Planning Computer Science Experiences

Staff Development Guide

Training Situation: Coaching (one-on-one)

Length: 20 minutes

Objective: Participants will reflect on the computer science experiences they have led and learn to better prepare and manage CS learning.


  • See the skill in action – 10 minutes
  • Make a to-do list – 5 minutes
  • Create your SMART goals – 5 minutes



Video-Based Learning Module

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

  • How does Alex recommend preparing to facilitate STEM activities?
  • What considerations does Lemond make when planning STEM learning experiences?
  • How does he set up the learning environment to make it an engaging place to learn?

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

  • How do you prepare yourself to facilitate STEM learning experiences?
  • Lemond mentioned planning for getting youth involved in the lesson. What are some other ways you can give youth a role in the lesson?

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