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    Bullying – What You Can Do

    November 15, 2017

    Bullying is one of the most troubling behaviors that adults must look out for. Bullying can occur in both online and in-person settings, and it is the responsibility of adults to confront bullies and engage them in problem-solving, learning, and repair of relationships. Here are some guidelines from StopBullying.gov.

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    Is it Science or Engineering?

    November 7, 2017

    Do you get confused about the difference between science and engineering? You're not alone. This blog uses resources from the National Research Council's 2013 publication, "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" to help you differentiate the S and E in STEM. I rely heavily on the contents of chapter 7, which I'd recommend if you want to learn more.

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    Managing Groups During STEM

    October 31, 2017

    The first thing I often tell my new staff is to think hard about the difference between “management” and “control.”

    Managing

    Managing learning is about doing what you can to support engaged, creative, social learning.Successful managers of learning know that learning is messy, loud, and even chaotic sometimes.

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    Kids' Books on STEM

    October 24, 2017

    Looking to add a few books to your STEM afterschool program? Here are four titles I love that take on STEM topics and practices. Thanks to Kirk Robbins’ amazing blog and feed (Follow @stem_4_all) for some of these great titles.

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    Making Your Space Exciting

    October 20, 2017

    The little things make a big difference while setting up for STEM learning. Here are some things to think about as you get ready for your next STEM lesson. Here are three situations you can consider when thinking about your space.

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    Why Partnerships?

    October 3, 2017

    Have you ever looked at a list of long-term goals and thought, "My organization can never pull off this much development?" Do you worry you won't ever have the right expertise in your organization to be able to write, manage, and direct the grants you want to get?

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    Introducing Our PD Model

    September 26, 2017

    Quality learning and staff development takes time! Professional development should never be sporadic, one-and-done, or “spray-and-pray.” That's why the Click2Science professional development model supports an ongoing cycle of professional development. We recommend a continuous cycle of needs assessments, targeted training and/or coaching interventions, and evaluations to truly improve program quality.

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    New Staff Development Guides

    September 19, 2017

    We've been hard at work the last six months to bring you what Click2SciencePD does best: high-quality, targeted professional development guides that you can use in your setting. This week I'd like to give you a mini-tour of these guides.