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Recursos de Million Girls Moonshot

El trabajo de la Iowa Active Learning Community Partnership es posible gracias a la financiación de STEM Next y la subvención Million Girls Moonshot Innovator. La misión de MGM es ampliar las oportunidades STEM, específicamente en el campo de la ingeniería, para las niñas en los Estados Unidos, lo que es posible gracias a estas asociaciones estatales individuales. Esta página tiene un enlace directo al sitio web Million Girls Moonshot, así como recursos a los que puede acceder para compartir con su personal.

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May 2022

Inventors and Inventions  

Why Inventing For Diversity and Inclusion is So Essential

What would the world look like if there was more diversity and inclusion in inventing? Over the past few years, academic research has identified significant disparities in the rate at which people obtain patents. Women (especially African American and Hispanic women), people of color, and individuals from lower income families obtain patents much less often than their counterparts. Learn more and read the Forbes article here.

Utilizing IF/THEN Collection 

The IF/THEN® Collection is a free digital library with photos, videos, posters, and more, featuring diverse women STEM innovators – all available for educational and other non-commercial use. You’ll find thousands of assets showcasing inspiring women whose jobs include training Olympic athletes, creating cosmetics, exploring space, working with animals, and designing everything from buildings and museum exhibits to electronics and medical equipment. Don’t know where to start in the IF/THEN Collection? Here are some tools to help you! 

Featured Webinars 

The M in STEM: Making Math Meaningful 

Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Mountain / 1:00PM Central / 2:00PM Eastern 

This webinar will focus on engaging and supporting youth in mathematics. We will learn from an AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassador who uses mathematics to positively impact society and share best practices and resources to help make the M in STEM meaningful and accessible in afterschool. 

Quality Trainings  

Role Models Matters Training for STEM Volunteers 

Ready to train volunteers and role models in your Network, school, or afterschool program? COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION FORM to gain access to the Role Models Matter training developed by Techbridge Girls. 

 

PEAR- DoS Certification Training 

PEAR staff provides ongoing technical assistance, quarterly data reports, and online data management support for all DoS observers for two years post-certification. 

The training process involves a two-day live webinar training, completion of video calibration exercises, a one-hour live calibration session, and successful completion of two practice observations in the field. PEAR staff offer live, webinar DoS training monthly and in-person training for state networks or organizations can be arranged as needed for an additional cost. PEAR staff provides ongoing technical assistance, quarterly data reports, and online data management support for all DoS observers for two years post-certification. Dates and times are:  

  • July 13-14, 2022; 10am-4pm ET. (register by June 29) 

  • October 19-20; 10-4pm ET. (register by October 5) 

 

REGISTER HERE 

  

Recertification Training for DOS Observers 

Please note that observers that have been certified for two or more years need to complete recertification to make sure they are continuing to use the tool reliably. Dates and times are: 

  • August 9, 2022; 10-1pm ET (register by July 26) 

  • November 8, 2022; 10-1pm ET (register by October 25)  

 

 

ACRES

ACRES is a nationally acclaimed coaching program that builds knowledge and skills so after school educators, librarians and anyone who works with youth in out-of-school settings can confidently facilitate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) experiences for youth. More information found here.  

 

May Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions 

Questions are the beginning of a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train new summer staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Experienced educators also love being part of a cohort as a way to connect with other educators across the country, to learn new lesson plans and to reflect on practice.  This is our introductory module and a prerequisite to other opportunities. *The expectation is that you will be live at all three sessions and an active member of this coaching cohort. Stipends are offered to participants who complete feedback surveys before and after a module.  

Cohort dates and times are: 10:00 to 12:00 EST on the following Thursdays  

5/26, 6/9, 6/23; REGISTER HERE  

June Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions 

Questions are the beginning of a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train new summer staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Experienced educators also love being part of a cohort as a way to connect with other educators across the country, to learn new lesson plans, and to reflect on practice.  This is our introductory module and a prerequisite to other opportunities. *The expectation is that you will be live at all three sessions and an active member of this coaching cohort. Stipends are offered to participants who complete feedback surveys before and after a module. 

Cohort dates and times are: 3:00 to 5:00PM EST on the following Wednesdays  

6/15/2022, 6/29/2022, 4/20/2022; REGISTER HERE 

June Cohort: Modeling Engineering Practices 

Engineering has become a staple of STEM programming for youth. How can we confidently bring engineering into our programming and support youth as they engage in problem solving? In this module, participants gain first-hand experience with engineering by solving a design problem. They examine the components of the engineering design process and discuss ways to model the process with youth. Asking Purposeful Questions is a prerequisite to this skill. *The expectation is that you will be live at all three sessions and an active member of this coaching cohort. Stipends are offered to participants who complete feedback surveys before and after a module. 

Cohort dates and times are: 1:00 to 3:00 EST on the following Thursdays  

6/17/ 2022,7/1/2022, 7/22/2022; REGISTER HERE 

July Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions 

Questions are the beginning of a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is a great way to train new summer staff on how to facilitate STEM learning. Experienced educators also love being part of a cohort as a way to connect with other educators across the country, to learn new lesson plans, and to reflect on practice.  This is our introductory module and a prerequisite to other opportunities. *The expectation is that you will be live at all three sessions and an active member of this coaching cohort. Stipends are offered to participants who complete feedback surveys before and after a module. 

Cohort dates and times are: 10:00 to 12:00 EST on the following Tuesdays  

7/26/ 2022, 8/9/2022, 8/23/2022; REGISTER HERE 

Transformative Practices 

Equity in Math Class: 5 Tips for Teachers - WeAreTeachers

Ways to Build Equity into Your Math Lessons  discusses how equity and social justice play a critical role in math instruction.  

Critical Issue: Remembering the Child: On Equity and Inclusion in Mathematics and Science Classrooms (ncrel.org)

The North Central Regional Education Laboratory (NCREL) addresses equity and inclusion in STEM classrooms as a critical issue in a  paper that includes six effective practices for equity.  

Incorporating the Stories of Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ Scientists Into the Physics Classroom

Short article from NSTA about the contributions of women, people of color, and other diverse scientists to the field of Physics. Includes a link to lesson plans for lesson plans that could be adapted for K9-12. 

Activities for Programs 

Math Communities

Students, parents, and educators coming together to play with math!  Math Communities creates a virtual community that provides free access to joyful collaborative activities designed by professional mathematicians and math educators for K-12 students, educators, and families. There are lots of ways to communicate with other folks interested in math. 

 

After-School Science PLUS

Download Building with Wonderful Junk and take the challenge!  Build a bridge or a platform that meets a set of requirements and test it. Challenge the kids to add to the activity (For example build a bridge that will hold a student up 6 inches from the floor). 

 

Design Squad: Invent it, Build It: Making the world a better place

Research tells us that when kids think their activity helps others it increases engagement. Activities encourage kids to think of themselves as inventors, discuss inventing and engineering, and dispels the stereotype that engineering is boring. 

10 Simple Yet Thrilling Invention Ideas For Kids

These are highly engaging  activities for students including directions and videos. These activities use materials that are easy to find and can be done in a family setting. 

 

8 Best Invention Ideas for Children

Try some fun and silly inventions that are very engaging:  These activities are free, easy to set up, and use materials familiar to kids. 

 

17 Innovative Mathematics Projects that Inspire Students | by Ali | However, Mathematics

A list of some unique, hands-off, and fun mathematical projects for any blooming mathematician. 

Additional Professional Development 

NGCP Archived Webinar: Families & STEAM: Strengthening Relationships & Building Partnerships

Family engagement in STEAM can come in many forms — STEAM nights, science fairs, family newsletters, etc. But how can you move into a deeper partnership with families in the service of STEAM learning? In this webinar, we’ll hear from practitioners and researchers who are working to deepen engagement with youth and their families to intentionally support equity in and access to STEAM opportunities. You will hear about strategies, examples, and current research, and will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

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