Being Student Centered

This self-directed eLearning Module explores a student-centered approach. Learn strategies to increase youth confidence and build their problem-solving and teamwork skills. Being student-centered is critical to building STEM identity.

The Importance of Role Models in Education & Career Exploration

This self-directed eLearning Module helps adults understand how role models can support youth to develop their STEM identity. Gain tips for how to engage youth with diverse role models in STEM and how to be a supportive role model.

Creating a Positive STEM2D Identity

This self-directed eLearning Module looks at STEM identity and how adults can foster its development among youth. Explore strategies that connect STEM to everyday life, strategies to highlight the social impact of STEM, and ways to share personal stories of STEM professionals.

How to Encourage & Engage Girls in STEM2D

This self-directed eLearning Module lays the foundation for why it is important to engage girls with STEM. Learn how to address issues of unconscious bias and gain tips for engaging young women, as well as young men, from traditionally marginalized backgrounds who are under-represented in the STEM sector.

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Spark WiSTEM2D promotes the valuable involvement of volunteers and youth navigators to inspire young people in the STEM2D subjects and 21st-century careers around the world. Designed as an essential resource for volunteers, Spark WiSTEM2D: defines STEM2D principles and philosophy, provides information and statistics on the U.S. STEM labor market and diversity of career options, and highlights research-based strategies and tips for engaging and interacting with girls and young women.

Ignite! Activities

Ignite Activities are short, typically 5 to 15 minutes to complete, hands-on activities that use everyday materials to excite youth interest in STEM2D. Ignite activities are available in Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

STEM Student Activities

NIWL developed 25+ classroom-based STEM student activities. These activities are centered on inquiry-based investigations and hands-on learning and integrate student-centered learning principles such as collaboration and teamwork. Check out the STEMĀ²D Student Activities Series Overview and then choose from any of the activities to bring STEM to life in your classroom!

STEM2D Career Quiz

This 3-5 minute online quiz helps young people explore their interests and how a career in STEM can make a difference in the world.

Positive Youth Development & Communication Skills

This self-directed eLearning Module explores youth development — the growth process by which all young people seek ways to meet their basic physical and social needs, adolescent brain development, and Positive Youth Development — an approach to build competencies that are necessary to succeed in adolescence and adulthood.

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BTE From the Rearview Mirror

Over 4,000 students and countless volunteers have passed through BTE over our 25 years. We have collected their stories and distilled lessons from them for the future of the program.