Looking for teacher resources to help in the effort to engage and encourage girls in STEM careers? At Tech Savvy Women we understand the value and importance of starting the STEM conversation early with girls who might be interested.
To that end, we have a section of our website dedicated to providing the latest resources; articles, websites and podcasts for teachers interested in working with girls in STEM.
We recently updated the page to include a podcast entitled: Are All-Girls Engineering Classes Different? In this episode a variety of STEM teachers from high school and middle school share their insights:
Teachers at all-girls schools might have insights on how to engage more young people – especially girls – into engineering. Several teachers at The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin shared their thoughts in this two-part episode. In Part 1 (01:15) we hear from Shamaa and Shireen, two high school engineering teachers, and then in Part 2 (28:50) we hear from Patience, Simon, and Kristina, three middle school engineering and STEM teachers. They discuss teaching in a small school, differences between all-girls classes and co-ed classes, the importance of school culture, Project Lead The Way curriculum, advice for parents, and more.
The teacher resources page also includes an extensive listing of Girls in STEM national associations, some which have local chapters, meetings, classes and summer training. Initiatives like:
- Digi Girlz Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/digigirlz)
- Girls Inc (www.girlsinc.org)
- Girls Who Code (www.girlswhocode.com)
- ID Tech (www.idtech.com)
Learn How to Become: (http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-women/) is a great resource for those seeking funding for their tech education. It is a great scholarship resource – one parents should bookmark for the future of their girls interesting in studying STEM related careers.
If you are a teacher seeking information that will aid in your classroom – the Tech Savvy Women website offers wide range of information.
LinkedIn -the Ultimate in Teacher Resources
Take it one step further – use your LinkedIn account to seek women who are leaders in their STEM related fields. Send personalized invitations to connect and ask for their advice. Seeking out women mentors for your young students is a great way to expand your network, learn from those in the field today and to show, by example, the power of networking.
Join LinkedIn groups, like Tech Savvy Women, to ask questions of those in the field. The more you connect, the more you will learn and the more you can share with your students.
JJ DiGeronimo, a speaker, author and thought-leader for Women in Tech and Girls and STEM, empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract Women in Technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.
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