Click2SciencePD provides professional development resources for out-of-school time educators who facilitate STEM learning with youth outside of traditional school hours. By helping frontline staff develop the skills they need to successfully engage youth in STEM, Click2Science is improving STEM education in afterschool, building stronger out-of-school time programs, and investing in future generations of STEM professionals.
Our VisionWe envision a world where all youth have access to quality STEM learning experiences during out-of-school time.
Our MissionOur mission is to equip out-of-school time professionals with the very best training materials and resources that will help them facilitate STEM activities with youth in a more impactful way.
Moments that ClickThere are moments in each of our lives when something clicks. When we get it. As if someone turned a key, opening up a world we didn’t know existed. Illuminating opportunities that we couldn’t see. In that moment, challenges we'd struggled with seem miles in our past and anything is possible. Maybe the "click" gives us the confidence we need to pass 10th grade chemistry. Or, the realization that nothing in the world is more fascinating than exploring robotics. Maybe the "click" is imagining ourselves grown up, solving our city’s infrastructure problems or helping animals migrate to more suitable climate. Or, sharing our passion for science with kids. Click2Science empowers out-of-school staff to create moments like these for America’s youth.
20 Skills that Make STEM ClickWe believe our 20 Skills that Make STEM Click are necessary to effectively implement STEM in out-of-school time settings. Each of the skills focus on one of the three core themes:
- Planning quality learning experiences.
- Interacting with youth.
- Building STEM skills in youth.