Instructional & Program Design: Professional Development

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CULTIVATING CREATIVITY AND CURIOSITY THROUGH QUESTIONS

Developed by the National Afterschool Association, this handout provides several ways to engage youth’s creativity and curiosity through questions.  These can be easily used in STEM as well as other types of learning settings during OST.  It is followed by a survey which can be used for professional development.

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Program Planning 101 (Video)

Developed by the Parks & Recreation Division of Ontario, this video demonstrates how to engage youth in program planning as well as how to use the S.M.A.R.T. framework for program planning.

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Project Based Learning in Action

A training curriculum for OST staff on how to design project based learning for children and youth.  Developed by Y4Y.

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Active Research & Investigation

A training curriculum for OST staff on how to design research and investigation activities for children and youth to help them identify community issues.  Developed by Y4Y.
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Working with Small Groups

A training curriculum for OST staff on how to design research and investigation activities for children and youth to help them identify community issues.  Developed by Y4Y.

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