ACRES Returners: Exploring Youth Understanding in STEM


Cohort Code (for registration): RT04VR
Virtual Skill Session: 9/13/2018 12:00pm
Virtual Coaching Session: 10/11/2018 12:00pm

Description:

What can we do to find out what youth know about a particular topic without resorting to a quiz or test? What strategies can we use before, during and following an activity to surface youths’ understanding? In this two-part module, we’ll first clarify the purpose of formative assessment and then learn several easy to implement strategies for monitoring youths’ understanding. We’ll revisit the water filter activity from the Asking Purposeful Questions module to see the strategies in action. At your own site, you’ll record a portion of an activity of your choosing to practice one of the strategies and share it during part two, the coaching session.

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ACRES Returners: Developing STEM Identities and Making Career Connections

Cohort Code (for registration): RT05VR
Virtual Skill Session: 11/15/2018 12:00pm
Virtual Coaching Session: 12/13/2018 12:00pm

Description:

How do you help youth recognize their connection to and role in STEM?  How do you help youth learn about STEM careers?  In this two-part module, you’ll experience several easy to implement strategies including a photo elicitation activity, learn about how youth form STEM identities, and then learn how to conduct related activities with youth. Back at your program, you will capture a video of your practice and then share during part two, the  small group coaching session.

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