Make It Active

Staff Development Guide

Training Situation: Meeting (small group)
Length: 25 minutes

Objectives: Participants will review strategies to get youth actively doing STEM in order to add more active learning opportunities to their program.


  • Active Learning Strategies – 10 minutes
    • Active STEM Learning Strategy List
  • See the Skill in Action – 10 minutes
    • Getting in the Water Video-Based Learning Module
  • Conclusion – 5 minutes

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Video-Based Learning Modules

As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

  • How do staff encourage youth to explore the local habitat?
  • How do staff keep youth engaged in the exploration?
  • What could you do to maximize the learning in an outdoor space?

Now that you’ve watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

  • In what ways do staff model active STEM learning in this video?
  • How does the staff support the natural curiosities of youth in this video?

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