Meeting Resources

Meeting sessions are brief, 15-30 minutes, professional development experiences intended to introduce or reinforce STEM skills for staff. They can be part of a regularly scheduled staff meting or conducted virtually. Meeting sessions focus on a single skill and are designed to be part of ongoing professional development experiences and combined with training and coaching sessions to create a blended learning experience that makes a meaningful impact on staff.

Using Meeting Resources Conducting Virtual Sessions

Reflecting on Project-Based Learning

Category: Meeting Resources
Learning module:
Afterschool staff and volunteers will reflect on their own practice and identify areas of strength and those needing improvement related to Project-B
30 minutes
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Helping Youth Work Together

Category: Meeting Resources
Staff members and volunteers will identify skills youth need to work together in Project-Based Learning activities.
30 minutes
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Developing Your Best Strategies

Category: Meeting Resources
Staff or volunteers will be able to identify appropriate documentation strategies for STEM learning experiences through a paper airplane activity.
30 minutes
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Strategies for Facilitating STEM

Category: Meeting Resources
Learning module: Time is on Your Side!
Staff will identify strategies to create a STEM-rich learning environment. 
30 minutes
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Following Directions Tips

Category: Meeting Resources
Learning module: Following Directions
Work with staff to learn the importance of helping youth understand and follow directions to maintain a productive and safe space.
30 minutes
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Creating Program Agreements

Category: Meeting Resources
Learning module: Promoting a Positive Climate

Use this Virtual Meeting Resource to work with staff to develop program agreements.

30 minutes
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Creating Core Agreements for a Safe Space

Category: Meeting Resources
Learning module: Promoting a Positive Climate

Develop a list of core agreements with staff.

30 minutes
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Coaching with Program Considerations

Category: Meeting Resources
Guide staff as they focus on their settings to create a space that is safe and engaging and welcomes students’ individuality.
30 minutes
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Easy as PB&J

Category: Meeting Resources

This Meeting Guide includes a hands-on activity to help staff learn the importance of collaboration and how to encourage collaboration during STEM

30 minutes
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Watching for Best Practice

Category: Meeting Resources

Use this meeting resource to develop strategies for effective collaboration during STEM activities.

30 minutes
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Real World Collaboration

Category: Meeting Resources
Learning module: Group Collaboration

This 15 minute, virtual meeting guide provides a great way to observe collaboration.

15 minutes
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Communication for a Safe Space

Category: Meeting Resources
Learning module: Promoting a Positive Climate
Staff have the opportunity to focus on their settings to create a space that is safe and engaging and welcomes individuality
15 minutes
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