Resources designed to support out-of-school time educators’ professional growth by doing engineering and developing the skills to support equitable and inclusive learning experiences for all.
Participants will demonstrate the importance of models when trying to answer questions, draw conclusions and develop solutions in engineering.
Participants will do a chalk talk around engineering design and testing in order to incorporate thoughtful testing and local resources.
Participants will watch the Assessing Youth Using Sticky Notes video-based learning module and identify ways to use a stick note chart during STEM activities.
Participants will develop strategies to support emerging STEM identities using the Building for the Big One activity.
Participants learn how to engage youth in active STEM learning by providing opportunities to investigate and explore the properties of materials.
Participants will compare Glurch and Oobleck to learn how to engage youth in active learning.
Participants will identify their role and attitude towards failure and discuss strategies for creating an environment where failure feels okay.
Participants will view the DIVEE Video-Based Learning Module and identify strategies for facilitating inclusive learning experiences.
Participants will take a Project Implicit test in order to reflect on the needs of nondominant youth in their program.
Participants will use “What-If” cards in order to help youth engage in engineering design practices like using criteria and constraints, facing a failed test, and redesign.
Participants will do an idea walk in order to add more opportunities for youth to connect their prior knowledge to STEM activities.
Participants will design a sandwich “protector” to learn how engineers use multiple practices to design solutions.
Participants will compare a fact sheet with videos in Keeping Youth Interacting to see how facilitators encourage youth to collaborate
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