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December 19, 2012

Build staff skills and confidence for integrating STEM activities and projects into existing program schedules with the STEM Everyday Training-to-Go. This hour-long customizable professional development training includes a PowerPoint, handouts, activities and training guides.

To learn more click here.



November 30, 2012

The STEM Diagram provides a quick overview of the topics you should address when building your STEM program. It's always available to you on every Y4Y STEM course page. After it opens, move your cursor over each section to reveal pop-up windows containing additional information.

Print out the STEM Diagram for reference or to share with colleagues and staff.



November 30, 2012

Whether on field trips, during projects, or while doing activities, you should always mind your P’s and Q’s. In the case of STEM, that means your Processes and Questions!

Staff should always keep in mind the processes, techniques, and vocabulary that can help reinforce scientific thinking with youth. Y4Y has a customizable training checklist designed to help you lead your staff in how and when to incorporate STEM vocabulary into your daily program activities.



November 30, 2012

Myths about learning science, technology, engineering and math are common but can be addressed by having the facts ready to share. This information brief provides resources to help counter common myths about STEM education.



November 30, 2012

Join You for Youth on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1pm E.S.T. for a free one hour webinar where we will explore exciting ways to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in afterschool.

Hands-on, inquiry-based STEM activities can spark students’ energy, enthusiasm, and imagination, and are an important priority for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. Learn more about how the Y4Y portal can be used as an important resource to enhance STEM projects and activities in your program, and hear from experts who are providing innovative STEM opportunities to 21st CCLC grantees.

Our special guest speakers for this webinar will be: Dr. Sylvia Lyles, Director AITQ, U.S. Department of Education; Kim Larson, Director of Professional Development, Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers; and Kristie Maher, Executive Director, South Dakota Discovery Center.

The webinar is free, but registration is required.

Click here to view a recording of this webinar event.