STEM

Introduction to STEM

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Upon completion, you will receive a Basic Level certificate of completion.

Learn about the potential of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics for enhancing 21st CCLC programs. Learn how to find local help and resources to support your STEM programming and how to coordinate with school-day partners.

Implementation Strategies

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Upon completion, you will receive an Advanced Level certificate of completion.

Expand STEM in your program with practical steps to increase STEM-based learning experiences, connect with school content, find time and tap resources.

After completing this section, you will be able to

  • Describe techniques to develop your STEM knowledge.
  • School STEM activities that best align with student needs at variousages.
  • Identify strategies for connecting to the school day.
  • Identify resources that can be used to implement STEM projects.

Coaching My Staff

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour

Upon completion, you will receive a Leadership Level certificate of completion.

Find resources for staff development on STEM, including links to trainings, tips, tools and pointers to use now.

After completing this section, you will be able to

  • Build staff awareness of the importance of STEM learning.
  • Utilize Y4Y resources to plan staff training for developing skills necessary to integrate STEM into your out‐of-school time program.
  • Identify techniques to address staff concerns in conducting STEMactivities.

Tools

Find ready-to-use, customizable tools that can help launch STEM program planning and implementation.