STEM-tastic: Getting Girls Excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with SciGirls!

Public event
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
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15052 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
United States
Phone: 703-965-6877

Thank you for your interest in the free SciGirls Professional Development Training being held at Vencore and co-sponsored by the Sliding Doors STEM & Dyslexia Learning Center.

SciGirls is a PBS Kids television series out to change how millions of 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!

Participants are invited to attend this free full-day professional development opportunity and discover how to engage young women (ages 8-13) through inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity. Participants attending SciGirls Trainings 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.

All SciGirls activities and matching videos are aligned to national education standards including: Standards for Technological Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core standards for Mathematics.

The workshop will be facilitated by Lou Papai, SciGirls Regional Trainer and Leadership Team Member for the Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project.

Note: If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Krista Gauthier at 703-965-6877 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

You may download the SciGirls FAQ's before the workshop to help with answers to many general questions. A map is also available for download under “Additional Materials” or you may use this link: Additional information and workshop documents will be uploaded or sent to you as the workshop date approaches. Lunch will be provided. Any dietary restrictions should be noted on your registration.

Click the “Sign Up” button below to register. Registration closes 2 days before the training date (Thursday, May 4th).

Sliding Doors STEM & Dyslexia Learning Center
Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative
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