‘Radically Interactive’ STEM Course Teaches the After-school Teachers

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Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
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Educator Joyce Tugel practices asking a young learner purposeful questions, a skill taught in the course Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Education in STEM.

After-school programs are increasingly expected to teach science, technology, engineering and math, but staff often have little training. How do after-school staff boost their skills in teaching STEM?

Enter a program developed by the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. The organization’s online workshop is more than a “passive webinar,” said Sue Allen, senior research scientist of the alliance.

Allen calls it “radically interactive.” The course, Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM, known as ACRES, can be taught in person, online or in a blended form. The online version is an effort to reach a wider geographic area, particularly rural areas around the nation.

ACRES teaches after-school staff how to ask students purposeful questions, encourage youth inquiry and…

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