Watch past Click2Science webinars anywhere, anytime! Click on a title below to begin streaming one of our virtual professional development session and start making moments that click on your own time! Most session are 60 minutes in length.
This interactive webinar focuses on how you can help youth build on their prior knowledge and experiences and develop your skills to supporting youth as builders and problem solvers that use their own experiences to inform their solutions. You’ll leave with a great roller coaster activity you can try right away to help the youth in your problem build solutions.
Whether you have a dedicated makerspace or have to pick everything up and put it away each day, this webinar will help you find great making and tinkering activities for your program. We go beyond just finding activities and prepare you to evaluate and adapt activities to maximize the learning experience.
What does learning look like in making activities? This webinar focuses on strategies to identify, encourage, and demonstrate learning in making and tinkering activities. The goal is to understand the learning that happens during these types of activities and develop strategies to bring play and learning.
Guest speaker, Dave Francis, an Associate Professor from Utah State University Extension, introduces the Maker Movement and the challenges we face in identifying the learning that happens during making and tinkering activities. Additional guest, Dallin Graham, Program Coordinator from Utah State University Extension, gives a live tour of the Cache Valley MakerSpace and shares his experiences with making and tinkering activities.
What is Making and why are some people so excited about it? In the field, making is defined as the act of creating something. The reason it has gotten much press recently is technology. Advances in technology have limited how much we make for ourselves. You can’t just tinker around with your car when your check engine light comes on, you need to take it to a mechanic who is going to hook it up to a computer. The Making Movement empowers us to use technology to create something new. This recorded webinar will give you great strategies for building interest in STEM through making and tinkering, and ideas about how Making is being used in afterschool.
Check out the Click2Science resource guide for this webinar and NGCP's collaboration 101 handout for some quick tips!
This on-demand professional development webinar is full of resources and strategies to help you prepare yourself to engage youth in engineering experiences. In the webinar, we shared resources for great engineering activities, brainstormed a To Do List to prepare for engineering and shared strategies to support youth engaging in engineering.
Click2Science demonstrated how connecting to prior knowledge enhances STEM learning experinces. We highlighted effective strategies for helping learners understand how STEM relates to their life. You can apply these strategies by evaluating an afterschool circuits activity and planning connections that deepen the learning.
Click2SciencePD shared tools and strategies to use when selecting and evaluating the quality of STEM activities. We evaluated an activity from the Click2Science site and shared our favorite places to find quality STEM activities, with some additional ideas provided by fellow out-of-school time educators.
Learn how specific Click2Science skills and resources can help you get your volunteers prepared for working with youth during STEM. Learn strategies for training volunteers and gain ideas from other out-of-school-time educators.
This webinar featured strategies for using the Click2Science skill, Sparking Interest in STEM, to get (and keep) youth engaged in STEM over the summer. We demonstrated the Balloon Skewer Activity as a way to spark interest. Additional information and resources about Summer Learning Loss were shared.
Click2Science and the National Girls Collaborative Project are partnering to help you determine best practices for building partnerships using the Click2Science skill Connecting with Community Partners. Learn how to use The Connectory, a new online collaboration tool for STEM program providers, to connect with local partners easily and efficiently.
Learn how you can use youth's interests to help them develop a science and engineering identity using insights gained from Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard."
Looking to add digital learning opportunities to your program? The Click2Science team and out-of-school-time educators share some of their favorite resources for digital learning.
Experience using a Click2Science resource to teach the Click2Science skill, Asking Purposeful Questions. Learn about the full suite of resources Click2Science has available and how to utilize these resources to create easy, yet effective, professional development that is virtual or in-person.