

Participants will compare Glurch and Oobleck to learn how to engage youth in active learning.

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Exploring a STEM Identity

Participants will develop strategies to support emerging STEM identities using the Building for the Big One activity.

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Using Models

Participants will demonstrate the importance of models when trying to answer questions, draw conclusions and develop solutions in engineering.

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Creating interactive professional development experiences

Great 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.