This webinar will help out-of-school programs learn new strategies for actively seeking and supporting students' ideas and points of view in STEM learning. We will consider the differences between assessing understanding during an activity and assessment at the end of an activity and plan creative strategies that make assessment fun and useful.
How can we help students prepare for jobs that don't yet exist? 40 years ago, computers were just starting to be important in elementary schools. The idea that every student should have digital skills has come a long way – but what will digital skills look like in 2030 when today's second graders are graduating?
Well-prepared STEM learning experiences are relevant, engaging, and appropriate for youth. Knowing how to effectively prepare for STEM will help you maximize youth engagement, and support inclusiveness and safety. This webinar focuses on selecting and planning STEM experiences for all your program participants.
Have you ever heard a participant in your program say, “I am a computational thinker?“ Perhaps not, but after this webinar, you may hear it. Computational thinking builds on other problem-solving strategies to help youth prepare for their future. Learn how to develop a computationally rich environment in afterschool – with or without computers.
Computer Science (CS) can be a game-changer for young people when they learn to be creators, not just consumers of technology. The 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge, Game Changers. Designed by Google and West Virginia Extension service, Game Changers uses physical activity and puzzles to teach kids important CS concepts.
Childhood obesity continues to be a global epidemic and OST programs have great potential to make a positive impact on children’s health behaviors. This webinar examines research about how OST programs can impact health and nutrition behaviors to understand what is working, and what may be possible.