Training and Working with Adults

Adults like children learn differently, have a variety of needs and interests, and need support and intentional engagement to motivate their continued learning.  These recommendations and subsequent resources for teachers, and dedicated program staff provide a general overview of basic principles to teaching and working with adults in a STEM setting.

Guide for Bringing Volunteer STEM Role Models Into Your Program is a guide to recruiting, training, maintaining, and getting feedback from STEM Volunteers, including an outline for a successful STEM lesson for your volunteer to facilitate.
The Adult Learning Packet includes general information about being an effective trainer for adults including adult learning theories. It can be used for working with and training volunteers.