What can you do to maximize STEM learning in your program space?
- Do research ahead of a field trip to make the most out of STEM learning available in other informal science environments, such as zoos, museums, etc.
- Make sure your learning environment supports all learners.
- Be prepared to adapt to the space you have available.
- Keep in mind that the space should encourage collaboration, creativity, and discussion among groups.
Professional Development Resources
Is Everyone Ready to Go Outside?Category: Coaching ResourcesLearning module: Is Everyone Ready to Go Outside?Maximize youth engagement by better organizing the learning environment.15 minutes
Looking for STEM in all the Right SpacesCategory: Training Resources
Stimulating and attractive STEM learning environments generate interest and encourage participation with youth.1 hour, 30 minutes
A Challenge in SpaceCategory: Training ResourcesLearning module: Organizing your Environment for STEM Learning
Maximizing space is all about creating a learning space that is able to motivate learners.1 hour, 30 minutes
Space - The Final FrontierCategory: Meeting Resources
Focus on strategies for maximizing their spaces, understanding that there may be realistic barriers to utilizing classroom space to the fullest.30 minutes
We're Going to the Zoo!Category: Meeting Resources
Maximize out of school experience for effective STEM learning by preparing your space for STEM learning.30 minutes
Arranging Your EnvironmentCategory: Meeting Resources
This virtual meeting will help your staff to develop strategies to create a positive STEM learning environment.15 minutes
Creating Spaces that are Out of this World!Category: Coaching Resources
In order to effectively coach your frontline staff, research tells us it is best if you can observe them in their space working with youth.30 minutes
Working Through Issues with SpaceCategory: Coaching Resources
This one-on-one coaching guide will help your staff develop strategies for maximizing your space.15 minutes