Asking Purposeful Questions

Cohort Code (for registration): 18PQ02
Virtual Skill Session: 8/7/2018 12:00pm
Virtual Coaching Session I: 9/11/2018 12:00pm
Virtual Coaching Session II: 10/9/2018 12:00pm

Asking Purposeful Questions is the first module in the series and is required for educators before taking other ACRES courses.

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Asking Purposeful Questions

Cohort Code (for registration): 18PQ01
Virtual Skill Session: 10/16/2018 12:00pm
Virtual Coaching Session I: 11/16/2018 12:00pm
Virtual Coaching Session II: 12/14/2018 12:00pm

Asking Purposeful Questions is the first module in the series and is required for educators before taking other ACRES courses.

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ACRES Returners: Giving Youth Voice and Choice

Cohort Code (for registration): 18VC01
Virtual Skill Session: 8/2/2018 12:00pm
Virtual Coaching Session: 9/13/2018 12:00pm

Description:

How often do youth in your program get to choose what they’re investigating or designing, the materials they might use and/or how they engage with the work?  In this two-part module, you’ll try out strategies for giving youth voice and choice and apply the ideas as you redesign a STEM activity to incorporate a greater variety of youth input. After the session, you’ll return to your program with new resources and strategies to practice for strengthening youth voice and choice. You’ll choose one activity to record and share during part two, the coaching session.

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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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