STEM Webinars and Professional Development
- Girls in STEM
- Preparing for Success in STEM in Afterschool
- STEM Activities for OST Programs
- Supporting Youth Development through STEM
Facilitating Engineering Practices
In this module, participants examine the components of the engineering design process and discuss ways to model the process with youth.
STEM Role Models in Action
Role models and mentors as an equity strategy with the National Girls Collaborative Project Team.
Skill Development in STEM Training
This webinar offers an overview of the framework of equity and inclusion in STEM training, as well as a practitioner's perspective.
What is an Engineering Mindset?
Engineers solve problems using asystematic, iterative process called the engineering design process. This webinar will help providers understand an engineering mindset and they can utilize it in their programs.
From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM
For nearly 20 years, the National Girls Collaborative Project has worked to advance the agenda in gender equity by encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. In this research-to-practice webinar, providers will learn about up-to-date research regarding gender equity in STEM and how it impacts girls and women learning and working in STEM.
Career Exploration in STEM
Girls love engaging in problem-solving and will throw themselves into a hands-on activity, but without meaningful career connections, they will not realize that the fun STEM activities that you lead them in translate to a real-world application. This webinar will showcase strategies on how to incorporate career exploration when doing STEM outreach with girls.
Gender Equity in Online STEM Learning
When engaging girls in STEM there are many strategies and practices that support gender equity and access, but how do those strategies work in online or hybrid learning environments? This webinar will explore what works for girls from preschool and early elementary to middle school and high school, potential adaptations, and new ideas to consider when teaching girls STEM online.
Exemplary Practices using Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources
This 'Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources' webinar will explore the free NASA resources, along with accompanying exemplary practices. In addition to the content, there will be time for questions and comments in order for the NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.
Developing High-Quality STEM Experiences at Every Age
How do you create meaningful STEM experiences for students from elementary to middle to high school? In this webinar, you will hear from two STEM education experts and from two afterschool practitioners on how they differentiate instruction and staff training across the K-12 grade span.
Learn to Speak “STEM-ish”: Translating Afterschool STEM to Boost Public Support
Want to help afterschool STEM blast off in your community? Do you struggle to convince your stakeholders that afterschool must be at the table for conversations about improving STEM education? The FrameWorks Institute has recently completed a multi-year study of what messages about afterschool and STEM expand people’s support and which are not productive.
STEMulate Your Afterschool Program
Afterschool professionals face enormous challenges to support students in the STEM fields, especially during the recent pandemic. But STEM can be successfully implemented when educators are supported with hands-on resources and curriculum that are based on best practices. Learn how to integrate STEM in your afterschool program or at home with this hands-on workshop.
Family Engagement in STEM
Learn how to really engage with families in your STEM effort. How can you help parents understand the critical role they plan in encouraging STEM learning? This webinar focuses on taking research on STEM engagement and using it to empower parents and create impactful family events.
How OST Programs Improve Health & Nutrition
Childhood obesity continues to be a global epidemic and OST programs have great potential to make a positive impact on children’s health behaviors. This webinar examines research about how OST programs can impact health and nutrition behaviors to understand what is working, and what may be possible.
Social Emotional Learning in STEM
Social and Emotional Learning, or SEL, helps learners develop and apply skills to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. These are just the skills that our students will need in their future, to find a fulfilling job, to get into college, to get along with others in their workplace, and to manage the challenges of life.
Helping Youth Build Connections from Summer to School Year
Going back to school is a big change for children and their families. It is exciting, but it can also be a challenging and stressful time. This webinar will include tips you can share with families to help them prepare for a great new school year. It has great suggestions for getting your afterschool program off to a good start and includes strategies to help young people build connections between summer and their new school year.
Bringing the Arts into Your STEM Program
Learn how, and why you should bring STEAM powered learning to your afterschool program. This webinar will help you distinguish between craft projects and STEAM learning. It will help you integrate creativity, design and communication in ways that enhance STEM learning and develop problem solving skills.
Selecting the Best STEM Activities
During this webinar, Click2Science shared tools and strategies to use when selecting and evaluating the quality of STEM activities. We evaluated an activity from the Click2Science site and shared our favorite places to find quality STEM activities, with some additional ideas provided by fellow out-of-school time educators.