FAST Conference Concurrent Session: Using the SciGirls 7 in your STEM classroom (Room 101)

Public event
Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:45am - 11:45am
Time Zone: 
Atlantic
Location: 
Florida Association of Science Teachers Annual Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
711 NW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126
United States

Some may think mixed-genders setting aren’t for SciGirls, but the SciGirls Seven strategies work with all learners, including underrepresented youth. This SciGirls session integrates inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity.

"SciGirls is a PBS Kids television series out to change how tweens think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, join bright, curious real girls in putting STEM to work. Then check out the website to play games, watch episodes, share projects, and connect with other SciGirls in a totally safe social networking environment!

When you hear the name SciGirls, you might think, “I work in a mixed genders setting, SciGirls can’t be for me.” That’s definitely not the case. Although our approach, which we call the SciGirls Seven, is rooted in what research has revealed engages girls in STEM, these strategies have also been proven to work with all learners, including underrepresented youth. Research shows that, for a variety of reasons, some girls begin to lose interest (and confidence in their abilities) in math and science in middle school.

SciGirls Trainings integrate inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity. Educators attending SciGirls Trainings will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM; experience hands-on STEM activities; and gain access to free materials for hands-on, video-enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM."

Event contact
First Name: 
Carlos
Last Name: 
Villa
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