SciGirls Professional Development Workshop, Detroit, MI

Public event
Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Time Zone: 
Eastern
Location: 
University Prep Science & Math Elementary School
2251 Antietam
Detroit, MI 48207
United States
Phone: 313-806-8961

If inclement weather causes a snow day, the workshop will be held on March 16.

 

 Sponsored by University Prep Schools, Michigan After-school Partnership, National Girls Collaborative Project, and Michigan Girls Collaborative Project. These organizations have made it possible to offer this workshop at no cost to the participants.

SciGirls® is an award-winning PBS Kids television series out to change how tweens think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, animated characters Izzie and her best friend, Jake, find themselves in jams only science can fix. To set things right, Izzie calls on bright, curious real-life SciGirls who put STEM to work and save the day. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website – pbskids.org/scigirls, where girls can play games, watch episodes, create personal profiles and avatars, share projects, and connect with other SciGirls in a totally safe social networking environment!

This workshop will integrate inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity. Participants 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. The workshop will also feature citizen science, which is a process by which youth can observe the world around them, collect data, and upload it to web sites where real scientists can use the data in their research.

Who Should Attend?

Girl-serving community-based organizations, professional educators, program managers, professional organizations serving youth exploring STEM careers, and/or after-school and out-of-school time program staff

Participant Expectations:

Register in the NGCP Program Directory (free)

Register in SciGirls Connect (free)

Run at least 1 SciGirls program within a year

Upload photos after events (assuming photo releases)

Complete and submit a program report sheet after each event

Complete and submit a self reflection/evaluation form after each event

Participants will receive an electronic certificate of attendance that may be applied toward receiving a STEM credential or certificate.

Event contact
First Name: 
Marta
Last Name: 
Larson
Groups: