Making Authentic Assessments | Click2Science

Making Authentic Assessments

How do you know that youth have "got it" when learning a new activity? Learn how to evaluate prior knowledge and other experiences of youth and use it more effectively as you implement learning experiences. Find strategies to connect children before, during and after an engaging STEM experience.

Staff Development Guides

Staff development guides are designed for coaches and trainers to use when providing professional development to frontline staff or volunteers. These dowloadable step-by-step professional development guides include agendas, social and experiential learning activities, videos learning modules, supporting documents and handouts. The guides available below are design to support the skill Encouraging Collaboration. For more information about Staff Development Guides, please visit About Staff Development Guides.

  • Do They Get It?

    Afterschool staff and volunteers will be able to use formative assessment as a tool to communicate expectations before, during, and after student learning.
    Strategy: 
    Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
    Situation: 
    Coaching (one-on-one)
    Length: 
    15 minutes
    Preview
  • Creating STEM Rubrics

    Afterschool staff and volunteers will develop an understanding of rubrics and how to creat them with youth.
    Strategy: 
    Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
    Situation: 
    Training (large group)
    Length: 
    90 minutes
    Preview
  • Building for the Big One

    Frontline staff and volunteers will be able to evaluate the content youth learn before, during, and after STEM activities.
    Strategy: 
    Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
    Situation: 
    Training (large group)
    Length: 
    90 minutes
    Preview

Self-Directed Web Lessons

Click2Science Web Lessons offer self-directed, on-demand professional development for frontline staff and volunteers. Web Lessons are hosted on Penn State Extension's Better Kid Care learning managemente system. To take a Click2Science Web Lesson, please review our instructions for accessing lessins on Better Kid Care. For more information about Self-directed Web Lessons, please visit About Web Lessons.

  • Making Authentic Assessments of STEM Learning

    Assessment is an essential but often overlooked part of STEM learning in after school programs. This module features interactive experiences and resources to help facilitators learn skills to include authentic assessment of youth STEM learning experiences. This is one of 20 STEM facilitation skills that help STEM click for school-age children and youth.

    Strategy: 
    Developing STEM Practices & Mindset

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On-Demand Webinars

Click2Science hosts virtual professional development webinars each month focused on out-of-school time learning environments. STEM, professional development best practices, and other relevant events. All webinars are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. The recorded, on-demand webinars below are designed to support the skill. Encouraging Collaboration. For more on-demand webinars or to register for an upcoming webinar, please visit our Webinar page.

 

  • Knowing When STEM Learning Runs Deep 12/14/16

    Knowing When STEM Learning Runs Deep

    Learn how to use formative and summative assessment strategies to engage youth in learning. The focus is on assessing learning in ouf-of-school time programs in ways that are authentic for learners and useful for us as facilitators. We will share actual strategies you can take from this webinar and put to use in your pgoram.
    Strategy: 
    Developing STEM Practices & Mindset
    Date: 
    December 13, 2016