SciGirls®, the popular PBS Kids series, will deliver a free training workshop for educators and STEM professionals at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Lisbon Falls on September 12 from 9:00 to 4:30 p.m The University of Maine College of Engineering and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension/4-H will host the workshop. Registration is required.
Who should attend? K-12 educators, formal and informal; career and technical professionals; higher education faculty; business and government leaders. We particularly encourage participation by STEM professionals who wish to get involved with organizations dedicated to increasing the numbers of girls in STEM.
Visit the National Girls Collaborative Project registration page to sign up.
Registration will close one week before the training. Space is limited, so sign up early! Beverages and snacks will be provided by your hosts, please plan to bring a lunch.
SciGirls presenter Sarah Carter says that 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. SciGirls integrates inquiry- based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity.
SciGirls is a PBS Kids television series that seeks to change how tweens think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. In each episode, bright, curious real girls put STEM to work. Viewers can check out the website to play games, watch episodes, share projects, and connect with other SciGirls in a totally safe social networking environment.
Space is limited, so please sign up early!