Reflecting on Your Own Skills

Staff Development Guide

Training Situation: Coaching (one-on-one)

Length: 15 minutes

Objective: Participants will watch the What Do You Know About Circuits video-based learning module to learn to connect youth’s experience to STEM pathways and careers.


  • See the skill in action – 5 minutes
  • Setting goals – 10 minutes



Video-Based Learning Module

Watch the activity overview video. This video shows staff facilitating the activity featured in the skill video.

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

  • What does the staff do here to connect prior knowledge to the idea of an electrical circuit?
  • What is the staff doing here to engage youth in the activity?
  • How do staff model strategies connecting youth to the scientific principles they are currently learning about?
  • What would you do differently to connect youth’s prior knowledge about circuitry?

Now that you’ve watched the video, reflect on what you saw.

  • Why is it important for staff to engage in the activity alongside youth?
  • Were youth engaged in this activity? How could you tell?
  • Using the activity as a guide, how could you connect what youth are learning about electrical circuits to real-world issues or concerns?

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