SciGirls Professional Development Training

Public event
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
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UT Gardens
South Greenhouse - Classroom 124 2514 Jacob Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
United States

SciGirls is an Emmy-award winning PBS KIDS television series and website dedicated to changing the way millions of girls think about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Local educators are invited to participate in a hands-on, minds-on Professional Development Training hosted by Project Learning Tree of TN, University of TN Gardens, Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley, ECO-Youth Garden, Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy, and Tennessee Environmental Education Associate. We welcome you to practice proven strategies for engaging girls in STEM while building a device to measure wind speed, lighting up a room with dough creatures, and much more! Participants attending this workshop will:

• Learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM

• Experience hands-on STEM activities

• Leave with curriculum that puts a creative twist on teaching STEM

• Learn how to modify activities to engage kids in STEM using the SciGirls Seven

• Discover additional online resources that enhance teaching and learning experiences for all kids.

Everyone benefits from a gender-equitable approach to STEM!


This is a free event. Lunch will be served.


From I-40 take Exit 386B onto Hwy 129 (Alcoa Hwy toward the Airport). From Hwy 129 take exit for Hwy 158 (Neyland Drive). Turn left at end of exit ramp. Turn left onto Joe Johnson Drive, and take a right at next light onto Chapman Drive. You will drive down Chapman Drive until you come to the stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign. You will see a row of 10 parking spaces marked for UT Gardens Parking only. You can park in one of those spaces. If you look up our address in Google it is 2518 Jacob Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996.

To get to the greenhouse from the parking lot, you will enter the gardens and walk through the Friendship Plaza. The second path on your left will take you through the KUB demonstration garden. Take a right when you come to the sidewalk. The last building on the left is the South Greenhouse. Here is my cell phone if you have any issues on the day of the event: 865-567-7288.


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