Train Your Staff
When thinking about implementing citizen science in your program there are a few things you and your staff need to ask yourself before you get started: What project is the best for my program? and Are we prepared to implement? Design training tools and plan for implementation so staff and you have a great experience with citizen science.
You don't have to be a science whiz to provide STEM learning in your program - but it does take some planning. Design trainings and tools and plan for implementation so staff and youth have successful STEM experiences.
Incorporating college and career readiness into the overall culture of your program takes understanding of how to integrate readiness skills into your existing out-of-school time and summer programming. Design trainings and tools to coach your staff to implement and integrate elements of college and career readiness.
Understanding literacy, reinforcing key literacy skills, and deepening school day literacy-learning will have a lasting impact on your students for the future. Design trainings and tools and plan for implementation so staff and youth engage in high quality literacy skill building experiences in your program.
Family engagement takes understanding the strengths and challenges of program families, finding multiple ways to get them involved and supporting them as they support their children. Design trainings and tools and plan for implementation to improve your program's family engagement efforts.
Utilizing partnerships takes understanding program needs, identifying potential partners, and effectively integrating partners into your work. Design trainings and tools and plan for implementation to make partnerships a larger part of your program.
Learning during out-of-school time can boost academic engagement and achievement in schools.
Projects take time, planning and execution. Design trainings and tools and plan for implementation so staff and youth have successful project-based learning experiences.