Training Resources

Training sessions are hands-on, interactive professional development experiences. These trainings engage staff with new ideas through experiences, discussions, and interaction. Each training focuses on a single skill for facilitating STEM learning. Well trained staff can deliver high quality OST programming that has a positive impact on youth. The skills and competencies that staff need to deliver high quality programming can be developed through the interactions and discussions of a well-planned professional development program.

Using Training Resources

Project Based Learning: An Overview

Category: Training Resources
Learning module: Developing a STEM Project
As a result of this training, staff members will be able to identify the eight components of Project-Based Learning, articulate the benefits of using
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Looking for STEM in all the Right Spaces

Category: Training Resources

Stimulating and attractive STEM learning environments generate interest and encourage participation with youth.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Supporting Testing and Re-testing: Welcoming Change - Heavy Lifting

Category: Training Resources
Using NASA's Heavy Lifting Rocket Activity, staff will focus on the role of observation, refining designs, and re-testing in the engineering process.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Encouraging Youth With Testing and Re-testing - Heavy Lifting

Category: Training Resources
Using NASA's Heavy Lifting Rocket Activity, staff will learn the importance of testing and re-testing and how to support youth during this process.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Identifying the Needed Skills

Category: Training Resources

Identify characteristics of a safe environment and understand the importance and benefits of creating a safe space for youth.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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What We Do and Say Matters

Category: Training Resources

Use this Training resource to work with staff to create a mutually respectful, relaxed, supportive STEM learning environment for youth.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Teaming Up for Success

Category: Training Resources

Use this Training guide to help staff be able to effectively facilitate collaborative STEM learning experiences.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Working Together

Category: Training Resources

This Training resource will help staff understand that collaboration and interaction are necessary in science and engineering learning experiences

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Preparing to say "It's STEM"

Category: Training Resources
Using a STEM activity to help build confidence in facilitating STEM activities with youth.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Our Perception of STEM

Category: Training Resources
Identify and employ strategies to develop confidence and comfort in facilitating STEM activities.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Creating Rubrics

Category: Training Resources
Learning module: Creating a Rubric
Staff will develop an understanding of rubrics and how to create them with youth.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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STEM Careers Rock

Category: Training Resources

Afterschool staff members and volunteers will be able to identify job/career titles and work opportunities in STEM careers that will apply to acti

1 hour, 30 minutes
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