The Importance of a Growth Mindset: Action Steps for Educators

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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National Girls Collaborative
4616 25th Avenue NE #248
Seattle, WA 98105

Having a growth mindset can lead to positive changes in our educational system. Access to education for everyone depends on the shift from a fixed to a growth mindset. In this webinar we will discuss the effects that micromessages can have on underrepresented youth and present steps we can take to be more inclusive in STEM education and careers. Key issues and barriers that affect underrepresented youths' access to and persistence in STEM will be discussed.

Our goals with furthering this conversations include:

  • Understanding the importance of building a growth mindset
  • Understanding the impact of micromessages on the development of mindset and self-efficacy in STEM
  • Recognizing culturally-based implicit biases that underlie our micromessages
  • Identifying strategies to minimize micro-inequities and maximize micro-affirmations.
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