Join us for a professional development workshop focused on inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equality. This workshop is based on the hit PBS series, SciGirls whose goal is to encourage girls to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Educators 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.
In this workshop educators will learn how to re-shape current lesson plans to engage a wide variety of learners using twenty-first century skills. Participants will learn to use media in the classroom and explore circuits using play dough and other hands-on science activities aligned to New York State Learning Standards.
Participants will be provided with a take-home curriculum developed by SciGirls content specialists.
Who: Educators working with 4th-8th grade students
When: August 8th 9a.m.-4p.m. Lunch will be on your own.
Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County
121 Second Street Oriskany, NY 13424
Why: Learn new skills, network with peers and receive professional
Questions? Lynette S Kay, 4-H Special Program Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County
National SciGirl Trainer, Nancy Coddington firstname.lastname@example.org
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! http://pbskids.org/scigirls/