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Create Your Final Activity Plan

Time to create your practical activity plan. Draw upon the previous two courses and note where you will use a range of communication techniques.
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This task forms part of your ExpertTrack peer assessed portfolio.

We’ve gone through all the important ideas in communication and presentation techniques, now you need to develop your ideas into a realistic plan. The planning document may be particularly useful to refer back to during your STEM activity.

Planning your activity

It’s time to go back to the activity plan that you came up with in the previous course on planning activities, and add in some more detail. If you haven’t yet created a plan, then spend some time thinking about your activity before you proceed. You will want to revisit week 2 of the planning activities course to help you.

Now is the time to complete the Session Plan part of the template to help you structure your session, considering what you will do, why you will do it and the resources/people involved. The links to the template are provided here if you wish to create a new plan:

Updating your plan

Consider the following and how you could include it in your plan:

  • What verbal communication tools will you use? E.g. tone of voice, questioning
  • What non-verbal communication tools will you use? E.g. body language, clothing, posture, position in the room.
  • How are you going to introduce yourself?
  • Will you use groups? How will you manage these?
  • How will you ensure your transitions are managed well?
  • How will maintain engagement?
  • What can you do to make sure your activity is well paced?
  • How do intend to inspire the young people?

We’ve created a Padlet for sharing your final activity plans. We look forward to seeing your activities and how they’ve developed from initial ideas to deliverable sessions. It’s best to share your files as PDF documents (use the Save as… option within the program you use to create your plan).

Padlet is a third-party website we are using for this activity. You do not need to register an account to post to Padlet. Guidance on how to use Padlet. Padlet Terms and Content Policy.

Create and share

  1. Review your activity plan and update it in light of the questions above.
  2. Share your final plan on the Activity Plan Padlet. Please remove any personal information and contact details before uploading your file.
  3. As you look at your plan, what aspect of communication do you think will be most important for your specific activity? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Save your activity plan as you will submit it as part of your ExpertTrack Portfolio at the end of the next course.

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