ERIC Number: EJ1085433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
From Kickoff to Handoff: Coaching Teens to Tackle STEM Literacy
Ripberger, Chad; Blalock, Lydia B.
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6FEA2 Dec 2015
This article discusses how intensive, content-rich, multiple-day conferences for teams of youth and their adult coaches can be used to initiate the training and planning needed for teens to successfully serve as STEM teachers. The concepts are based on three 4-H "teens as teachers" projects that included 29-36.5 hour initial training conferences. Teenagers (173) completed pre/post surveys on STEM knowledge, skills, careers, resources, and teaching ability. The teenagers exhibited increases in these areas for all three conferences. The authors discuss the common elements of these conferences, provide implementation examples and suggest resources that support this type of training.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Coaching (Performance), Scientific Literacy, Conferences (Gatherings), Pretests Posttests, Youth Programs, Student Surveys, Training Methods, Partnerships in Education, Likert Scales, Participant Satisfaction, Science Course Improvement Projects
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Indiana; Maryland