Science in Afterschool: An Instructor's Guide to the Afterschool Training Toolkit
Authors: Errin McComb (contributor), Tina Johnson (contributor), Laura Shankland, Deborah Donnelly, Catherine Jordan, SERVE Center
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The five promising practices in afterschool for science identified in the Afterschool Training Toolkit are as follows:
- Investigating Science Through Inquiry
- Exploring Science Through Projects and Problems
- Integrating Science Across the Curriculum
- Engaging Families and Communities in Science
- Tutoring to Enhance Science Skills
When used with the Afterschool Training Toolkit, the lessons in this instructor’s guide will help you master these promising practices. Once you become proficient at these practices, you should be able to use them to develop other science lessons.
This instructor’s guide will help you
- understand how to use the science section of the Afterschool Training Toolkit;
- use science to offer fun lessons that help students learn in afterschool;
- motivate students to participate in afterschool; and
- use the lessons to become a more effective afterschool instructor.
"The document is very well written and organized for teacher's use. On the student side, the activities are interesting and engaging. The level of thinking is such that it will challenge them without making them feel as if this is above their level. The cooperative nature of the activities will help build vocabulary and confidence which are two skills lacking in many of our students, especially with our high ELL population."