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Click2Science: It Takes Two! Encouraging Collaborative STEM Work

Scientists and engineers work together on a regular basis to solve problems and build explanations of the natural world. 21st century workers will be required to collaborate. In this module OST facilitators will learn how to emphasize teamwork in STEM experiences to help youth refine those skills. Practitioners share tips on projects, environment set-up, and group management that encourage cooperative learning. Easy-to-download instructions for several STEM challenges are provided. (K1.8 C2) 2 hours

Objectives

  • Portray science as a collaborative effort that involves groups of people working together to solve problems and build explanations of the natural world.
  • Describe space arrangement strategies that support collaborative STEM experiences.
  • Use facilitation language that encourages teamwork.
  • Facilitate OST STEM experiences that require youth to work together and consider multiple perspectives.