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Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs

August 11, 2020
Short Title
Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs
Summary

Are you interested in making your library programs more equitable, where all patrons can “see themselves” in your STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities? 

Description

STAR_Net logoSTAR Net is teaming up with the Emmy-award winning PBS SciGirls to explore the importance of gender equitable programs where all patrons can develop positive STEAM identities. Be part of the change in closing the gender gap by offering empowering programs and activities that strengthen girls’ interest and confidence in STEAM, and learn strategies that use the latest research in engaging all patrons in science learning.

This webinar will include an activity demonstration for you to follow along at home. To participate, please have the following household items handy:

  • At least three materials from this list: Plastic wrap, tissues, paper towels, plastic bags, tissue paper, coffee filters, handkerchiefs
  • 1 toy minifigure (LEGO, for example)
  • String or thread
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper and pencil

 

Resources

Recorded on
09/01/2020
Timezone
Central
Duration
1 hour
Presenters

Keliann Laconte, professional development manager, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute

Claire Ratcliffe, education coordinator, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute

Brooks Mitchell, education coordinator, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute

Kristin Pederson, STEM project development and communications, SciGirls

Niki Becker, STEM media and education specialist, SciGirls

Cost
Free
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Library Type
Public
Popular Topics
Coloring, Crafts & Hands-on
STEM
Audience
Children / Family
Tweens and Teens
Young Adult